After 13-years of planning and a few setbacks, the new Hillsboro Community Center at 53rd Avenue broke ground on May 29th. The ceremony was kick-off by the Century High School Drumline and featured speeches from the Mayor, City employees, Opsis Architecture, Swinerton Project Executive Andrew Georgesen, and community supporters. The two-story facility will be constructed from mass timber and CLT, and will be the first community center of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.
The City of Hillsboro is experiencing exponential growth, and the center will be double the size of the current Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center. Encompassing nearly 50,000 square feet, it will include gymnasiums, workout areas, classrooms, a commercial training/catering kitchen, and can hold 250 people for events. The building allows the Parks and Recreation department to expand programs offered to the community. Swinerton is excited to be a part of this project that will provide a facility for families to grow, make memories, and develop connections to their community!