Shute Park Skating Rink


Shute Park Skating Rink


Black and white image of the pavilion at Shute Park in Hillsboro. Used for dancing at first, the building was adapted to many uses, including housing an infantry unit and a national guard unit. Shute Park was the main site of civic activities in Washington County, including the county fair, until the County Fairgrounds were built. Over time the building deteriorated, and in 1974, when it was determined that it would cost more to bring it up to code than was reasonable, the building was demolished. Shute Park is named for John W. Shute, who founded the First National Bank in Hillsboro in 1888. Shute had arrived in Oregon in 1858 by the unusual route of crossing the Isthmus of Panama and then taking a steamer up the Pacific Coast.

Date Created

circa 1950s


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