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2010-11 Annual Report

CITY OF HILLSBORO Parks & Recreation

City Council Jerry Willey, Mayor

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Bede Murphy Lynn Scheller, Chair

Aron Carleson, Council President

Parks & Recreation Commission Ken Edwards, Chair

BJ Jeddeloh, Vice Chair

Elizabeth Oberlin

Steve Callaway

Jay Leo, Vice Chair

Terry Blackburn

Jodi Nielsen

Nenice Andrews

Julie Karlbom

Deborah Clarke

Tina Seidel

Darell Lumaco

Ken Phelan

Mitch Dickinson

Doug Sellers

Mike Castillo

Gwynne Pitts

Marilynn Helzerman

Julie Wilson

Olga Acu単a

Oscar Monteblanco

Bernd Kuehn

Chris Mannen City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department Steve Greagor, Director 4400 NW 229th Avenue Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 503.681.6120

Contents Message from the Director...................................................3 Community Resources..........................................................4 Community Partnerships, Grants & Sponsorships..........4 Awards & Recognition.....................................................5 Outreach & Events...........................................................5 Volunteer Services...........................................................6 Facility Rentals & Community/Senior Center.......................5 Recreation & Sports..............................................................7 Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center..............................8 Gordon Faber Recreation Complex......................................9 Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center....................10 Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve...................................11 Operations, Development & Acquisitions..........................12 Development.................................................................12 Land Acquisitions...........................................................12 Operations.....................................................................13 Financial Summary..............................................................14 Resources.......................................................................14 Expenditures..................................................................14 Comparative Statistics....................................................15


Message from the Director Quality and responsive parks & recreation services are essential to a community’s health and the quality of life of its residents. We are pleased to share Hillsboro Parks & Recreation’s 2010-11 Annual Report, which highlights the various efforts we have undertaken to support this important goal during this past fiscal year. Despite an economy that is continuing a slow recovery, our dedicated, creative and passionate staff continue to uphold our national CAPRA (Commission on Accreditation of Parks & Recreation Agencies) accreditation standards and focus on our mission of “…providing diverse, innovative and exceptional recreational and cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of our citizens.” There were many accomplishments in all areas of the department this year including: opening the new “Outdoors In Park @ the Plaza” indoor park, planning an extension of the Rock Creek Trail, an increase in grants and partnerships that helped us provide many important projects and programs, and continued efforts by the Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council to build and foster the arts in Hillsboro. Many more details are highlighted in the following pages. We are thankful for the support of City Council, the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, our staff, community partners, and Hillsboro residents who make it possible to provide our community with exceptional access to recreation, nature, culture and adventure for which we are known. We look forward to continuing to work together to positively impact the vitality and livability of the Hillsboro community in the years to come.

Steve Greagor, Director


Community Resources Community Partnerships, Grants & Sponsorships The Parks & Recreation Department is committed to efficient use of resources in providing services to the community. During Fiscal Year 2010-11, the department was successful in obtaining a value of more than $17,000 in community sponsorships and more than $850,000 in grants for vital activities throughout the department. Below are significant contributions.

Parks Development Grants: • REI Stewardship Grant for Rood Bridge Park Wetlands Improvements - $10,000 • MTIP Federal Grant for Rock Creek Trail extension project - $1.275 million (utilized $150,000 in this fiscal year) • ARRA funds (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) to help with Rock Creek Trail extension - $138,000

Recreation Grants: • Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for Kidz Blitz lifetime sports after school program - $19,500 • Washington County Commission on Children & Families grant for The Zone middle school after school program - $18,809 • Hillsboro Schools Foundation grant for after school homework help clubs - $15,000 • Intel Involved grant for after school and youth programs - $10,000 • Washington County Visitors Association Tourism grant towards high speed internet and WiFi installation at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex/Hillsboro Stadium - $5,000

Cultural Arts Center Grants: • Cultural Coalition of Washington County grant for 2011 Walters Classical Music Series - $2,000

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Grants: • Intel Involved grant for program enhancement - $4,465 • REI grant for winter birding on the wetlands program (kayaks and storage) - $10,000 • PGE grant for environmental education program with local school districts - $5,000 • Port of Portland and ODOT wetland mitigation funds for Bobcat Marsh wetland restoration project - $314,000

Significant Sponsorships: Frontier Communications – official WiFi provider at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex/Hillsboro Stadium Tuality Healthcare – youth after school programs, The Outpost and Arts Center programs Kaiser Permanente – The Outpost and youth & family summer programs Dick’s Sporting Goods – youth after school enrichment and sports programs, ASA 16B Western National Championship Washington County Commission on Children & Families – The Outpost


Outreach & Events

Awards & Recognition

The department’s marketing strategy includes utilizing a wide range of marketing avenues to build awareness of and draw residents to our programs and services. During Fiscal Year 201011, these included social media, website, E-communications, print pieces, media relations, volunteer outreach, speaking engagements, booths at community events, and a consistent identity and messaging throughout.

