The Chehalem Parks and Recreation District is holding special board meeting to decide the fate of Ewing Young Park on July 24 at 6:00pm at the CPRD Office 125 S. Elliott Road in Newberg, OR.

The board will be voting whether or not to halt improvements to the park. This includes a footbridge within Ewing Young Park that would allow the public to access 11 acres of parkland already owned by CPRD taxpayers. The parcel is separated from the remainder of the park by the Chehalem Creek and landlocked by about half a dozen neighbors. This land has been owned by the citizens of CPRD since 1972. Funding to give the public better access to the other side of the creek has finally become available.

Unfortunately, a small group of less than half a dozen neighbors oppose the footbridge and trails through OUR park as they are currently enjoying the green space on the other side of the river as their own private park that we the taxpayers can’t access.

We’ll be adding additional information here soon. Until then, connect with us on our Facebook Group to get updates.

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