November 23, 2015

Your Passport to Fitness is ready

What a trip! Tour a variety of Chehalem Park and Recreation District fitness classes for free during the month of January enter to win prizes with the Passport to Fitness. There is no cost and no obligation. CPRD wants to give you the chance to experience the fun fitness activities that park and recreation offers for your new year and new you.

CPRD has scheduled a “tour” of free fitness classes throughout the month of January, including Water Exercise (all varieties - deep water, co-ed and gentle/senior versions), Boxing for Fitness, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Hatha Yoga, two different Tai Chi classes, Strong for Life, and Walk for Fun.

There is no minimum number of classes you must take in order to participate, only to become eligible to win prizes. Pick up your passport today at the registration desk at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. This holds your itinerary of classes to try. Take it with you for the instructor to initial. If you complete at least four classes, you may turn in your passport to the registration desk. The first 100 people to do so will receive a prize. All will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize - a full one-year family membership to the fitness center!

Zumba and Aqua Zumba instructor Jennie Delp says fitness is good not only for the body, but also the soul. Once people start moving, they are usually surprised to find how quickly they begin to feel the difference.

“Come and have a good time and de-stress, and the work out will be a side benefit,” says Zumba and Aqua Zumba instructor Jennie Delp.

“It’s easier to keep moving than to stop and start moving again later,” says Karen Maas, part of the fitness center team at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. “Staying active and staying healthy will make it a lot easier to mature further and further. Your mental and spiritual aspects will be healthier if your body is healthier. It’s a healthy philosophy to keep active, to eat right, and we have ways to keep active here.”

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is committed to enhancing fitness and wellness in our community. The turning of a new year marks a time for resolution and recreation, park and rec style.

CPRD offers an ever-evolving array of activities and services for health, fitness and wellness. Activities throughout the year include various sports, plus Zumba, yoga, boxing for fitness, horseback riding, ice skating, gymnastics, and more. At Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, take advantage of the pool, hot tub, sauna, plus exercise equipment, personal training and massage therapy. On a related note of wellness offerings, people of any age can take advantage of deeply discounted massage, acupuncture, and foot clinics at Chehalem Senior Center. CPRD also offers CPR, First Aid and AED certification classes each month. To learn more, visit

November 5, 2015

How to register online

Here is a video to guide you through our online registration system. What do you think of our system? Do you prefer to register for CPRD activities online, by phone, or in person?

Account Creation from Active Network on Vimeo.

October 29, 2015

Yamhill SWCD recognizes CPRD with Urban Conservation Award

Thank you, Yamhill SWCD, for recognizing CPRD with the annual Urban Conservation Award. From using reclaimed water from the City of Newberg to keep the greens green at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course, to partnering with ODOT for wetland mitigation valued at over $1 million on the banks of the Willamette River off Hwy. 219, to numerous landscaping projects aimed at increasing pollinators and restoring native vegetation, to trash clean up at Chehalem Paddle Launch, CPRD maintains an aggressive commitment to conservation in Newberg and Dundee.

Don Clements, CPRD superintendent,
Larry Ojua, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, 
Kat Ricker, CPRD public information coordinator,
at the Yamhill SWCD annual meeting and award ceremony Oct. 28th

October 5, 2015

Fall BMX events schedule at Ewing Young Park

Do you know that Chehalem BMX Track at Ewing Young Park on Blaine St. is one of the few nationally certified USA BMX (American Bicycle Association) tracks in the country? Drop by and watch an event this fall. Totally free to watch!

Wednesday, Oct 7 Race (reg times 5-6pm)
Wednesday, Oct 14 Race (reg times 5-6pm)
Saturday, Oct 3 Race (reg times 3-4pm)
Saturday, Oct 10 Race (reg times 3-4pm)
Saturday, Oct 17 Race (reg times 3-4pm)
Saturday, Oct 24 Race (reg times 3-4pm)
Saturday, Oct 31 Race (reg times TBA)
Sunday, Oct 18 Race (reg times 9-10am)
Sunday, Oct 25 Race (reg times 9-10am)

September 30, 2015

Announcing signage on trail around golf course

Visit the newly signed Gettman Loop trail around Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. This 1.6 mile easy-to-walk loop circles the course through areas of woods as well as alongside the course itself. Just follow the signs in order to stay off the golf course cart paths. Mostly level with a few small inclines and declines, this trail includes surfaces of wood chips, dirt, fir tree needle carpet, and crosses short footbridges over the creek with bridges just wide enough to accommodate golf carts.  
To get there, look for the two trailhead signs on Fernwood Road on the side with the pavilion and driving range (across the street from the pro shop). Park in the lot, it's free.

Read the front page article in the Oct. 14th issue of the  Newberg Graphic.