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City councilors approved the name of Hidden Creek Community Center. The facility is expected to open later this year.

COURTESY IMAGE: CITY OF HILLSBORO - A rendering of the Hidden Creek Community Center under construction at Northeast 53rd Avenue in Hillsboro. The Hillsboro City Council approved a name for the new community center on Tuesday, Jan. 7.The Hillsboro City Council has approved a name for the city's new community center.

Councilors adopted the name for the Hidden Creek Community Center during their meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 7.

The name refers to the 200-household neighborhood called Hidden Creek, where the community center will be located along Northeast 53rd Avenue, said city spokesperson Mary Loftin.

The Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Commission recommended the name to the City Council after conducting outreach via city newsletters, the city's website and social media during October and November.

City officials praised the input from the community, which provided more than 150 responses to the city's request for name suggestions.

About a dozen people suggested the name adopted Tuesday, according to Parks & Recreation Director Dave Miletich.

The city broke ground on the community center at in May 2019. Officials expect construction on the community to be completed in late 2020.

The $35 million community center is the largest Parks & Recreation project in the city's history. The two-story building will be double the size of the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center.

Loftin said last week that the city plans to continue working to develop a second phase of the community center project, which would include a swimming pool and aquatic center.


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