As a result of our department’s extensive recycling efforts, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation was selected as one of the first winners of the new Washington County Recycle at Work annual awards program. The department either reduced, reused or recycled in excess of 50 different items regularly.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation also planned and coordinated the 7th annual Celebrate Hillsboro in July, a free summer family festival presented to the community by the city. It attracted more than 8,000 people for a fun, educational and cultural day in downtown Hillsboro celebrating our special community.

The Community Resources Division is responsible for public/community relations, marketing, public outreach, partnerships and alternative funding to support all areas of the department.

The Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center’s new “City of Hillsboro Fitness Challenge” was awarded an Outstanding Program Award from the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association’s Section for Older Adults (SOAR).

Facility Rentals & Community/Senior Center Event Rentals

Community/Senior Center

Our parks and facilities continue to provide unique special event spaces for the community for all types of events including family celebrations, corporate picnics or meetings, youth birthday parties and weddings. Facilities and shelters were also utilized by the department for special events, public open houses, meetings and many volunteer projects. Our newest birthday party and event space, Outdoors In Park @ the Plaza, was also heavily utilized.

This fiscal year, the department’s continued partnership with the Hillsboro Community Senior Center nonprofit organization enabled the Hillsboro Community/Senior Center to promote and support recreation programs and activities which benefit older adults. Facility rentals after normal business hours were handled by the Parks & Recreation Department and daily programming of a variety of classes, educational workshops, trips, special events and volunteer opportunities were organized for the senior population by the nonprofit.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation offers a variety of unique and versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces. These include the sports-oriented Gordon Faber Recreation Complex/Hillsboro Stadium, the cozy River House at Rood Bridge Park, the elegant and artistic Walters Cultural Arts Center, the rustic and natural Jackson Bottom Wetlands Education Center, the kidfriendly Outdoors In or Tyson Recreation Center and Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center, or one of our many outdoor picnic shelters in various parks.

FY 2010-11 Total Number of Rentals: 8,999 Total Rental Revenues: $490,384 5

Volunteer Services

We love our volunteers!

Volunteers continue to provide great support and value to the community through Hillsboro Parks & Recreation programs, projects and events. This year was our highest participation yet, with over 19,000 hours dedicated to lending a hand in the parks, at events, at facilities and in the classrooms. Whether it was assisting in an art class, running with pre-K aged youth in the annual Turkey Trot, or installing a fence at a park, our group and individual volunteers jumped right in and made it happen.

Key Partnerships Pacific University’s Federal Work Study Program student interns continued to support various Parks & Recreation Programs. This year, interns performed valuable work with after school programs and sports leagues, gained great work skills, and saved the department an estimated $2,000 in part-time labor costs. The Hillsboro Parks & Recreation and Miller Education Center (MEC) summit partnership continued with over 1,700 volunteer hours dedicated to projects in various parks. This year the group focused on trail connections, habitat enhancement, and park beautification. Three students were hired as seasonal workers for the Parks & Recreation and Water Departments and


FY 2010-11 Volunteer Hours: Adopt-a-Park: 1,399 Restitution: 8,722 Beautification: 4,371 Recreation: 407 Special Events: 1,844 Cultural Arts: 569 Other: 1,939 Total Hours: 19,251 Total Volunteers: 3,065 Value of Volunteer Hours: $495,713

continued to work for the City after the summer program ended.

Community volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to various Hillsboro Parks & Recreation programs. Their contribution to making Hillsboro a wonderful place to live, work and play is vital and very much appreciated.

Friends of Trees partnered with the department and Clean Water Services for two tree-for-all events at Rood Bridge Park. These efforts resulted in planting and mulching over 2,000 native trees and shrubs throughout wetland sites.

Boy Scouts supported various park projects, including several extensive Eagle Projects. Projects included constructing a garden tool shed and making plot & pathway improvements at the Calvary Lutheran Community Gardens.

