Chehalem Aquatic Center

Newberg, OR


The original Chehalem Aquatic Center opened late 1970. This was the first major construction project of CPRD, then only five years old, funded by a tax bond of $572,000. Built on the wooded outskirts of town, Newberg’s first indoor swimming pool facility had a projected lifespan of 50 years. Past the age of 40, as the community continued to grow, the facility began to deteriorate and its pool mechanics became obsolete. Just as it occurred to form the park and recreation district in 1965, a concerned group of citizens once again came together to make a difference. Through hard work and faith, the dream to save the pool became a reality, and a ballot measure passed by a clear majority in November of 2014, directing $19 million to construct a new state-of-the-art facility.

The Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center construction project had two phases; Phase I - the construction of a brand-new aquatic center, with Phase II concentrating on the renovation of the current facility.

Phase I, the new aquatic center wing, opened in the spring of 2018 and houses an aquatic leisure complex complete with dressing rooms, showers, saunas, hot tub, and leisure and competition pools.

Photos courtesy of Eckert & Eckert Photograph

DJC Top Projects Award’

Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Oregon


Pool Type

Indoor Stretch 25

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2018


Scott Edwards Architecture

Project Amenities

Chehalem Aquatic Center features:

7,000 sq. ft. sq. ft. Stretch Competition Pool

Eight 25-yard or 25-meter lap lanes

Five 60 ft. lap lanes

Stair entry


5,500 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Three 60 ft. lap lanes

Four stair entries

Underwater shelf


Current channel


Two climbing walls

Ramp entry

Play system

Various water features

One-meter diving board

170 sq. ft. Spa

Stair entry and hydrotherapy bench

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