October 28, 2013

CPRD adds Parrett Mountain property for new park

Chehalem Park and Recreation Department is adding property to our parks inventory, and we are in the planning stages to open Bob and Crystal Rilee Park.

The CPRD Board of Directors on Thurs., Oct. 24th approved the lease-purchase on 300+ acres of property on Parrett Mountain (known as Parrett Mountain Farm) from the Crystal Dawn Smith Rilee Foundation, and directed superintendent Don Clements to work with CPRD legal counsel to finalize terms on a lease with the option to purchase.

The property will become a scenic nature park (making 23 parks total for the district) with trails which will be part of Chehalem Heritage Trails (the view is idyllic and includes views of major mountaintops).

Some of the property will be leased to farm, and discussion is underway of the potential for an historical museum piece to preserve the farming heritage of the land.

CPRD intends to lease immediately and anticipates closing in July.

Update June 2014

At its regular Board meeting on June 26, 2014, the CPRD Board of Directors authorized the superintendent to submit an RFQ (Request for Quotation) for a developmental and operational master plan for Bob and Crystal Rilee Park, and also a master plan for Ewing Young Park. 

October 21, 2013

Call for Craft Vendors for Fall Bazaar

Are you crafty? We're accepting vendors for the 9th Annual Fall Bazaar and Craft Show on Nov. 9th at Chehalem Senior Center. Great prices for tables at a fun family event that kicks off the holiday season! Call (503) 537-9404 for details.

October 4, 2013

Lifeguard training in November

Lifeguard Training

This course focuses on the job of a lifeguard in a swimming pool environment with an emphasis in victim recognition, surveillance and equipment based rescues. Upon completion the successful candidate will hold nationally recognized Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR-PR and AED certifications (good for two years). Course prerequisites will be tested the first day.

Who:    Good swimmers age 15 years and up
Dates:   November 15 - 24 (two weekends)
When:   Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 - 3:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor:     Ben Nevills

Fee: $175/$200 (includes supplies)

Notes: Requires 100% attendance. Bring snacks and beverages daily. Suite and towel required; caps and goggles optional. Minimum enrollment is six..