We are excited to announce that the off-leash area will be open for use on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. We appreciate your patience for the longer than expected delay as we wait for the grass to fully establish.
Newport Hills Woodlawn Park features 11 acres of forested trails and three acres of open lawn, playground, adult exercise equipment, picnic shelter, restroom and fenced off-leash dog area. The off-leash area will remain closed until the grass there is fully established.
The park is at 11560 SE 60th St.
Outreach and Planning
Jan. 24, 2022 – Council Meeting
Council approved Resolution No. 10058 adopting the name Newport Hills Woodlawn Park for the new park.
Dec. 2, 2019 - City Council Study Session
Staff briefed the council on the community outreach and planning process, and requested feedback on the Park Board's recommended plan. Staff proceeded with construction design, engineering and permitting for the park with a goal to begin construction later in 2021.
Nov. 6, 2019 - Parks & Community Services Board
Staff updated the board on the neighborhood park planning process to-date and presented the preferred park plan. The board recommended the plan to the council.
Sept. 24, 2019
The city hosted the third public meeting for the Newport Hills/Tyler park plan at the Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club, presenting options for the park's design.
July 23, 2019
The second Newport Hills Neighborhood Park planning meeting was held at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Staff shared the comments and suggestions they had received.
May 21, 2019
At a Newport Hills Community Club meeting at the Newport Hills Community Church, the Parks Department initiated the planning process for the park.
- May 21 presentation
- "Vision Plan" for the park that the City and the Newport Hills Community Club had previously developed, and which was approved by the NHCC Board in 2015.
Park Property Acquisition
In 2010 the City of Bellevue acquired property on Southeast 60th Street for a new neighborhood park.
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 adjacent to and north of the SE 60th Street property. In May 2019 the City acquired another forested 3.7-acre parcel, adjacent to and west of the Patterson acquisition. The total park site is approximately 13.7 acres.