Community Center at 53rd Avenue

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Proposed Community Center at 53rd Avenue 


Parks & Recreation leadership presented a recommended plan to City Council at a work session on March 18, 2014. This concludes the pre-design phase of this project. 

Call (503) 615-3498 for more information.


The City of Hillsboro proposed building a 95,000 sq foot community center in central Hillsboro to serve our growing community. In April 2013, an Indoor Facilities Master Plan was approved that states Hillsboro is currently underserved by community centers.  City Council then identified the community center as a Council Priority in 2013 - 2015. On March 18, 2014 a pre-design of the community center as presented to City Council. 

The base concept plan is for a 90,000 square foot facility that includes a entry with through views to the forest beyond, community spaces to the north including a quiet lounge, game area, a divisible community room, a catering/teaching kitchen, a multi-purpose classroom and birthday party rooms.  South of the entry is a 6,000 square foot recreational pool, whirlpool, sauna, a two court gymnasium and locker rooms.  A second story will have a walk/job track above the gymnasium, small and large exercise rooms and a cardio/weight room.


Refined Base Building Concept  Refined Building Concept with Add Ons  Refined Site Plan Concept 
Refined Base Building Concept Refined Building Concept with Add Ons     Refined Site Plan Concept


We'd love to hear from you!

Please submit your comments about the 53rd Avenue Community Center to

Here are a few of the comments we've received:

"As a long time resident (50 years) and business person of the Hillsboro area, I would love to see an indoor recreation facility similar to what Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation has at NW 153rd and Walker Road. Specifically, a gym facility with 6-8 indoor basketball courts that can be used for other purposes."

"I won't be able to attend the meeting, but I have some suggestions. I play Pickleball. If you haven't heard of the game, go to It is a very good game for all ages, and equipment is quite reasonable.  I am 80 and still playing."

"I want my opinion to be put in for the new rec center. I'm a definite no and here is why. You claim you have to close the center early on Saturday's because there isn't enough patrons. Well if you do not have enough patrons coming in then maybe you don't have enough to justify a new center. I also hate your hours."

"My kids recently went to both North Clackamas Aquatic Center and Evergreen Wing and Waves with friends. All kids love these places. As far as I know, North Clackamas has the only indoor water park in the Greater Portland area. It is old and out dated. If we can have one in Hillsboro, even a smaller version would be popular and will attract kids from greater Portland area."





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