Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Recreation is Egg-static for Egg Hunt on Saturday
Recreation Program Specialist Kaitlyn McKinney is happily preparing for over 400 kids who will participate in the Egg Hunt at Cook Park this Saturday.
Our Recreation Department, which includes Kaitlyn and a handful of on-call Recreation Aides, has put in countless hours preparing for the Egg Hunt event. There has been a lot of anticipation leading up to Saturday, April 20.
“We have come up with a lot of new ideas for the Egg Hunt this year and I am personally very excited for everyone to attend because this is going to be such a fun-filled morning for families!” Kaitlyn said.
When asked how many eggs will be part of the hunt, Kaitlyn responded, “It was neat because we actually didn’t have to buy any new eggs this year. We re-stuffed all of the recycled eggs from previous years and it has come out to over 12,000 eggs that are ready to go for Saturday.”
Participants can join in the preparations by:
- Registering online We will be taking same day registrations for $5 dollars at Cook Park. Same day registrants can help the lines move quickly by paying cash. Credit cards are accepted but take much longer to process.
- Setting out their boots and baskets The Egg Hunt is BYOB… bring your own basket! Kaitlyn is also asking kids to be prepared for mud. Some of the lawn areas will be wet from rain received earlier in the week.
- Thanking our Sponsors and Volunteers Value Village, Greenburg Pediatric Dentistry, Sport Clips, Sierk Orthodontics & Meyer Family ATA have helped to make this event possible! Volunteers from National Honors Society and CERT also play key roles.
The Egg Hunt marks the start of the fourth year of recreation activities in Tigard. The first Egg Hunt was held in Cook Park in 2016.
Camas Festival on Saturday, April 27
Come celebrate Tigard’s premier nature park! Learn more about the local significance of the camas flower while it’s in bloom, take a tour to find brass sculptures of local wildlife, and enjoy the recently completed oak savanna overlook, nature play areas and more.
Events and Activites include:
- Ribbon Cutting
- Nature-Themed Family Story Time
- Atfalati-Kalapuya: First People of Washington County Presentation
- Chainsaw artist demonstration
- Tigard City Council
- Parks & Recreation
- Loop Trail with Tualatin Riverkeepers
- Camas field
- Oak Savanna
- And more!
For more information, including a video about the Camas in Dirksen Nature Park visit www.tigard-or.gov/camas
Tour of Fanno Creek Trail Flooding
Clean Water Services led a tour on Monday of the Fanno Creek Trail in Englewood Park. Staff from Public Works participated in the tour. The tour preceeded a briefing scheduled for April 23 with the Board of County Commissioners.
From the agenda packet:
Clean Water Services has been coordinating with the City of Tigard and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District on stream enhancement and riparian planting along Fanno Creek for more than 15 years. Within these two parks, the stream enhancement efforts have effectively restored the natural function of the creek, enabling water to spread out onto the floodplain as it should. The restoration work helps prevent downstream flooding and erosion, improves water quality, and restores important fish and wildlife habitat. However, flooding of paths within the floodplain has increased during the last 10 years, causing conflicts with trail users. A particular concern exists where the Fanno Creek Regional Trail passes under the Scholls Ferry Road Bridge. At this major constriction in the floodplain, the trail is at-grade with the stream bank and is often inundated during wet weather causing conflicts with cyclists and pedestrians.
Tigard, Washington County and the partners mentioned above are participating in an upcoming conceptual study of a potential at-grade crossing of Scholls Ferry Road in this mid-block location.
The full agenda is available online: https://www.co.washington.or.us/BOC/Meetings/Agendas/2019/upload/_BOC-Work-Session_04-23-19_AGENDA_PACKET.pdf