February 27, 2013

Chehalem Heritage Trails Central Newberg signs up

We are excited to announce that the first trails signs for Chehalem Heritage Trails are now up. These signs mark the beginnings of the Central Newberg Trails. These smaller trails within the trail system are urban trails, meaning they go through town. These trails are open for your enjoyment. CPRD is proud to be working in partnership with the City of Newberg on these signs. Here are the names of those trails and some details on them.

Central Newberg Trails
Bike boulevards create important connections to the Chehalem Cultural Center, the Newberg Library, Newberg City Hall, city center shops, George Fox University, the Historic Hoover-Minthorn house, and several local parks.

Trail names and amenities 
  • George Fox Trail (.23 miles) – George Fox University main entrance, Rotary Centennial Park/Cultural Center
  • Carnegie Trail (.46 miles) – Connection to Haworth/Springbrook to points north and east, connection to Hess Creek Corridor, Cultural Center (Farmer’s Market), Library, and George Fox University
  • Herbert Hoover Trail (.32 miles) – Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, Hoover Park, link to downtown shopping on 1st/2nd streets
  • Edwards Trail (.77 miles) – Edwards Elementary school
  • Yamhelas Trail* (.69 miles) – North/south corridor that connects downtown to GFU and north trails, and connects to south trails
  • Wynooski Trail (1.25 miles) – North/south corridor connects to points south including Rogers Landing
  • Ewing Young (.77 miles) – Chehalem Cultural Center (Farmer’s Market), Library, City Hall, Community Center, link to 1st/2nd street shopping, Memorial Park, Ewing Young Park
Please note that the name of the Yamhelas Trail will be changing, the new name yet to be determined. CPRD Board of Directors agreed to change this name at the request of the Yamhelas Westside Trail, a trail project in Gaston, in order to avoid confusion. CPRD officially endorses the Yamhelas Westside Trail project and is glad to be working in partnership. 

Next steps
We anticipate opening the trails around Chehalem Glenn Golf Course with signage by August 2013, and the trails in Dundee by September 2013. 

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