May 19, 2014

Tai Chi

To register, go to our online registration search engine and type in "Tai Chi."

Chen Man Ching Tai Chi is a set of movements that are preformed slowly and precisely. It can help you relax your muscles and calm your mind while improving your balance, strength and flexibility. Studies show that Tai Chi is used for healing and preventing many health problems. 
Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art. We teach the class that incorporates both health benefits and martial intent to give our students a greater understanding for the art.

Despite the martial intent, Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise. The motions are taught through repetition and deep breathing for focus and meditation while improving balanceand building muscle mass. The movements are adapted to each individual's body type. While some people may see immediate benefits, most people will have long term benefits through continual practice.

Tai Chi is practiced by the young and the elderly, from the most fit to people to people who are recovering from surgery or have existing health/physical problems. We invite those that wish to challenge themselves to a new art form that is centuries old.

  • Please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing and flat-bottom shoes.
  • Bring water for hydration.
  • Please inform instructor of any current health conditions.
Note: The location and time have changed.
Class is now held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Chehalem Community Center, 502 E 2nd Street in Newberg

May 16, 2014

WANTED Middle School Students Volunteers


Middle School Students Volunteers

Chehalem Park and Recreation District and the Newberg Dundee Police Department are looking for motivated MS students interested in volunteering @ Safety Town.
This is a great leadership experience where you will learn to work as part of a team and have the opportunity to be a positive role model!

Applications are due June 1, 2014 

May 13, 2014

CPRD is the place to Party!

CPRD is the place to party! Did you know we offer birthday parties with Nerf gun battles, gymnastics, Zumbatomics? And do also know that you can rent the entire pool and/or patio for your party? Check out our new PARTY webpage.

May 12, 2014

2014 Newberg Youth Football Registration

Chehalem Park and Recreation District and Newberg Youth Football are currently accepting registration for players who will be entering grades 3-­8 this fall for the 2014 football season. Early registration is $250 per player with a $25 discount for each additional child from the same family for those who complete registration by Thursday May 15. This is a $25 discount from the regular registration fee of $275 per player that will begin May 16 and continue until registration ends on June 15.

All registered players will receive equipment to be distributed at gear handout in late July and will receive their own game jersey to keep for the upcoming season. Coaches and volunteers are needed for this year’s program that will begin practice the first week of August.

For more information about registration and coaching opportunities, please contact CPRD at 503-­537-­ 2909 or go online at or

May 10, 2014

Sign up for swim lessons and weight training at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center


Women’s Weight Training
Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center is accepting new clients for their women’s weight training program. This 5 week program is taught by certified personal trainer Patty Crowley. This circuit based program is tailored to each individuals needs based on current health and fitness levels. Safe and effective weight training can lead to improved strength, better overall fitness, weight loss, improved appearance and more energy.
Tue/Thu     May 5 – June 5     Mornings, 8 – 9 a.m.     Evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Registration is required; to register call 503-537-2909. Cost:  $66/$72

Weight Training for Older Adults
Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center is offering a 5 week “Strong Bones” strength training class for the age 55+ population. Patty Crowley will assist you in becoming stronger, improving your balance, working on flexibility while protecting your bones. This class is fun and effective covering instruction on machines, free weights and other vaious pieces of resistance equipment for every level from beginner to the fitness conscious exerciser.
Tue/Thu     May 5 – June 5     Mornings, 9 – 10:00 or 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration is required; to register call 503-537-2909. Cost:  $66/$72


Group Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center is accepting registration for session 4, the last session of spring swim lessons.  Lessons are scheduled to begin the week of 5th and run Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with morning, afternoon or evening availability. Our Regular Group format meets twice a week for 5 weeks; our Small Group format runs twice a week for 2.5 weeks. Registration is based on both age and skill level. Lessons begin at 12 months - 14 years with novice through advanced levels. Preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( Classes begin the week of January 13th. Package prices from $45/$55. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Home School Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center offers swim lessons geared to children who receive schooling at home. These classes are a small group format meeting twice a week for five lessons and are scheduled Tuesday/Thursday afternoons from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Aquatic Center management is happy to work with families with special scheduling requests. The next session of the new year begins May 6th . Preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( Prices from $45/$55. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Friday Night Swim LessonsOur ever popular Friday night lessons are back at Chehalem Aquatic Center. A once a week program for five weeks with each lesson running for 45 minutes with a maximum of 4 children per class. Preschool 1 – 3 and Level 1 – 6 classes are offered. Session 4 begins Friday, May 9th and preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( Prices from $46/$56. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Private Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center is accepting new clients for private swim lessons. Private lessons are a one on one teaching format and lesson structure is modified to meet each clients needs. Private lesson sessions run twice a week (M/W or Tu/Th) for either five or ten lessons. Call 503-537-2909 to be placed on the appointment list. Cost is $80 (in district residents) for five lessons

May 9, 2014

Early Bird Adult Group Fitness Training


Red Hills Adult Program is designed for active adults who desire
 challenge and variety in their training program. This program will improve stamina, strength and coordination during the 60 minute movement based classes. Sessions are fun, educational and challenging. Your results will be improved body composition, movement, exercise technique and overall fitness.

5:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Instructor: Jason Delp

To register online, search for Early Bird Adult Group Fitness Training in online registration

May 7, 2014

Aqua Zumba® classes offered Tues & Thurs

Dancing is not just for land anymore. Come try it in the water. Aqua Zumba®  classes with Jennie Delp are held at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays at Chehalem Aquatics and Fitness Center. Classes are $4.75. Punchcards are available at the aquatic center. Bring your suit and jump into the pool party.

Questions? Call 503.537.2909, or stop in at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.

May 6, 2014

Mother’s Day Event at Community School Greenhouse Sat., May 10

Saturday, May 10th 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day Event 
CS Greenhouse

What are you getting Mom for Mother’s Day?

If you do not have an answer to that question, we can help you out!  Join us on Saturday, May 10 from 9-1 p.m. for a chance to create your own gift.  Choose from a selection of flowers or herbs and plant a pot for mom!  We will provide the plants, pots and dirt for $6... Such a great bargain, you could make one for Grandma, too!

Visit the Community School Greenhouse at 125 S. Elliott Road - park on and enter from Elliott Road.

Chehalem Park & Recreation District
Community School Greenhouse
End of the Season
½ Price Sale *
*Except Fuchsia Hanging Baskets
Everything Must Go!

Sat., May 10
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Behind CPRD Administration Offices
Enter from the corner of 2nd and Elliott