Chandler-Newberger Center

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The Chandler-Newberger Center is one of the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and 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.

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.

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.

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. For information about Pee Wee Olympics with Coach Scott, Pee Wee Basketball with Coach Scott and Pee Wee Soccer click here. For information about Preschool Gymnastics click here. For QuickStart 1 Tennis, go to page 14 of the Evanston Life magazine here.

Sports Classes for all ages

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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) offers developmentally appropriate instruction to help your player become comfortable on the court. For more information click here.

Open Basketball (all ages) For times, see our December Open Gym Schedule here. Our January schedule can be found here.

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.

Volleyball (1st grade-adult) improves hand-eye coordination, reflexes and balance. For more information go to page 12 of the Evanston Life magazine here.

Tennis (age 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 on pages 14 of the Evanston Life magazine here. For questions regarding which level to sign up for, open our Tennis Levels document, click here for information on which tennis racquet you or your family should use. Information regarding pro-rating and make-up classes is available here.

Flag Football and Basketball Leagues school based leagues are coordinated by the Chandler-Newberger Community Center. For more information contact Scott Horne at or 847-448-8252.

Racquetball, Wallyball or Handball (all ages) court reservations 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

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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 or by calling 847-448-8252.

Thank you for your interest in the Chandler-Newberger Community Center. We work hard to make this a place where everyone feels like a STAR!

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