ICE OUT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
It's a question as old as the lake herself. Whether you're on the shores of Newport or across the border in Canada, every spring lakeside visitors muse over the age-old question, "when do you think the ice will go out?" To celebrate this time honored tradition, and to make things a little more interesting, you can enter a prediction into our annual Ice Out Contest for a chance to win a cash prize this spring! Deadline for entries is Monday, April 1st. Submit a guess online, over the phone or stop by any of our ticket locations! Proceeds benefit the Gardner Park Playground & Splash Pad Project. Read more...
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEWPORT HARBOR COMMISSION
The Harbor Commission serves as an advisory board to the Newport City Council. The duties of the commission is to hear appeals, revocation proceedings, consider waiver requests, recommend Ordinance amendments and proposed rules and regulations pertaining to Mooring Management zones, conduct studies and make recommendations to the City Council on water use and the conditions of navigable waters within the City limits. The Commission meets as needed, about 1-2 times per year. The Chair may call for special meetings as needed. Read more...
SEASONAL SLIP & MOORING PAYMENTS DUE FEBRUARY 28
Remaining balances for seasonal slips and moorings are due no later than February 28, 2019. Failure to settle seasonal balances by the payment deadline will result in the reallocation of the mooring or slip assignment beginning March 1, 2019. Read more...
RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING
March, 14 | 6:00PM
We are motivated by the community that surrounds us, and inspired by your ideas! All meetings and volunteer opportunities are open to the public and community participation is encouraged. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00pm in the Newport Municipal Building. Read more...
NOW ACCEPTING SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
We are currently seeking motivated, energetic and responsible candidates to join our Parks & Recreation team for the 2019 summer season. Full and Part-time positions are available for Camp Counselors, Park Maintenance Workers, Public Access Greeters, Ticket Booth Attendants, Dock Hands and Public Works Laborers, from May to September. Interested candidates should submit application and cover letter no later than March 22nd, 2019. Read more...
ANNUAL FAMILY EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Grab your basket and hop over to Prouty Beach for a springtime party to beat the mud-season melt down! Kids 10 & under can visit with the Easter Bunny, make festive crafts, play games and win EGGscellent prizes. The hunt begins at 11AM sharp with over 2,000 eggs filled with treats, toys and a few extra special prizes hidden inside. Read more...
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EGG HUNT
Friday, April 19, 2019
Guided by flashlight, over 1,000 glowing and non-glowing eggs are hidden around Prouty Beach park. From the upper pines to the waterfront, the Glow Hunt covers almost an acre of darkness. Some eggs contain candy and trinkets but twenty special eggs carry prize tickets for awesome glow-in-the-dark gear like lava lamps, frisbees, puzzles and star packs! Open to ages 9-12, advanced tickets $12 or $15 at the gate. Tickets on sale March 1st 2019.
DISCOUNT JAY PEAK LIFT & WATER PARK PASSES
Don't let snow banks and cabin fever keep you inside this winter! Get out and explore all the North Country has to offer - at a great price. Our friends at Jay Peak have passed along some amazing deals on water park admission, lift passes and rental gear for the whole family when you order through Newport Parks & Recreation. Read more...
Community Bingo will be hosted on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Community Center, located on the ground floor of the Newport Municipal Building. Open to all ages from 1:00-3:00PM. Cards cost 50 cents each, with cash prizes. For more information, email Esther Searles or call (802)754-6642.
ADULT SPORTS & PROGRAMS
Newport Parks & Recreation believes in healthy and active lifestyles for all ages. A variety of adult programs are hosted in partnership with outside organizations and volunteers who have a passion to share with our community. If you're interested in leading an adult program through our department, please contact us. Our current schedule includes the following programs for adults age 16+. Read more...
PRESCHOOL PLAY WORLD
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays | 9:30-11:30AM
When the weather turns cold, the Newport Municipal Gym transforms to an indoor playground fit for the tiniest people in the Kingdom. Preschool Play World is a free, drop-in playgroup where babies, toddlers and caregivers can gather to socialize and explore in a fun environment. Geared toward children age zero to six years, the program promotes imaginative play and healthy exercise with many activities and toys. Read more...