Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Eggcelent Time at the Egg Hunt on Saturday
685 children joined Parks & Rec on Saturday for an Egg Hunt in Cook Park. Families joined sponsors and partners for activities and the main event. Overall, over 12,000 eggs were distributed to participants.
The Egg Hunt marks the start of the fourth year of Recreation activites in Tigard. The Egg Hunt was the program’s first event in 2016, with 356 total participants. Popularity of the event has grown steadily over the years.
Egg Hunt participants remarked:
- “So impressed on how well the City of Tigard did with the Easter Egg hunt at Cook Park today!”
- “It was a lot of fun! We certainly didn't expect to receive a stuffy, which has become my daughter's favorite. Thank you, and I look forward to more Tigard events!”
- “This was so much fun! I love that the kids are grouped by age. It was so organized and one of my favorite events we do!!”
Thank you to all of the staff who worked to make this event a success, especially Recreation Program Specialist Kaitlyn McKinney.
SW 72nd Avenue Design Alternatives Study
72nd Avenue plays a vital role in the City of Tigard’s vision to improve driving, biking, walking and transit access in the Tigard Triangle. A strategic plan for the area envisions a vibrant core with people living and working within walking distance to small shops, restaurants and parks. However, there is limited space available, and multiple competing needs. Protected bike lanes, more lanes for car travel, sidewalks, street furniture and more are all completing for the same space.
We need your help to develop a plan for 72nd Avenue. Help us understand what future investments will be most important for the corridor.This survey closes May 3, 2019.
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
New Playground Opens Just in Time for Sun
The new playground feature at Dirksen Nature Park opened on Wednesday just in time for the nice weather. The clubhouse feature completes construction on the nature play area. Facebook users were excited to check it out:
- “Wow this looks amazing! We've loved watching the new play area take shape over the last few months.”
- “This park is an absolute gem. Well done, CoT!”