December 28, 2012

Register now for Tiger Cub Basketball

Register now for Tiger Cub Basketball - begins Jan. 12

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is currently taking registration for the second session of Tiger Cub Basketball, which begins Jan. 12 at Crater Elementary School. Tiger Cub Basketball is designed for the youngest of players, grades K-2. Students will have a fun-filled hour of dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, and camaraderie under the direction of Ed McCabe each Saturday through Feb. 9.

Class sessions at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. have openings. Early registration fee is $35.00 in-district, $46.00 out-of-district. Regular registration fees of $46.00 and $55.00 take effect Jan. 5. Each participant will receive a basketball.

Register in person at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center or online at
For more information, call the registration desk at 503-537-2909.

CPRD Fitness & Wellness Open House Jan. 5

Come play with us at our second annual Fitness and Wellness Open House. Find out what we offer in our fitness center and around the district and enjoy what our vendors and guests have to offer. 

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5, 2013
Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center
Free admission, lots of prizes!

We'll have demonstrations, information tables, samples classes, presentations and free prize drawings throughout the event. 


In the Exercise Room

10:00 - 10:30 Strong for Life - free sample class
10:30 - 10:45 Zumba Party - free sample class
11:00 - 11:20 Hearth Health Presentation on monitoring stress during exercise and exercising while ill
11:30 - 11:45 Zumba Party - free sample class
12:00 - 12:20 Heart Health Presentation on understanding and preventing heart attacks
12:30 - 12:45 Zumba Party - free sample class
1:00 - 1:20 Zumba Party - free sample class

On the Deck

10:00 - 10:15 Dragonfly Martial Arts Board-breaking Demo
10:15 - 10:45 Hatha Yoga Demo (Gentle to Strength)
11:00 - 11:15 Qigong Demo
12:00 - 12:15 Qigong Demo
12:15 - 12:30 Dragonfly Martial Arts Board-breaking Demo
1:00 - 1:15    Dragonfly Martial Arts Board-breaking Demo

In the Pool

10:15 - 10:30 Water Exercise Class Demo
10:30 - 11:45  Kayaking Demo
11:45 - 12:00 Water Exercise Class Demo
12:00 - 1:00 Lap Swim (Free today!)
1:00 - 3:00 Public Swim (Pay just the family rate of $6.00)

In the Fitness Center - 
Come in, look around, work out! Join during the event and we'll waive the orientation fee.

10:30 - 11:00 Fitness Center Orientation
11:30 - 12:00 Fitness Center Orientation
12:30 - 1:00   Fitness Center Orientation


Free blood pressure checks
Free acupuncture treatments
Free neck massage

December 10, 2012

New! Indoor Kayaking at the Pool

Keep your kayak training going in the winter at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Indoor Kayak is a new monthly timeslot providing kayakers with two hours of indoor practice time. This will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on one Sunday each month as follows.

Dec. 16
Jan. 27
Feb. 10
March 17

Note that this is strictly an opportunity for kayakers to practice; it is not an instructional session. All skill levels are welcome. A lifeguard will be present.   Bring your own well-groomed kayak, paddle and safety gear.  The cost is $9 per craft (includes one paddler); additional paddler $4.

Registration is required. To register online, follow the link and search Indoor Kayak. You may also register by phone at 503.537.2909, or stop in at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center. You must register by the preceding Wednesday. 

December 7, 2012

Memorial Park playground renovation

Neighborhood Information Meeting
6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 19
Memorial Park Scouthouse

The playground at Memorial Park is one of the oldest playgrounds in Chehalem Park and Recreation District. The playground manufacturer is no longer in business, and replacement parts are not available. Sections of the playground are rusting through the painted powder coating, and there other maintenance issues as well.

The Newberg Rotary Clubs as well as Kiwanis Club are helping to fund a new playground for the space where the current playground structures are located. This will mean a closure of the playground for several months.

Some new equipment highlights will include swings and a large climbing dome.

A public information meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m Wednesday, December 19th in the Memorial Park Scout House, which is next to the park shelter.

If you have questions, please contact CPRD Park Supervisor Jim McMaster, at 503-209-2222. 

Sawdust makes annual donation to Toy for Joy

Sawdust is a woodworking group that meets at Chehalem Senior Center. Their annual donation of handmade toys for boys and girls will be distributed through Newberg Fire Department's Toy for Joy program in this annual tradition of creating and giving in our community. Watch KOIN TV on channel six for their report - They drove down from Portland for this!

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