Master Plan Community Meeting – Open Spaces 9/14/15 @ 5pm Pell School

Please attend the first of three community meetings to plan the future of Newport’s parks, trees and open space on Monday, September 14 at the Pell School on 35 Dexter Street Newport.  Open house begins at 5pm and presentation and discussion at 5:45.

  • 5:00 pm: Doors Open and Open House Begins
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Presentation and Interactive Discussion

Learn More Here:

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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 Space Partnership is embarking on a comprehensive open space planning process to create a vision for the long-term sustainability and stewardship of the parks, public open spaces, and trees in Newport. Phase 1 of the master planning process focuses on discovering the existing conditions of Newport parks and open spaces. The first community meeting, on Monday, September 14th at the Pell School, will include an informal open house beginning at 5:00 pm, followed by a presentation beginning at 6:00 pm. Your input will help sustain and improve Newport’s public outdoor spaces for the next hundred years. Please join us for this interactive and informative Master Plan Community Meeting and share this invitation with your friends and neighbors. We want input from everyone on the future of Newport’s open spaces.

If you’re unable to attend, you can also contribute by taking a brief and fun online survey.

There will be a second community meeting in December where the community will be able to see how their suggestions help shape options for the future and can provide further input for the plan. More information about upcoming meetings, as well as copies of all meeting materials, will be continue to be available at this website –

Tina Dolen
Executive Director
Newport Tree Society and Arboretum
P.O. Box 863
Newport RI 02840


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