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Chandler-Newberger Center

The Chandler-Newberger Center is one of the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department recreation centers located in northeast Evanston, just west of the Central Street El stop. 

Built in 1981, the 16K square foot building is home to a full-size gymnasium, 2 multi-purpose rooms, and a racquetball court. 

Including the many programs offered throughout the year at the Chandler-Newberger Community Center, the staff also manages a variety of city-wide programs conducted at 20 different sites throughout Evanston. Programs are managed at facilities including City of Evanston parks, park shelters, tennis courts, beaches, and public schools. 

Chandler-Newberger staff work towards one goal, providing recreational opportunities that encourage positive self-development through learning skills, making friends and having fun.

We ask that participants in our programs complete an Information Sheet and Liability Waiver each session. Please turn this form into the front office on or before the first day of you or your child's program.

Chandler-Newberger Program Family Information Sheet and Liability Waiver

For more information or to register for any of our programs, please call our front desk at 847-448-8252.

Drop-in play:  Pickleball & Basketball

Try out one of the fastest growing sports in the country!  Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Check out the drop-in calendar online or on our Facebook page (Evanston Parks and Recreation). Drop-in play is $5/player. Drop-in play times and days will vary each month.  

Open basketball at Chandler-Newberger is a great way to gather with friends and play a pick-up game, and the best part is open basketball at Chandler-Newberger is free. Check the drop-in calendar below for days and times, which will very each month. 

Drop-in programming is subject to change at any time, please call 847-448-8252 to confirm the daily schedule.

For more information call the front desk at 847-448-8252 or email Michelle Bush at Pickleball drop-in play will run Fall-Spring. 

 *Pickleball at Chandler is cancelled indefinitely until further notice in order to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. Updates will be posted.* 

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Parent/Caregiver and Tot classes

Time Together

(Babies through 4 year olds) Children are given the opportunity to explore and play with their parent or caregiver in our large gym. Parking is free and so is your first visit! More information about our Time Together program can be found here.

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In the Orange Room (18 months to 3 years) is a gentle introduction to the preschool experience. More information on our Orange Room classes can be found here.

Mom/Dad Tot Gymnastics

(2-3 year olds) spend some quality time with you child while helping him/her develop motor skills. More information can be found here.


Preschool Classes

Big Ideas in the Blue Room and Afternoon Art Action

(3-5 years old) Supplement your child's schedule with our flexible morning, lunchtime and afternoon preschool programming. Small class sizes allow children to explore, create and challenge themselves in a supportive atmosphere. We accept new students mid session with pro-rated fees. More information on our Blue Room classes can be found here.

Preschool Sports at Chandler-Newberger

(3-5 years old) Our classes introduce tot athletes to the world of sports, including rules, basic skills and lots of fun.

Pee Wee Olympics & Pee Wee Basketball information check out the program guide.

Preschool Gymnastics information click here.

10 & Under Tennis information check out the program guide.

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Sports Classes (All Ages) 

Keep your family moving at Chandler-Newberger! We offer a variety of programs for all ages. Our fabulous coaches focus on fundamentals and fun.

Basketball Training

(K-6th grade) Our basketball training offers developmentally appropriate instruction to help your player become comfortable on the court. For more information email Michelle Bush at 

Open Basketball 

(All ages) Open gym at Chandler-Newberger will run Fall-Spring.

Gymnastics  (ages 2-12) is great for body awareness, spatial awareness, and it's a lot of fun. Classes include beginning through pre-team levels and more information can be found here.

Fencing (ages 7-11+) is a unique sport that requires patience, concentration, discipline and self-awareness. Our small class sizes create an opportunity for fencers to get individualized instruction in this fast-paced and thought-provoking sport.


(4-Adult) programs provide a variety of instruction, including stroke development, strategy, court positioning, shot selection, footwork and supervised match play. Classes are taught by top area tennis professionals. Fall tennis information can be found in the Program Guide. For questions regarding which level to sign up for check out our Tennis Levels document, and click here for information on which tennis racquet participant should use. All questions regarding pro-rating and make-up classes should be directed to 

Flag Football (4th & 5th Grade) & Basketball (1st-5th Grade) Leagues

These school based leagues are coordinated by the Chandler-Newberger Community Center. A waiver and code of conduct form must be completed in order to participate in a league along with a $35 player fee. The player fee is paid through the city. If you are looking for fee assistance, please complete the following application here. For more information contact Michelle Bush at or 847-448-8685.

Racquetball, Wallyball & Handball 

Court reservations (all ages) can be made as early as one week in advance and as late as the day of play. Hourly fees are $15, our purchase a 10-hour court card for only $98. Wallyball costs $27 for 90 minutes of play. To book a court, or for more information, call our front desk at 847-448-8252.


Birthday Party and Facility Rentals

Birthday parties at Chandler-Newberger are an easy and fun way to celebrate!

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Parties and facility rentals are booked by Annett Flynn, she can be reached at or by calling 847-448-8252.

Location and Contact

Chandler-Newberger Center
1028 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

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