We’re hiring for the summer!

Are you looking for a fun job this summer? Want to help people get outside and enjoy our parks? We have the opportunity for you. Our Play Hut Attendants get to hang out all summer in Miantonomi Park at our redesigned Play Hut. You’ll check out sports equipment to the kids and help coordinate fun activities, such as flag football or volleyball games. For more information and details on how to apply, click here: http://bit.ly/2018PlayHut We’re also looking for someone to help plan events throughout the summer and to serve as our 2018 Park Activator. For more information and details on […]

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Master Plan Approved by City Council!

Thank you to the Newport City Council. Tonight, they unanimously approved the Tree, Park, and Open Space Master Plan. And thank you, to all of the members of the public who weighed in, attended meetings, and shared their vision for the future of Newport. We’re going to continue working together to bring the plan to life and will need your help! Click here to read the Newport Daily News coverage of the meeting. Click here to read or download the plan.

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Thanks for attending!

Thank you for attending the third and final community meeting for this planning process on June 6, 2016. An estimated 100 people filled the room at Pell School to listen to the presentation of the preferred vision and implementation strategy for Newport’s Parks and Open Spaces. The preferred vision encapsulated five principles heard throughout the community engagement process in surveys and previous meetings: 1) Great Parks and Open Spaces; 2) An Equitable System; 3) A Connected System; 4) An Environmental System; and 5) A Living Legacy. The evening began with an open house session followed by a 30-minute presentation. The meeting […]

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SAVE THE DATE: June 6

Our next public meeting is coming up soon. Mark your calendars now and join us in June! Monday, June 6, 2016 Pell School, 35 Dexter Street 6 – 8 pm The third community meeting will focus on Preferred Vision & Implementation Actions.  This is an opportunity to preview and provide input on the content that will be included in the Tree, Park, and Open Space Master Plan. 6:00–6:30 pm: Open House 6:30–7:30 pm: Presentation & Discussion We hope to see you there!

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There’s still time to give your feedback

Community Meeting #2 was a success! About 150 attended the second community meeting on Thurs, Jan. 28 at the Pell School. If you attended the meeting, thank you! If you missed the meeting, we hope you’ll still take a few minutes to let us know what you think. You can view the full presentation from the 28th here. The presentation included different options for improving Newport’s parks, open spaces, waterfronts, and walking/bicycling. We have also added an online survey to give folks who were unable to attend the meeting an opportunity to share their ideas. This survey is identical to […]

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Thanks for attending!

Thank you for attending the second community meeting for this planning process on January 28, 2016. An estimated 140 people filled the room at Pell School to listen to the presentation of the team’s work so far and share their thoughts on the three proposed approaches for Newport’s open space: Waterfront, Neighborhood Parks, and Connectivity. The evening began with an open house session followed by a 30-minute presentation. The meeting wrapped up with an interactive session for community members to visit stations throughout the room and fill out surveys that documented their priorities. You can download a PDF of the presentation here. If […]

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Second Community Meeting on January 28

Join us in the new year on January 28th, 2016 at the Pell School for the second community meeting of this planning process. In 1913, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. created an open space plan for Newport, which greatly shaped how Newport developed over the past century.  Many of our beloved green and blue spaces like Miantonomi Park and Almy Pond are the result of Olmsted’s vision. Today, the Newport Open Space Partnership is working to plan for the next century of Newport’s parks, trees and open spaces, and it’s your opportunity to help shape the next era of Newport’s landscapes! The Newport Open […]

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Scott Wheeler Interviewed by What’s Up Newp

Scott Wheeler, Building and Grounds Supervisor/Tree Warden for City of Newport, stopped by The Open Forum on Tuesday, January 26th to discuss Newport Open Space Partnership, Newport Arboretum, the ongoing project to install an elevator at Newport City Hall and much more. Listen to the full interview here!

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