This was taken directly from the Chehalem Park and Recreation website: http://www.open.org/~cprd97
 

    The Chehalem Park and Recreation District encompasses 68 square miles of Yamhill County, based in the communities of Newberg and
Dundee. The District is responsible for administering programs, which enrich leisure time, foster physical and mental well-being and provide positive
free time opportunities for its roughly 25,000 residents. Unlike many Park Departments, the District operates on its own tax base, and is under the
direction of its own five member elected Policy Board.› Recreation programs are funded by participants, enabling the District to keep its tax base low
while still maintaining hundreds of acres of public lands, three community centers, the Aquatic Center/Weight Room facility and a Scout House for
local youth.
      The District prides itself on being community based.› Most of its programs and activities are based on citizen requests, and all rely on citizen
participation.› Hundreds of volunteer coaches teach skills and build children's self esteem in youth sports leagues. Community members use their
talents to teach leisure activities and develop talents through classes in the District's facilities.› Dozens of young ballerinas and gymnasts build healthy
bodies and develop confidence through weekly classes and special performances.› Two hundred children make friends and learn new skills in before and
afterschool care programs, which are provided in each public school.›
      The District also sponsors cooperative projects with the Newberg School District, Police Department, Fire Department and Public Library, as
well as the Dundee and Carlton Community Progress Teams, the Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce, Dundee Party in the Parks Committee and the
Newberg Old Fashioned Festival, helping to enhance livability and community spirit.› Non resident services are frequently arranged to provide leisure
opportunities for the nearby communities of Carlton, Yamhill, Dayton, St. Paul and Amity.
      The Chehalem Park and Recreation District welcomes volunteers and participants of many interests, ability levels and economic situations.›
The District's scholarship program, funded by local civic clubs, operates quietly behind the scenes to ensure that members from all economic situations
are able to participate in programmed activities without relying on public funds. ››››››››
      Comments and questions may be addressed to the District office, 1802 Haworth Avenue, in Newberg, or by dialing› the registration desk, at (503)
538-7454. Information on current classes and activities is also available from the same source.
 
 

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