Newporters Invited to Help Shape Future of Parks and Open Spaces
NEWPORT, RI—A second community meeting to give Newporters the chance to help shape the future stewardship of the city’s parks and open spaces is planned for later this month.
The first meeting in September brought more than 160 residents who wanted to play a role in guiding the Newport Open Space Partnership as it carries out its mission drafting a new Open Space Master Plan.
The upcoming meeting, on Jan. 28 at the Pell School at 6 p.m., will focus on ideas and options.
A key finding of the Phase 1 Existing Conditions assessment was a lack of open space and active recreation amenities exists in the North End. Participation is important to ensure the community guides the vision and defines priorities for the plan. All ages and opinions are welcome. Newport Plays. Newport Bikes. Newport Surfs. Newport Walks. What do you want to do in Newport? Come tell us!
A photo accompanies release
Caption: Mountain Biking at Miantonomi Park Newport
Photo Attribution: Mark Chesterton, Bike Newport
The Newport Open Space Partnership is a partnership between the City of Newport, the Newport Tree & Open Space Commission, the Aquidneck Land Trust, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, and the Newport Tree Society. It is funded through grants from The Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation (other grant awards pending). This initiative will be the first citywide open space planning effort since Olmsted’s 1913 “Proposed Improvements for Newport.” Visit our website at www.newportopenspace.org for more information.