September 30, 2010

Quilt raffle October 2

Got your tickets? Chehalem Park and Rec Quilters are raffling off a beautiful, 101" x 84" quilt to benefit FISH.

Tickets are available through CPRD, FISH, or the quilt group at $1.00 each or $5.00 for six.

To see the quilt, go to the Adult Enrichment Center. It's hanging proudly in the front lobby.

Any questions? Call Mary Bartlett at 503-538-5622.

September 29, 2010

CPRD Board of Directors endorses Measure 76

CPRD Board of Directors voted to endorse Measure 76 at the September board meeting.

This measure would continue the availability of a portion of Oregon lottery funds for state parks; Oregon Park and Recreation in turn makes grants available to park systems including CPRD. The two most recent CPRD park development projects made possible by such Local Government Grants are Tom Gail Park (app. $200,000) and Herbert Hoover Park playground ($50,000).

Your opinion matters! Take this survey for creating public space around the cultural center & library

The Newberg Downtown Coalition, the City of Newberg, Chehalem Parks and Recreation District and other local partners are working with Project for Public Spaces to develop a placemaking vision and a program for the public spaces around the Chehalem Cultural Center and the Newberg Library.

On September 15, 2010 PPS facilitated a public visioning workshop brainstorming ideas and opportunities for the new public space. We want to include your ideas in this plan as well. Please take this online survey and spread the word to friends and relatives.

Thank you for participating!

CS Lewis Academy students help out at CPRD park

Thank you!

On Sept. 25, about 80 local CS Lewis Academy students removed invasive plants from Herbert Hoover Park and cleaned and organized the gym at Central School.

September 24, 2010

October all-day CARE days


October all-day CARE days are offered when schools are closed. There are three days in the month of October when schools will be closed and CARE will be located at two sites only - Crater Elementary School for 1st grade through 5th grade and the Community Center for preschool through kindergarten.


Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Locations: Crater Elementary School CARE site - 1st through 5th grade

Chehalem Community Center site - preschool through kindergarten

Field trips: Please bring a sack lunch on all-day CARE days

Oct. 8th- Salem Children’s Museum

Leaving at 9:00 a.m., returning by 2:00 p.m.

Oct 28th- OMSI

Leaving at 9:00 a.m., return by 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 29th- Sweet Oregon Berry Farm pumpkin patch and corn maze

Leaving at 9:30 a.m., return by 12:00 p.m.

  • This event is FREE to children enrolled in full-time CARE.
  • Cost to all others is $40.00 drop-in, per day with 20% discount for siblings.
  • Registration must be done in person at the Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center or over the phone at 503-537-2909 or 503-538-7454. (NOT online).

National Literacy Event at Rotary Centennial Park

A fun and educational reading fair awaits you and your child from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 25 at Rotary Centennial Park (outside the Chehalem Cultural Center).

Reptile Man
Book Bingo
Book Walk
Story times

and more!

Wheelchair tune-up clinic canceled

The tune-up clinic scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24th has been canceled. Don't worry - We'll reschedule it soon!

September 23, 2010

Historic Tour of Newberg

Learn about local history with a guided tour led by a local historian. Adults of all ages will enjoy this seated tour. Following the trip, we will stop at Pogy’s subs and discuss all that we have learned.

Meet at Adult Enrichment Center (AKA Senior Center) at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 for departure.
Tour 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $5

Sign up now for Babysitting Safety Class

This babysitting training course is designed to teach 11-15-year-olds everything you need to know to be a great babysitter.

Red Cross instructors cover leadership skills, good business practices, basic infant and child care, and responding to First Aid emergencies. A certificate of completion is awarded. Bring pencil, paper and a lunch, or a lunch may be purchased on site.

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Starts September 25

Meets at Providence Newberg Hospital Dundee Room

Fee: Early $57/$65; Regular $67/$75

Wheelchair tune-ups Friday

Bring your walker, wheelchair or power chair in for a tune-up 12:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 24, at the Adult Enrichment Center (AKA Senior Center).

September 22, 2010

Chehalem Cultural Center recognized for construction excellence

The Chehalem Cultural Center won an honorable mention Northwest Construction magazine's Best of 2010 Awards.

The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the three-state region that includes Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

An independent jury comprised of design and construction professionals arrived at 20 winning projects and three honorable mentions in categories such as Best Green Building and Best Transportation Project.

“The jury considered a variety of criteria for each project, from teamwork and safety to innovation and aesthetics,” says Scott Blair, senior editor of Northwest Construction. “This year’s group of 75 entries impressed the judges with their quality and variety.”

The winners will be profiled in detail in the December issue of Northwest Construction and on In addition, project teams will be honored during an awards ceremony breakfast at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront on Thursday, December 9.

Board to meet at Adult Enrichment Center Thursday

The CPRD Board of Directors will meet at the Adult Enrichment Center (A.K.A. the Senior Center) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The public is welcome.

For the full location schedule, go to the Board webpage.

101 West Foothills Drive
Newberg, OR 97132
(Adjacent to Crater Elementary School)

September 21, 2010

Advisory Committee names trail project

Chehalem Heritage Trails - That's the official name of the proposed 77-mile trail system CPRD is working on. Monday night, Sept. 20th, ten members of the new advisory committee met to work on the first segment of the trail, which will connect Newberg and Dundee through Dayton Avenue and Hess Creek.

City administration from Newberg and Dundee, ODOT, Oregon State Parks, the Newberg School District, and Champoeg State Park were represented in the inaugural meeting. One thing they did was decide on the official name of the trail system itself. Discussion opened up on the theme and the names of the other trails included in the master plan. Public input is welcome. Leave your comments below - Should the trails be named on a historical theme, an agricultural theme, or something else?

