Celebration to take place across the city due to fountain work at City Park
Friends, families and neighbors are invited to visit new winter lights displays at locations throughout the city for photo opportunities and fun. The displays will be running from Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Jan. 3.
Candy Cane Lane, 12500 SW 4th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
Stroll along the brick pathways of Candy Cane Lane at Beaverton City Park. Bask in the glow from birch trees wrapped in festive colorful lights and snap a selfie in the sparkling six-foot ornament.
Sycamore Tree Sparkle, 12375 SW 5th St. Beaverton, OR 97005
Wander over to The Beaverton City Library to fully appreciate the spectacle of the giant sycamore tree lit with thousands of lights.
Enchanted Lightshow, 12600 SW Crescent St., Beaverton, OR 97005
Prepare to be dazzled as you stand among the beautifully lit trees at The Round and the amphitheater comes alive with an enchanting light show projected onto the surfaces around you.
Whimsical Winter Wonderland Light Show, 6125 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97008
Take in the magic as a whimsical light show is projected onto the new Public Safety Center and images of a winter wonderland dance across the surface.
Illuminated Pacific NW, 5915 SW 170th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007
Enjoy the illuminated art piece celebrating Mt. Hood at Mountain View Champions Park. Unlike the other locations, this site displays a custom designed static art piece. The left side of the design features painted snowflakes lit from below by a string of white lights and the right side of the design is a silhouette of Mt. Hood illuminated with white and blue lights and accompanied by backlit evergreen trees.
For more information and videos of all the locations, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/winterlights.
These events are supported through CARES Act “Community Psyche” funds through Washington County and are designed to boost community and individual mental health and psyche. In a time when most community-building activities have been canceled, events that provide safe opportunities for deeper connection are important.
This new way to celebrate allows for social distancing and gives residents a chance to explore their neighborhoods throughout the winter season. Relocating the event from City Park also allows for renovation on the City Park fountain.
FOUNTAIN WORK PLANNED FOR WINTER
The fountain is a popular destination during the summertime; however, the frequency of required shutdowns for maintenance is frustrating for both the public, who want to use the facility, and city staff, who must spend excessive hours working on the facility rather than other critical water projects. Additionally, the in-ground vault that houses the mechanical equipment requires additional staffing due to confined space access requirements.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Construction is slated to begin in late fall or early winter. A virtual open house with project staff will be held mid-November. A summer 2021 reveal is planned. For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/fountainupdates.