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Parks

parks_picOne of Newport's greatest attributes is the City's parks and overlooks. The parks offer a wide array of activities enjoyed by families, individuals and sports teams.

City parks may also be utilized for family get-togethers, graduation parties, or just a friendly barbecue. Reservations can be made by filling out an application at City Hall accompanied by a deposit. 

Please note that starting on Monday, August 15th 2022, the Pioneer Park playground equipment will be closed until the new playground is finished. The new playground is expected to be completed in early to mid-September.

Parks

Busy Beaver Park
parks_busy_beaver990 17th Street

Park Amenities:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Grill
  • Pavilions and tables
Lions Park
155 20th Street

Park Amenities:

  • Pavilion / Grills
Loveland Park
Loveland1500 Glen Road

Park Amenities:

  • Pavilions / Grills
  • Tennis Courts
  • Ball Fields
  • Batting Cages
  • Skating Rinks
  • Warming Houses
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Basketball Courts


Loveland Park, at 67 acres, is the second largest park in Newport.  The park's entrance is on Glen Road near Century Avenue.  A walking trail along Glen Road makes it safe and easy for pedestrians and bikers to get to the park.  Three pavilions are nestled amongst a playground, tennis courts, two ball fields, and a batting cages. 
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Nearby are the ice rinks  and warming houses. The south end of the park is devoted to nearly four miles of hiking trails.  The trailhead is marked by a wooden sign.


Newport Bailey School Forest Park
Sign_0001751 Wild Ridge Trail

Park Amenities:

  • Hiking / Nature Trails

The Newport Bailey Park serves as a unique function for the City of Newport.  It is both a City park where residents can enjoy a relaxing walk on well maintained trails, as well as an officially designated school forest that serves as an environmental learning park for the students in the South Washington County School District.  The 80 acre parkland was originally donated to Newport by Gordon Bailey Sr. to be used as a passive-use park for the residents of Newport.  The park was approved and designated as a school forest by the City of Newport and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 1998.

RockEnvironmental education continues to be an important component of the education curriculum.  As such, the school forest provides a unique "wall-less" classroom where kids have hands-on opportunities to interact with nature.  The Newport Bailey School Forest continues to get improvements.  The City of Newport has provided a parking area for visitors and paved walking trails in the open area to provide handicapped access for students and residents.

The park is a great place to picnic, walk, reflect,  observe, and in the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe. Click here to view the trail guide and map.
Pioneer Park
Pioneer611 4th Avenue

Park Amenities

  • Pavilions / Grills
  • Volleyball Court
  • Playground Equipment
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Basketball Hoop

Pioneer Park is Newport's oldest park.  As land was being bought up for homes and businesses, some Newport citizens became concerned that a chunk of historically significant land within the village would be lost.  The land that is now Pioneer Park was in the original plat of the Village of Newport and was the place where volunteers mustered to join the Union Army and leave for the Civil War.

As the land was privately owned, the Village Council purchased parcels in 1937-1938, and in 1941, dedicated the land as Pioneer Park.

Pioneer2Today, Pioneer Park has a large play structure for children.  Also located in the park are a basketball hoop, several horseshoe pits, and a large grassy area for playing. The park has two covered pavilions equipped with electrical hookup, one  pavilion seats 100 people and the other seats 25 people.  There are charcoal grills, as well as running water. 

Also located at Pioneer Park is the Newport Heritage Monument and War Memorial.  Enclosed in the Newport Heritage Monument area is a time capsule to be opened in the year 2100.
Every August, on the second Sunday of the month, this park is home to Pioneer Day; this is Newport's annual celebration.  It is a family oriented day of picnicking, kids' games, arts and crafts, and music.
6th Street  Overlooks
Park Place Overlook
10th Street Overlook
grove_street_overlook12nd Avenue & 10th Street

Park Amenities:

  • River Overlook
  • Park Benches

Grove Street Overlook Park was created through the work of Newport's City Council and Heritage Preservation Commission. This small park is the perfect place to sit and listen to the birds sing and view the river.
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A concrete path leads from the top of the overlook to its base next to the river, with benches at the top and bottom.

The stone wall at the entrance of the overlook was constructed in 1938-1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).   There is limited parking at Grove Street Overlook Park.
12th Street Overlook