Intel Involved! The 2010 Intel Involved Matching Grant Program donated $10 per hour for each Intel employee who volunteered with us. This program provided $10,000 to help fund valuable youth programs and hundreds of volunteer hours dedicated to keeping our parks system beautiful, safe and clean.

Annual SOLV-It and Beach & Riverside Clean-up projects were held at various park sites this year. Over 400 volunteer hours were dedicated to picking up litter along waterways, removing invasive plants, mulching native plants, and planting native trees. Nearly 100 volunteers participated in these events to complete these valuable projects.

Highlighted Programs/Events 2010 ASA Girls 16B Western National Softball Championship at the Hillsboro Stadium benefitted from 90 volunteers who collected money at gates, assisted with open ceremonies & skills contest, and helped with other tasks to help this event run smoothly.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation’s first Arbor Day event was held at Hamby Park during Earth Week on April 14th. Kaiser Permanente, Intel, Friends of Trees, and the Miller Education In-School/ Connect Program partnered to plant trees near the new play equipment at the park. The mayor, a Kaiser representative, and a Miller student made the ground breaking dig to kick off the project.

Recreation & Sports This year recreation services continued to provide a wide range of valuable opportunities to the community. Replacing Sue Boucher after her retirement from a stellar 30-year career with the department presented a challenging transition; however, new Recreation Services Manager Sean Morgan, formerly the department’s Cultural Arts Program Manager for 10 years, rose to the challenge. Here are just a few of the highlights of this fiscal year.

Resource Center, which enabled us to serve an additional four schools. • The Zone enrichment and intramural sports at all four middle schools. • Homework Help Clubs at four elementary and two middle schools funded by the Hillsboro Schools Foundation.

After School Programs The department continued to grow the partnership with the Hillsboro School District (HSD) to offer exciting after school programs, including: • BLAST (Bringing Leadership, Arts and Sports Together) a comprehensive five day per week after school enrichment program for 1st – 6th graders at 14 elementary schools. A new “hub” site was opened at the HSD’s Peter Boscow Outdoors In This unique new indoor play park opened to the public in February of 2011, providing a great place for families to hang out and be active indoors. The facility, located in the lower level of the City’s Civic Center, includes a full-size playground system with slides, an 8-foot bouldering wall and a unique wholebody electronic gaming system that provides an entertaining, heart-pumping workout. There is also a classroom area for fitness classes and private party and event rentals. During its first four months the facility had visits from over 5,000 children (plus parents) and hosted 33 rental events serving a total of about 1,000 guests.

FY 2010 - 11 Program Participants: 23,865 After School Participants: 4,962 Adult Sports Teams: 341 Total Recreation Program Revenue: $667,795

From after school programs to sports camps and leagues to hands on nature and art classes, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation offers something for everyone to stay active and healthy and explore new interests. Our seasonal Activities Guide features more than 400 programs for all ages and various interests.

After school programs served over 4,900 Hillsboro children and provided them with a safe, fun place for to play sports, learn new skills, get help with homework and make a difference in the community. HSD provided the sites and busing to the BLAST hub sites and home at the end of the day.

The Outpost For the 6th year, the Outpost summer free lunch and activities program at Shute Park made a significant impact on our community’s youth. Over 15,000 lunches were served to youth during the nine week program, and around 250 kids participated in sports, science, craft and other learning activities each day. This program was made possible with the help of over 1,000 volunteer hours and around 20 community partners including corporations, city departments, government agencies, non-proifts and churches.


Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center SHARC continued to experience a growth in facility visits, program participation and revenue this fiscal year. Once again, revenues for the fiscal year surpassed $1 million and increased more than $86,000 over last fiscal year. Participant passes to the facility experienced unprecedented growth, illustrating the great demand and the value provided. We sold 6,938 passes with $468,698 in revenue. Passholders alone represented 158,811 visits SHARC during the year. Other Fiscal Year 2010-11 highlights include: Aquatics: • Swim programs and lessons continued to thrive with 5,889 participants and $319,585 in revenue. • Recreational swim and other general admission activities resulted in 46,315 visits and $228,805 in revenue.

Health and Fitness: • The fitness area received 4 new pieces of equipment, making a total of 54 available to patrons. A new seated elliptical, recumbent bike, leg curl and abdominal machines are all ergonomic and user-friendly for all fitness levels.   

• Drop-in group exercise and spinning classes brought 2,388 visits each month for a total of 28,656 visits. • The SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® program for older adults encouraged hundreds of participants to use our facility, bringing in $53,361 in revenue. These patrons represented 13,669 visits this year.


