September 30, 2015

Announcing signage on trail around golf course

Visit the newly signed Gettman Loop trail around Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. This 1.6 mile easy-to-walk loop circles the course through areas of woods as well as alongside the course itself. Just follow the signs in order to stay off the golf course cart paths. Mostly level with a few small inclines and declines, this trail includes surfaces of wood chips, dirt, fir tree needle carpet, and crosses short footbridges over the creek with bridges just wide enough to accommodate golf carts.  
To get there, look for the two trailhead signs on Fernwood Road on the side with the pavilion and driving range (across the street from the pro shop). Park in the lot, it's free.

Read the front page article in the Oct. 14th issue of the  Newberg Graphic.

September 18, 2015

Three Rivers League Basketball try outs

Chehalem Park and Recreation District and Newberg Basketball will conduct youth basketball try outs for the upcoming Three Rivers Basketball season on Sunday, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, at Newberg High School.

The Three Rivers League (TRL) is a competitive program for players with advanced basketball skills.

All students in grades 4 through 8 who reside within the Newberg School District are eligible. Students interested in participating are required to attend a minimum of one try out in order to be considered for team selection.

Boys’ try out times are 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for grades 4 through 6, and 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for grades 7 and 8, followed by the girls’ try out times of 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for all grade levels.

A player try-out fee of $ 20 (nonrefundable) must be paid before a player is eligible to participate. The try-out fee will be applied to the $225 player registration fee for those selected to a TRL team. Players not chosen for the TRL will have their try out fee applied toward registration in the CPRD Jr. Tiger Basketball program (This is not a league program).

Practices begin in early November. Games will be scheduled for weeknights and weekends through early March.

Coaches are needed for both TRL and Jr. Tiger Basketball. For registration and further information, contact the registration desk located inside Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center at 503-537-2909 or visit the youth sports webpage at 

September 15, 2015

Julie Petersen named Sports Coordinator

CPRD is pleased to announce Julie Petersen has been named Sports Coordinator. While she is new to the role of Sports Coordinator, her face is familiar in the sports department.

She has volunteered in the CPRD sports department for nine years, coaching soccer, basketball and softball; instructing in CPRD sports camps; scheduling practices and games for Three Rivers League and Jr. Tiger basketball and Little League softball; running sports clinics; helping with youth and girls’ NHS basketball; and supervising school facilities during CPRD athletic events.

“I have been involved because I care about children and think sports and recreation activities are essential to positive childhood development.,”
 says Julie.

Julie currently serves as Newberg Little League Vice President and Newberg Youth Football Registrar.

Originally from Forest Grove, Julie moved to Newberg nine years ago. Her grandfather, John Paola, was Fire Chief in Newberg from 1969 - 1983.  She describes her family as a “sports family.” She is the mother of one boy – Kyle, a senior at NHS, and a girl, Tori, a student at MVMS. Both of her children have been actively involved in CPRD programs.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science, Health and Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University. For ten years, she owned and operated Fund Your Path LLC, employing six people. Before that she worked in computer programming and office support positions at Willamette Industries in Portland.

Recreation Supervisor Mark Martin says, “Julie has been heavily involved with the sports department and an asset for the past nine years through her volunteerism and support. She brings familiarity with our programs, and has relationships with CPRD staff, coaches, and our community partners.”

Julie can be reached at and 503.519.7364.

September 3, 2015

Public meeting to unveil plans for aquatic and fitness center

Pool renovation news!

Mark your calendar for an important public meeting to unveil site and floorplan - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th at Chehalem Cultural Center lobby. At this meeting, the design team will be presenting the proposed site and floorplan as well as conceptual images of the building. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.