Newport Hills Neighborhood Park Planning

The city is planning a new neighborhood park along Southeast 60th Street.  

Online Survey - Please take a moment to complete a short survey to inform the preferred park plan.  Link to survey 

July 23, 2019 - The second Newport Hills Neighborhood Park planning meeting was held on July 23, 2019 at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club.  Approximately 50 attended.  Staff shared the comments and suggestions they have received since the May 21, 2019 meeting in a PowerPoint presentation, which also included three alternative park designs.  The presentation was followed by a break-out session and discussions with staff at design stations to take comments on the alternatives.  

We will continue to solicit neighborhood feedback throughout the summer.  An online survey with a link from this web page is expected to be ready during the week of July 29. 

May 21, 2019 - At the May 21, 2019 Newport Hills Community Club meeting at the Newport Hills Community Church, the Parks Department initiated the planning process for the park. Approximately 75 attendees were present, including members of the City Council and Parks & Community Services Board. 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.

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 6

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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