• SHARC continued to be the home of Hillsboro HEAT Swim Team (HST), which represented 27,974 visits. SHARC hosted the annual HST winter swim meet. Revenue was $25,000. • SHARC is the host site for Hillsboro’s four high school swim teams. In addition to regular practices, we hosted 14 dual swim meets. • SHARC began teaching merit badge water safety classes to Boy Scouts.

• This year SHARC launched “The City of Hillsboro Fitness Challenge,” which was awarded an Outstanding Program Award from Section for Older Adults (SOAR) through the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association (ORPA). More than 169 participants lost more than 400 pounds during the two 12-week programs. Kid Fit and Specialty Classes: • SHARC’s Kid Fit room, providing a fun and safe environment for young children while their parents use the facility, saw 4,327 visits and brought in $10,631 in revenue. • SHARC hosted a variety of Parks & Recreation specialty classes and activities ranging from preschool and youth crafts to American Red Cross first aid and safety classes to teen strength training.

FY 2010-11 Total Revenue: $1,232,318 Total Pass Visits: 158,811 The Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC) is a full-service recreation center providing a variety of innovative health and recreation programs and activities for all ages. Amenities include one outdoor and two indoor pools, group fitness room, cardio and weight rooms, personal trainers, Kid Fit room and various classes and events.

The Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (GFRC) offers the community a premier sports facility for softball, football, soccer, lacrosse and many other competitive and unique uses. It has become an attractive venue for large scale amateur sporting events including national, statewide and regional tournaments and games. In addition, the facility’s seating capacity and available space makes it uniquely suited for a tremendous variety of events.

Gordon Faber Recreation Complex TU he GFRC saw strong growth in activity this year. This can be attributed in large part to the new state-of-the-art artificial turf that was installed in the stadium last year, which attracted large events including Portland State University Football (while their home field was being renovated), Portland State University Women’s Soccer, and OSAA playoff games. The department also produced the week-long ASA 16B Western National Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball Championship tournament in August 2010. This was a significant tournament which attracted 34 teams and more than 2000 people to the complex from across the western USA. The department was awarded a perfect score from ASA for producing a first-class event.

FY 2010-11 Total Number of Events: 771

New Event Highlights: • Hippie Chick Half Marathon

Estimated Overall Attendance: 244,450

• PSU Football and women’s soccer • Portland Shockwave women’s football

Total Days of Use: 301

• ASA 16B Western National Softball Tournament

Total Revenue: $544,033

• Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association Championships • OSAA 3A/4A/5A Football State Championships

53rd Avenue Sports Fields

• OSAA 5A/6A Soccer Championships

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Returning Event Highlights:



• Oregon Recreation & Parks Association sports turf seminar


• Les Schwab Bowl • Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association • OSAA high school softball/baseball playoffs • Special Olympics regional softball & bocce tournament • Valley Invitational Girls Fast Pitch Softball Tournament & College Exposure Camp • Drum Corps International • Lacrosse Northwest youth & adult leagues • Helvetia Half Marathon • Sunset Band Classic • FC Portland Winter Showcase tournament

• NW regional motorcycle police training school

The 53rd Avenue Park artificial turf sports fields at 53rd Avenue Park, with their year-round availability, also saw a great deal of community use this fiscal year for adult and youth soccer, youth lacrosse and other sports. A total of 836 different events took place with an estimate attendance of 92,000 people throughout the year. Total revenue for these rentals was $142,275.

• Washington County SWAT training • Numerous private corporate events • Photo/film shoot productions Sampling of Community Uses: U


• Hillsboro Parks & Recreation softball, soccer and flag football leagues • Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball • Century High School Football • Local High School Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball & Softball

Fairgrounds Sports Complex The Hillsboro Parks & Recreationmaintained and managed natural grass fields at the southwest portion of the Washington County Fairgrounds is another valuable sports complex for youth soccer, softball and baseball. This complex hosted approximately 500 events this year with an estimated attendance of 25,000 people and total rental revenues of $9,555.


Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center The Arts Center houses a theater, five art studios, two galleries, classrooms and other amenities for special events and community functions. The center presents concerts, arts exhibitions, lectures, art classes and workshops, and since opening in 2004 has served as the anchor for Hillsboro’s growing arts community.

