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. 

February 22, 2013

MS Track Coaches Needed

Interested in coaching middle school track and field events? We'd love to hear from you! CPRD is seeking coaches for Pacific Middle School Conference, including shot put, discus, long jump and high jump. Local team will compete against Pacific Conference schools.

Season runs mid-March to mid-May. Practice times TBD

Call us at (503) 537-2909.

February 1, 2013

Register now for Youth Spring Sports

Spring is just around the corner. Register your young athlete now for Middle School Lacrosse, Girl's Youth Fast Pitch Softball, or Middle School Track and Field.


Who: Boys and girls in grades 5 - 8

Register now in person at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center or online at www.cprdnewberg.org.
Activity: Boys 3227.413, Girls 3227.414
Regular Registration fee: Boys $159, Girls $169

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This year the girls’ softball program will be affiliated with Little League Softball International District #4. Teams will have the opportunity to play their games in Newberg and in other towns in the surrounding area.

Who: Girls between 7 and 14 years old
Register in person at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center by Feb. 26th.

League categories:  “A” 7-8, “AA” 9-10, “AAA” 9-11, Majors 9-12, Juniors 13-14, based on skill level + age

Price: Early discount fee” A”, $104, “AA” $114, “AAA”, Major, Junior $124, final fee will be determined after team placement. After Feb. 25, fee goes to regular fee, which is an additional $20.

Important Dates:
March 6th - Practice may begin for all teams
April 4th - Season Games start
For more information, call 503-537-2909 or go to www.newbergsoftball.com

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Thanks to volunteer coaches and community support, Newberg will have one middle school team to continue to compete in the Tri-County League as it has historically done. The team will consist of Chehalem Valley Middle School students, Mountain View Middle School students, other middle school students in Newberg, and home-schooled students.

Register at Chehalem Park & Recreation Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1802 Haworth Ave, Newberg, or online at www.cprdnewberg.org

Important Dates:
A Parents' Meeting is tentatively planned for the week of March 18. Location, date and time will be published when confirmed.
Practice starts the week of March 18th - exact date TBA.
May 24 - Season ends
Meets are tentatively planned to start the first week of April with one per week and run through May 23.

The cost is $135 per athlete, and a uniform will be provided that must be returned at the end of the season.