Parks and Recreation

All City parks are open year round from dawn to dusk.  Dogs on leashes are allowed in City Park, Little People’s Park, McNeil Field and Founders RV Park.  Dogs are NOT allowed in TJ Kelly Park, or Veterans Park.  For the complete list of procedures and regulations please see Resolution 040814.

Parks Procedure and Regulations Res. 040814

Newport City Park

The City of Newport’s main park is located at First Street and Calispel Avenue. The park features a large concrete-covered stage, picnic tables, a covered shelter, children’s playground equipment, a splash pad, and a skateboard park. The skateboard park features two halfpipes, two quarterpipes, and several grinders.

Newport Spray Park

The Newport Spray Park officially opened June 14, 2013. The spray park was made possible through a grant from the State of Washington RCO. The Newport Spray Park has a 3000 square foot splash pad with spraying water features and is located inside the Newport City Park at First Street and Calispel Avenue.The hours of operation are daily 11:30 am to 7 pm weather permitting.  At this time, the Spray Park is open from spring to fall and will run as allowed depending on the water drought issues. It is subject to closure without notice should our water supply run low. The Spray Park closes for the year when school returns.

TJ Kelly Park

TJ Kelly Park is located at the corner of Washington Avenue at First Street. TJ Kelly was the first elected mayor of Newport and this park was named in his honor. The park opened officially on August 20, 2010. The park features a rock waterfall, rock benches, covered picnic tables, and a public restroom.

Fred G Anderson Veteran’s Park

Fred G. Anderson Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at 211 S. Union Avenue next to the Newport Firehall. This park was named in honor of former Mayor and Vietnam veteran Fred Anderson for his military service and all those men and women who have honorably served in the armed forces. The park opened officially on September 25, 2012. The park features benches, military flags, and a public restroom.

The Little People’s Park is located at 436 S. Union Avenue. This park has a children’s swing set, a slide, and a small basketball court.  Coming Soon – a pickle ball court is under construction with a completion date this summer 2024.


Parks are open to the public year around and paid reservations for events are available from April 1st to October 31st. Members of the public can reserve a park by contacting Newport City Hall (509) 447-5611 or emailing the reservation application to If you are unsure which application to fill out please call.

Reservation Fee per Pre-Scheduled Reserved Small Event: $35.00

Small Event Clean-up deposit (refundable): $50.00

Special Event Reservation Fee Large Event (without electricity): $75.00 per day

Special Event Reservation Fee Large Event (with electricity): $100.00 per day

Special Event Damage Deposit (refundable): $250.00

– Park Rental Procedures and Regulations
– Park Rental Application (Weddings, birthdays, etc. reservations)
– Special Event Permit Application

At this time Fred G. Anderson Veterans Memorial Park, Newport Spray Park, and the playground areas and skate park are not available for reservations.

Hotel & Motels

The City of Newport currently has two hotels in city limits and a few vacation rentals.

Check out Rentals in Newport

Looking for funding options to pay for the cost of tourism promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities or to help pay for the operation of tourism-related facilities? We have the application below.

Hotel/Motel Tourism Funding Application

Newport Founders Park

If you are wanting to stay the night in the City of Newport head to our page and book a site!

Newport Founders RV Park

Preliminary RV Park sketch