In Fiscal Year 2010-11, the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center (WCAC) diversified its offerings, expanded its audience and saw staff changes. The changes will help to build existing programs and activities and introduce an expanded palette of offerings in the gallery, on the concert stage and in the classroom.

Highlights of FY 2010-11: • More than 1,000 class registrations, with revenue of $58,397. • The introduction of Thursday Family Art Night, a drop-in program for kids and adults that features a new art project every week. • The first Creativity in Motion event for families celebrated Arts & Humanities month and was funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County. • A continuing concert series featuring local, regional and national performers.

Gallery Highlights: • More than 20 different gallery exhibitions, including the annual WCAC Students & Instructors show in July and the December-January “Elements: Multiple Parts/Singular Art” exhibit of contemporary art. • Paintings from the July Plein Air event were exhibited in our galleries in August, along with the Celebrate Hillsboro Community Mural.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council highlights: • The HACC’s continuing series of professional development workshops for local artists and creative businesses. • Grant funding of $26,476 was awarded to help strengthen 13 Hillsboro arts organizations. • The annual Plein Air summer outdoor painting competition was held in downtown Hillsboro and at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.


FY 2010-11 Number of Events & Rentals: 260 Total Estimated Center Attendance: 12,415 • The WCAC hired a Cultural Arts Program Supervisor to help develop the city’s public art program. • HACC organized a Latino Artist’s Showcase at the annual Latino Cultural Festival. • The annual Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit and Arts & Culture Leadership Summit events both saw growth in participation numbers from local and regional arts and culture organizations.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (JBWP) is a 725-acre wildlife preserve located within the city limits of Hillsboro. JBWP is owned by the City of Hillsboro and Clean Water Services and is managed by the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation department with support from the JBWP non-profit organization.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (JBWP) achieved many accomplishments and had a great deal of community support while striving to achieve the mission of “Connecting Water, Wildlife and People” this year.

Community Support Grants: The JBWP non-profit organization, which raises funds in support of education programs and related projects at the Preserve, received generous donations totaling over $52,159. The

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve annual Tweet of Dweams event raised $21,000, and over $3,000 was also donated from 75 loyal members of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Grants remain a key funding source and helped make valuable programs and restoration projects possible. Grants this year included: • Intel Involved - $4,465 ($10/hr. per Intel employee volunteer) to enhance education programs. • REI - $10,000 to launch a winter kayaking program at Jackson Bottom. These guided programs will provide public access to flooded areas for bird watching and wildlife viewing. • PGE - $5,000 to support Jackson Bottom’s environmental education program with local school districts.

Education Programs: JBWP’s 12,000 sq. ft. Wetland Education Center provided a hub for over 180 environmental education programs. Nearly 5,500 students and hundreds of adult helpers were

Wetlands Restoration: The Bobcat Marsh wetland restoration project was nearly completed this year through partnerships with the Port of Portland, ODOT, Clean Water Services and Farmington View Elementary students. 19 acres of seasonally flooded areas overtaken with reed canary grass were restored and replanted with native vegetation, trees and shrubs. Over $600,000 was invested at Jackson Bottom by our partners to improve wetland habitat and mitigate wetland impacts from highway and airport runway expansion projects in Washington County.

JBWP staff administered the City’s Tree Challenge program. In collaboration with Clean Water Services and the Hillsboro Public Works department, over 30,000 native trees and shrubs were planted along creeks and wetlands in the Tualatin River basin to improve watershed health and habitat.

inspired by JBWP traveling and field environmental education programs while a number of youth, adult and senior groups visited the preserve for nature and science-based programs. Eight weeks of summer camps introduced children to bird watching, wetland ecology, tracking, macro invertebrates, insects, and outdoor skills. JBWP also partnered with the Hillsboro Library and other Hillsboro Parks & Recreation programs to provide science and nature-based educational activities.

FY 2010-11 Volunteer Hours: 7,228 Value of Volunteer Hours: $142,000 Children Served Through Traveling Programs: 5,500 Volunteers: This year 150 volunteers donated 7,228 hours, valued at $142,000. Our 36 Visitor Center Guides enabled the Education Center to remain open 7 days per week and over 30 teens in the “Green Teens” Program completed a variety of service learning projects. Various corporate groups and community members including SOLV, Intel and several Eagle Scouts completed a number of construction and painting projects on the Preserve and at Camp Madsen.