Beyond identity, the committee examined the proposed trail alignments, discussed possible tie-ins with federal programs, and the objectives of the project. The next meeting will be a bus tour of the proposed trail route.

September 17, 2010

Dundee Skate Park takes shape

One step closer to big-time skate action: We laid the irrigation and did the final grading for landscaping at the new Dundee Skate Park Sept. 17th.

September 16, 2010

Oktoberfest road trip

The Mt. Angel Oktoberfest road trip departs from the Adult Enrichment Center (a.k.a. Senior Center) at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17th and returns at 4:00 p.m. All adults welcome! Cost is $15. Questions? Call (503) 537-9404.

Texas Hold'em football fundraiser this weekend

The 2nd Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 18th at the Chehalem Armory. Proceeds benefit Newberg Youth Football. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and cards fly at 6:30 p.m.

Buy-in is $25; re-buys are $20.
There is a 96 player maximum.
You must be 21 years or older to attend.
Register at the door.
Cash and prize winnings.
Food, beer, wine and pop will be available.
A courtesy van will be available for home delivery.

September 14, 2010

What would you name the first trail segment?

The Newberg Graphic ran a front page article on the progress of the proposed Chehalem Heritage Trail in the Sept. 11 edition, focusing on the new advisory committee which meets next week. Check it out online here.

We're tentatively calling the 2.2-mile segment connecting Newberg to Dundee the Newberg-Dundee Connector. This would connect Dayton Avenue, Hess Creek and the Willamette Riverfront. Do you have an idea for a name? Post it in comments below.

September 13, 2010

Ribbon cut on Dundee Skate Park

Ideal weather made for an enjoyable ribbon-cutting ceremony on CPRD's new Dundee Skate Park, which took place during Dundee's Party in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 12th. Master of Ceremonies Debra Manning brought together key speakers, including the mayor of Dundee, to extend accolades to the skate park committee for their dedication and success in making the dream a reality.

Concrete was laid on Saturday, and a group of dedicated skaters pitched a tent to keep an eye on it overnight.

September 10, 2010

George Fox students help out around CPRD

On Serve Day--Sept. 9, 2010--about 100 George Fox students put in about 600 hours of labor helping out around Chehalem Park and Recreation District. Thank you!

  • Spread bark chips on Dundee Billick Park playground, trimmed trees and cleaned weeds from baseball infields
  • Removed blackberries from the Harvey Creek Trail in cooperation with the City of Dundee
  • At Chehalem Cultural Center they cleaned windows, pulled weeds, placed 42 parking stops for temporary parking, removed the old fence surrounding the center and helped dig and locate an empty electrical conduit which will be used in the future to bring power out to the lawn area.
  • At the Community Center they cleaned windows
  • At the Adult Enrichment Center, they cleaned wilndows and pulled weeds
  • At Chehalem Golf course, they helped clear brush along the new pedestrian trail
  • Students also set up soccer goals districtwide

September 9, 2010

New CPRD Board meeting location schedule

CPRD Board meetings are generally held at 6:00 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. The location of the Board meetings will move throughout the district. See below for location schedule. Still have questions? Visit the board webpage or contact the district office at (503) 554-0283.

Sept. 23, 2010Adult Enrichment Center
Oct. 28, 2010CPRD District Office
NovemberBoard does not meet
DecemberBoard does not meet
Jan. 27, 2011Chehalem Armory
Feb. 24, 2011CPRD District Office
March 24, 2011Community Center
April 28, 2011CPRD District Office
May 26, 2011Chehalem Glenn Golf Course
June 23, 2011CPRD District Office

September 8, 2010

Fresh bark chips at Dundee-Billick Park

Fresh bark chips - 150 cubic yards of them - are being spread at Dundee-Billick Park as part of George Fox University Serve Day today.

Dundee Skate Park ribbon cutting this Saturday

You're invited!

Join us to cut the ribbon on CPRD's newest skate park, the Dundee Skate Park. The ceremony will be at 12 Noon on Sunday, Sept. 12 during Party in the Park at CPRD's Dundee-Billick Park. There'll be cake!

The CPRD Dundee Skate Park Committee and DUDES (Dundee Unified Dedicated Excellent Skaters) are still trying to reach their goal to improve the park with a sunshade, picnic table, bench and planters.

September 7, 2010

Deals on ballet, tap & creative movement classes

We are waving the late sign-up fee and offering a $10 discount for the following classes. They start Sept. 7th.

  • Creative Movement & Ballet (ages 3 - 5)
  • Ballet (ages 5 - 10)
  • Jazz & Tap Dance (ages 5 - 10)

To register, go online, call (503) 537-2909, or go to the Aquatics Center.

September 3, 2010

Soccer season kicks off Sept. 11th

Soccer is the most popular sport in our district, with 650 players. Saturday, Sept. 11, CPRD soccer fields at Renne and Jaquith parks will be packed with 46 games of nonstop soccer action. Come for all or part.

Extreme League plays the Jamboree. All others begin regular league play.

All other play schedules are on our sports schedule section

September 1, 2010

Chehalem Valley BMX September Races

The BMX track at Ewing Young Historical Park is a nationally certified ABA (American BMX Association) track.

The public is welcome to attend BMX events, but the track is closed to public recreation during scheduled events.

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 (5:30-6:30 reg.)

Sept. 4, 11, 18
Closed Sept 25 for State Finals in Grants Pass

The Wednesday night registration has been moved to 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.