'Hidden Creek Community Center' Name Approved by City Council
Hillsboro’s new community center is the Hidden Creek Community Center.
The Hillsboro City Council approved the name at its meeting on Tuesday, January 7, following a unanimous recommendation from the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission.
Construction on the two-story, $37 million community center is on track for the anticipated opening in late 2020. The 51,000-square-foot facility will feature a two-court gymnasium, cardio rooms, weight rooms, exercise and dance rooms, and community rooms.
More than 150 community members submitted name suggestions for the new community center during the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department’s engagement and outreach in October and early November. The calls for naming suggestions were included in City newsletters, on the City website, and through social media.
“There were so many great names suggested for the new community center,” said Gwynne Pitts, Chair of the Parks & Recreation Commission. “In the end, the Commissioners and I agreed it’s best to use a geographic name that will help more people locate and use this amazing new facility.”
The Hillsboro Public Works Department currently is working to extend Hidden Creek Drive from NE 53rd Avenue to NE 47th Avenue. The Hidden Creek Drive extension will serve as the entry to the new community center, while providing a second point of access to the surrounding neighborhood of more than 200 households — as well as emergency responders.
“We truly appreciate everyone who suggested a name for the new community center, and we love the enthusiasm it represents,” said Dave Miletich, Parks & Recreation Director. “More than a dozen people suggested the name Hidden Creek Community Center, and we hope everyone will find their way to experience Hillsboro’s community center when it opens later this year.”