Oct. 3, 2018 - Ribbon-Cutting for Turf Field

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 3, current and former Hilhi students, staff, and community members gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the school’s new lighted seven-lane track and turf field, one of the projects made possible by HSD's 2017 bond.

    The track and turf field will be used by a variety of Hilhi athletic and activity groups, and will also be valuable recreational resources for the broader Hilhi community.

    Hilhi Principal Dave Vickery, Hillsboro School District Superintendent Mike Scott, School Board Member Martin Granum, ASB President Vincent Felder, Jr., Athletic Director Steve Drake, and Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway addressed the crowd, praising the facility and noting the benefits to students and broader Hilhi community.

    Drake, a staff member at Hilhi since 1984, recalled that preparing the “cow pasture” for use by athletic and activity groups used to involve deciding between “mowing it or rototilling it!” The field has certainly come a long way since then.

    View full media release at: https://bit.ly/2yc7AQ1


August 31, 2018

  • Aerial view of Hilhi field

    Hydroseeding of Hilhi field

    The track surface has been installed and the areas around the field have been hydroseeded. Striping of the track is expected to begin the week of Sept. 3.

August 14-21, 2018

August 12, 2018

  • Crew installing turf at Hilhi

August 7, 2018

  • Shot put area

    The shot put area has been filled.

    Hilhi track

    The gravel base layer has been completed on the inside of the field, ready for installation of the synthetic turf.

July 31, 2018

  • Hilhi turf field and track

    The long jump pit is being filled with sand as crews continue to work on laying down the gravel base for the turf field. The asphalt on the track has been wetted down to see if/where ponding occurs; these areas will need additional work to ensure an even surface before the track's rubberized material is installed.

July 24, 2018

  • Hilhi turf base installation

    The free-draining base stone is being laid over the geotextile and field underdraining system. This helps to keep the overlying turf from ponding and allows excess water to drain into the stormwater pipes surrounding the field..

July 20, 2018

  • The track was paved with asphalt on July 20 to provide a base for the rubberized surface that will be installed.

July 10, 2018

  • Installation of catch basin at Hilhi

    Construction of shot put pit at Hilhi

    Photo 1: A crew installs a catch basin to improve storm drainage at the border of the Hilhi campus.

    Photo 2: The area for the shot put is being measured out.

July 3, 2018

  • Hilhi turf construction continues

    Construction continues on Hilhi's new turf field and track. Contractors are completing the final concrete forms around the field. Gravel has been laid on the track to prepare for installation of the track surface.

June 22, 2018

  • Lights were installed around the new field. The video clips are at 8x actual speed - installation of each pole took only about 10 minutes from lift to placement.

    View drone footage by Raymond Trevino of Lightworks.

June 18, 2018

  • Cement treatment on Hilhi field

    Cement treatment was applied to Hilhi's field to reinforce and prepare the ground for the turf installation.

June 8, 2018

  • Construction of Hilhi turf project Hilhi turf construction

    Construction of Hilhi's new turf, track and lights project began in early June 2018. Ground has been cleared and the shape of the track can be seen. The project is expected to be completed by late August 2018.

May 9, 2018

  • Neighborhood Meeting - Hilhi Turf Field

    On May 9, 2018, the architect and project staff delivered a presentation on the scope of the Hillsboro High School's project for a synthetic turf field, six-lane track and lights, including field layout and information on the lighting equipment. The surrounding Hilhi neighborhood was invited to attend.


  • Oct. 3, 2018 - official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hilhi's new multi-use field and track.

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  • Sept. 6, 2018 - Turf field and track substantially completed

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  • August 10, 2018 - Installation of the rubberized pad and synthetic turf started.

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  • July 20, 2018 - Paving of the track.

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  • June 22, 2018 - Lights were installed around the field.

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  • June 1, 2018 - Construction of turf, track and lights project begins.

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  • May 9, 2018 - Neighborhood meeting held to discuss turf field project.

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