Operations, Development & Acquisitions Development Outdoors In - A new Indoor playground located in the lower level of the Civic Center building was constructed and opened in February 2011. This facility utilizes a previously vacant space with a full-sized playground, 8’ bouldering wall, a unique wholebody electronic gaming system, and a classroom space providing children and families with an active all-weather play and event space. Stadium Football Scoreboards - In August 2010, the outdated scoreboards inside the stadium were replaced with new, more effective and energy efficient scoreboards.

Orenco Open Space development - A trail and picnic table were installed in April 2010 in this newly acquired one-acre natural area. Rock Creek Trail - Work continued on the design and engineering for the 2012 extension of the Rock Creek Trail from Orchard Park south to NW Cherry Lane and to NW Wilkins St., aided by a $138,000 ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) grant. Planning was also conducted for the future development of trailheads at both NW Cherry Lane and NW Wilkins Street.

Community Gardens - A Community Garden Master Plan was created to guide development and operations of current and future community gardens in Hillsboro. Community gardens are identified in the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan as important to community livability. In addition to existing Gardens at Calvary Lutheran and Sonrise churches, we anticipate creating new community gardens to meet the significant demand we are experiencing.

FY 2010-11 Total Development Expenditures: $415,803 Total Acquisition Expenditures: $730,651 Acreage Acquired: 14.5 Total Park Acreage: 1,623 System Development Charges Reserves: $2,603,524 Native Trees Planted: 29,753

The Operations and Development Division is responsible for the acquisition, development, expansion and renovation of all of Hillsboro’s parks, trails, wetlands, open spaces and recreation facilities.


Land Acquisitions 285 SW Brookwood Ave. – The city purchased this 3.5 acre site adjacent to Brookwood Parkway north of Baseline Road for $629,880 using Metro Natural Areas bond funds and SDCs. The site is designated as a neighborhood park in the future.

Orenco Open Space – This .92 acre of nature space within the historic Orenco neighborhood was donated to the City by Washington County. It will be maintained as a neighborhood open space area.

Rock Creek Greenway/NE Ashton Street – 4.1 acres of land were donated to the City. This property is part of the Rock Creek Greenway and is envisioned as part of the future extensions of the Rock Creek Retional Trail.


The Parks Maintenance division is responsible for the high quality maintenance and repair of parks, open spaces and outdoor areas at facilities. Staff maintains over 1,500 acres of parks, facilities, trails, and open spaces as well as the landscapes at city buildings including the Civic Center, fire stations and both libraries.

The Parks Maintenance division continued to be a busy place this year. Maintaining parks at a high level, supporting a number of city and department volunteer and special events, and continuing to work to improve existing facilities are just a sampling of things that the Parks Maintenance crews are dedicated to. Sustainable and “green” efforts also continued to be an area of great interest. There were in excess of 50 different items that were reused or recycled on a regular basis. As a result of our department’s successful recycling efforts, this past spring Parks Maintenance was selected as one of the first winners of the Washington County Recycle at Work (RAW) annual awards program. 2011 from Metro and the Washington County Cooperative Recycling Program

Parks Maintenance facilitated enhancements to a number of sites during the year as well. These included trail improvements at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, adding swings to the playground at Glencoe Creek Park, and building porta-potty shelters and concrete work at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. Each of these projects added valuable features to sites and also enhanced the department’s ability to host and present events for the community.

Washington County

Award-Winning Business


Financial Summary 2010-11 Resources and Expenditures


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System Development Charges Utilized 2010-11* $714,952


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Gordon Faber Recreation Complex Fees/Rentals $544,033


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*System Development Charge revenue in 2010-11 surpassed $1.1 million and reserves are in excess of $2.6 million.


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Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center GFRC Revenue

Arts Center Total Revenue Arts Center Events (Rentals) Revenue Arts Center Total Number of Events Facilities and Rentals total # of rentals Facilities and Rentals total revenue

*Stadium was closed for three months for turf replacement.

Overall Parks & Recreation Operating Revenue FY 2010-11 Gordon Faber Recreation Complex $544,033 Arts Center $176,259 Other Facility Rentals $490,384 SHARC $1,232,318 **Funds received in 2010-11 for programs to take place in 2011-12.

Miscellaneous $104,939 Grants & Donations $868, 120 Deferred Program Revenue** Recreation Programs $247,407 $667,795


CITYOF OF HILLSBORO CITY HILLSBORO Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation 4400 NW 229th Avenue Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 503.681.6120

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Hillsboro Parks & Recreation 2010-11 Annual Report  
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation 2010-11 Annual Report  

Annual Report for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon's Parks & Recreation Department