June 29, 2011

Special Board Meeting Scheduled

Chehalem Park and Recreation District Board of Directors will convene in a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 1st at the CPRD Administrative Office at 125 S. Elliott Road.

This meeting is to discuss the possibility of borrowing a short-term loan for budget cycle 2011-2012.

June 22, 2011

Chehalem Paddle Launch

We are excited to announce that Chehalem Paddle Launch opens June 25th. You now have a place to inexpensively rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy a peaceful paddle in the Willamette River right inside the Chehalem Park and Recreation District, away from motorboats.

Visit the new Chehalem Paddle Launch webpage on our website.

We have 14 Current Design recreational kayaks and four We-no-nah Royalex canoes.

The launch is a CPRD program developed by a group of community volunteers under the guidance of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Institute.

The launch will be open from June 25th through Labor Day.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Location - 3100 SE 8th Street in Dundee

$20.00 for 2 hours
$25.00 for 4 hours
$40.00 for 8 hours

No reservations are necessary - just bring your sunscreen and follow the road until it turns to gravel at the big, unmarked trailer on the riverbank. Our smiling staff will be inside. We provide lifejackets, dry bags, safety whistles and instruction.

June 21, 2011

Pee Wee Sport Camp underway

It must be summer - The sun is shining and Pee Wee Sport Camp is underway. Here are some shots of the action.

June 13, 2011

Thanks for a great Free Fishing Day!

What an amazingly perfect day at the lake! Saturday there were approximately 134 people who came out to try their fishing luck at the Free Fishing Day.

More than 155 fish were caught, the weather was perfect. . . What more could we have asked for?

Thank you to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Northwest Steelheaders, Newberg Chapter and CPRD for making this such a great annual event!

June 9, 2011

2011 Free Fishing Day for Families

Chehalem Park and Recreation District, the NW Steelheaders' Newberg Chapter and Oregon Fish and Wildlife invite you to bring the whole family to the annual Free Fishing Day.

  • Age - All ages
  • Time - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Date - Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Location - Rainbow Lake at Metzger Park in McMinnville


From Hwy 99W in McMinnville, turn west onto Baker Creek Road at the Baker Creek Road/Evans Street intersection. Continue on Baker Creek Road through intersection with Baker Street. From the corner of Baker Street and Baker Creek Road, travel west 9.2 miles. The park is located past Rainbow Lodge on a gravel road to the right just past the lodge parking lot.

Questions? Call (503)519-5747

  • Bait and basic fishing tackle will be provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife!
  • Bring a picnic and enjoy a fun family day at beautiful Rainbow Lake!
  • Bring your fishing pole or borrow one supplied by the ODFW!
  • Certificates awarded to kids who catch their “first” fish!
  • Fishing licenses are not required for this event!
  • Rainbow Lake will be stocked with fish for this event!
  • New to fishing? Expert advice and assistance provided by NW Steelheaders.
  • Free Fishing Day is great for families who are new to fishing!

Dundee neighborhood meeting to discuss park development

When: 6 p.m. Monday, June 13th
Where: At the park site off of SE 5th St., at the end of Maple St. in Dundee

If you are a resident in this area, we hope you will attend this neighborhood meeting to discuss the development of a neighborhood park near where you live. Your input is important to us.

If you have any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Park & Facilities Supervisor Jim McMaster at (503) 209-2222.