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Newport Hills Park To Hold Grand Opening for New Turf Sports Field

Celebration will mark the installation of the new turf and other park improvements.

Newport Hills Sports Field will celebrate its new turf and $1.5 million in improvements at a celebration Saturday morning.

The celebration will be from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Newport Hills Park, 6029-120th Avenue SE. The celebration will include free swimming from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m  at the Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club.

The improved playing surface replaces a grass field that often turned into a slippery mess during the rainy months, according to the city of Bellevue. Improvements include: lighting improvements, the creation of a pedestrian connection along the east edge of the park; ballfield fencing and backstop replacements; restroom upgrades; and relocation of the baseball infield to improve traffic and pedestrian flow.

The $1.5 million project was funded by the 2008 Parks & Natural Areas Levy, which included $3 million for synthetic turf installation at Wilburton Hill Park and Newport Hills Park, according to the city of Bellevue.

Newport Hills Sports Field Renovation: Grand Opening this Saturday, June 11, 8:30 – 10:00am!

8:30 -am 10:30am Community Celebration open to the public.

Join your neighbors, friends, family, youth sports organizations and professional athlete, Seahawk Sean Locklear at the Grand Opening of Newport Hills Sports Field!

10:30am – 5:00pm Free swimming and all-day use of the NHSTC www.nhstc.com~ Enter free initiation drawing.

The renovation of Newport Hills Sports Field is now completed and ready for us to celebrate sports in Newport Hills!

Contact lisav@windermere.com if you want to learn more about upcoming events w/ the NHCC.

-- Information from Newport Hills Community Club and the city of Bellevue

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