A $9 million agreement to build a park near Beaverton offers new green space for the suburb. Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation officials have long seen the Aloha area as needing more parkland.
The park could also serve disabled athletes from beyond Oregon.
The new agreement with the Beaverton School District pieces together a 20-acre community park. It’ll be a massive expansion from a small neighborhood park in Aloha that’s there now.
The community park would open in a few years.
Bob Wayt with Tualatin Hills says the park has an extra draw for athletes with physical disabilities. Wayt calls it the “Champions Too Field.”
“We envision that the Champions Too Field would draw special needs athletes from a wide area — not only the state of Oregon, but other states as well, maybe even nationally, because there aren’t many fields specially designated for that segment of the population.”
The park’s $9 million cost will mostly come from a parks’ district bond.
That includes three acres that park officials are buying from the Beaverton School District.
The cost of the special needs field requires additional fundraising.