News and Events

Chocolatathon Fun Run

February 15, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Participants start in Cook Park and run around Durham’s dog park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park before returning into Cook Park.

Posted on January 9, 2020

Sole Sister Run Through Park

March 22, 2021

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A women-only 5K, 10K, and half marathon going through Tualatin, Durham, and Tigard parks.    Runners cross the bridge from Tualatin and run along the north loop trail in Durham Park before heading into Cook Park for a loop there as well.

Posted on January 3, 2020

The Rivalry Run

November 17, 2019

6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will wear college and pro sports team gear as they run either a 5K or 10K.  Runners cross the bridge from Tualatin and run along the north loop trail in Durham Park before heading into Cook Park for a loop there as well.

Posted on November 4, 2019

Regatta 5K Run

October 19, 2019

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Participants will cross the bridge from Tualatin and run along the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on October 1, 2019

Census 2020

The Census Bureau will send out invitations to take part in the 2020 Census during the second week of March. The invitations will have a 12-digit code that can be entered on the website provided to fill out the questionnaire for your address. If you do not have a 12-digit code you can still fill out the questionnaire by entering your address instead.

The Census will have 10 questions asking about your age, sex, race, and housing situation. It should not take long to complete, but if you need assistance, you can contact the Tualatin Library, the Juanita Pohl Center, or call the number provided by the Census Bureau. It is important to count everyone who will be living or staying at the address on April 1, 2020. The goal of the Census is to count every person once and in the correct location.

The 2020 Census will have 12 non-English languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese) available in the online questionnaire. English and Spanish materials will include enumerator instruments, paper questionnaires, mailings, and field enumeration. There will also be language guides, language glossaries, and language identification cards available in 59 non-English languages.

All the information provided in the Census is confidential and is protected by Title 13 of the US Code. This information cannot be shared with any other government agency and will only be reported as statistical data. This data is used to allocate around $675 billion in federal funding to states for programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and funding for school programs.

The Census will NEVER email you or ask for your Social Security Number or Credit Card information, money/donations, or anything related to Political Parties


Posted on August 20, 2019

Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

It’s that time again — when Durham students head back to class. And for many students, this may be the school year where they will be trusted to be home alone after school.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages parents and caregivers to review fire and life safety tips with them.

Talk to your kids about how and when to call 911 for police, fire, or medical assistance in the event of an emergency. Children should know their address, phone number, and your contact information so that they can provide the information to an emergency dispatcher.

It’s also a good idea to have phone numbers for family and neighbors posted on the refrigerator, near the phone, or on a designated bulletin board in the event kids need assistance but it’s not an emergency.

This is also a good time to set house rules on using the stove, oven, or microwave. Cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires. Most of the fires start on the stovetop due to food or oil being left unattended while being heated or items placed too close to the burners.

The following tips may help your child avoid a fire:

  • Allow cooking privileges based on age and maturity. Consider allowing younger children to only use a microwave or oven to heat food (versus the stovetop). However, use caution when heating food due to the potential for burn injuries.
  • If allowed to use the stovetop, never leave food (especially oil) unattended even for a moment! Pre-teens and teenagers enjoy many activities that can cause them to be distracted and/or forget they’re cooking. Remind them to stay by the stovetop when cooking. If they need to leave the room, turn off the burner.
  • Keep things that can burn or catch on fire such as potholders, dish towels, and food boxes away from the stovetop.
  • Water and oil do not mix! Never throw water on a grease fire or try to move the flaming pan. Either action can cause the fire to spread or cause burns to a body.
  • If a fire occurs, leave the home and call 911 from a cellphone or a neighbor’s home.

Other safety tips to share include:

  • Never use matches, lighters, or candles. Keep these items away from children and remind them that they are not to be touched by anyone other than an adult.
  • Know two escape routes from every room in the house. One of those could be a window. Create and practice a home fire escape plan.
  • Do not place items that can burn such as clothes, blankets, or scarves over a lamp or near a heater.
  • Do not play with or overload electrical cords, and do not insert anything other than a plug into an electrical socket.
  • Never mix cleaning products together. Each product has a job to do, but together could cause harm, off-gassing, or an explosion.
  • Know where first-aid supplies are located. Consider signing up older children for a first-aid, home alone, babysitting, and/or CPR class.

For additional fire and life safety information, visit

Posted on August 14, 2019

MDA Muscle Walk

September 15, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Participants come from Cook Park and walk around the off-leash area.

Posted on August 9, 2019

Dragonslayer Walk to End Sarcoma

September 7, 2019

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will walk from Cook Park and around the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Turkeython 5K and 10K

November 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Participants run through Tualatin Park, Cook Park and around the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 3, 2019

Crawfish Crawl 10K and 5K

August 3, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Participants will run in Tualatin Park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 3, 2019