Newport Hills Neighborhood Park Planning

At the May 21 Newport Hills Community Club meeting held at the Newport Hills Community Church, the Parks Department initiated the planning process for the Newport Hills neighborhood park along SE 60th Street.  Approximately 75 residents attended, including City Council and Parks & Community Services Board members.  Staff shared an overview of the site, background information, the planning process, opportunities for feedback and the expected timeline for the design and construction of the park.  At the next community meeting, expected to be held in mid or late July, staff will share comments received since the May 21st meeting and will provide design sketch alternatives for comment and discussion.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions!  Please email them to Scott VanderHyden, Project Manager, at svanderhyden@bellevuewa.gov

Background
In 2010 the City of Bellevue acquired property on Southeast 60th Street for a new neighborhood park in the Newport Hills area. Newport Hills - new neighborhood park property at 11560 SE 60th Street The site was purchased with funding from the 2008 voter-approved Parks and Natural Areas Levy

In 2015 the City acquired a heavily-forested five-acre parcel (Patterson) adjacent to and north of the SE 60th Street property.  In May 2019 the City acquired another forested 3.7-acre parcel (Brick), adjacent to and west of the Patterson acquisition.  The total park site is approximately 13.7 acres. 

The city and the Newport Hills Community Club worked together to develop a vision for the park, which was approved by the NHCC Board in 2015.  Funding for park development was approved in the 2019-2021 budget cycle.

The Newport Hills Community Club continues to be involved in the neighborhood park planning.

Bellevue welcomes your input about this project at any time.

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Contact

Scott VanderHyden Parks & Community ServicesPO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

Telephone

425-452-4169

Email

svanderhyden@bellevuewa.gov
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