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.
For more information or to register for any of our programs, please call our front desk at 847-448-8252.
PARDON OUR DUST! The Chandler-Newberger Center will be closed due to facility construction beginning Saturday, April 6th until Sunday, May 5th. The Center is expected to reopen on Monday, May 6th. All spring classes will begin that week and run for three weeks. Please be sure to check back in for updates. If you have any questions contact Michelle Bush at email@example.com.
Pickleball Drop-in play!
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. New players are encouraged to attend Beginner Pickleball lessons starting in Janauary 2019. Registration is required for all lessons.
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. Call 847-448-8252 for more information or email Michelle Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at the Chandler-Newberger Drop-In Activity Calendar below!
Parent/Caregiver and Tot classes
(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.
I Can go to School 2
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.
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.
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.
(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 email@example.com.
(All ages) Open gym at Chandler-Newberger will run Fall-Spring.
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.
(1st grade-adult) improves hand-eye coordination, reflexes and balance. For more information check out the Program Guide or email Michelle Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Art, Red Cross classes and Special Events
Adventure through Creation (6-11 year olds) after school art classes are taught by Ms. Patti and based on our popular summer camp of the same name. Perfect for children who enjoy drawing as well those who enjoy making 2D and 3D art, these classes allow children to explore their own creativity using various mediums.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training (ages 11-15) provides training on the care of babies, emergency response, behavior management and safe play for all ages. Students can also earn CPR certification. Information can be found on page 26 of the Evanston Life magazine here.
To register for programs at Chandler-Newberger, click here or call the office at 847-448-8252.
Birthday Party and Facility Rentals
Birthday parties at Chandler-Newberger are an easy and fun way to celebrate! For more information on our birthday parties, watch our birthday party video.
Parties and facility rentals are booked by Annett Flynn, she can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 847-448-8252.