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The CPRD is seeking input from the community as it develops a master plan for the park

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District is hosting a meeting about planning the future of Ewing Young Park at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Chehalem Senior Center.

CPRD is calling for various park users and interested parties, including those with a passion for trails, mountain biking, BMX, disc golf, skateboarding and the dog park, to spread the word and spur local involvement.

Planning is underway to set a vision for the future of Ewing Young Park and community input will be essential in the design process.

CPRD has hired WH Pacific to develop the park masterplan and co-host this initial public meeting to share site analysis that has been completed, and to invite discussion and introduce ideas to set a vision for continued park development.

According to a release, it is the park district's intention to work closely with park neighbors and the broader community to consider the recreational needs and concerns of the residents, while respecting the natural resources of the park.

In the last year, CPRD installed about 1.5 miles of new trail following the perimeter of the park, through woods and alongside Chehalem Creek. The creek flows through the middle of the park, separating the open meadow with its disc golf course from the 11-acre undeveloped land on the other side of the creek.

Among the potential park features the district wants stakeholders to consider are a park entry feature or gateway, restrooms, a formal picnic area, historical interpretive elements, more and or/enhanced trails, a bridge across Chehalem Creek, expanding the disc golf course from 12 to 18 holes, playground improvements, mountain biking trails/tracks, single-track trails, a biking skills area (pump track and technical area), gravity trails, cyclocross and parking lot improvements.

For more information, call 503-537-2999 or visit www.cprdnewberg.org.

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