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Ranked as one of the best small towns in America, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for recreation.




Summer Concerts in the Park

People of all ages will enjoy live music at scenic Lake Boren Park Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 starting Wednesday, July 20. Arrive as early as 6 p.m. to purchase food from vendors in the park and to meet up with friends and neighbors. See the schedule below!


August 3 Longstride Reggae-Rock-Groove
August 10 EveryLeaf Band Americana, Roots, Blues-Rock


Newcastle's Concerts in the Park are free to attend and are sponsored by the Golf Club at Newcastle, the Coal Creek YMCA, Farmers Insurance - Jordan Carter Agency and Regency Newcastle.


Opportunity for Serving on Planning Commission

Newcastle's city council is looking for two residents who want to help shape the city's future by serving on the Newcastle Planning Commission. Commissioners advise the council on the Comprehensive Plan and other long-range plans, and zoning and development regulations. Commissioners also work with city staff on other projects approved by the council as part of an annual work program. The commission is made up of seven members, each serving a four-year term. The commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. Applicants must be 18 years of age, and must reside in the city or its potential annexation areas established in the Comprehensive Plan. If you're interested, email your completed application, letter of interest and resume to the City Clerk at by Friday, August 12, 2016.


Participate in Newcastle's Night Out Against Crime

Neighborhoods in Newcastle are invited to give crime a going away party by hosting a special event for Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 2. Get together with neighbors to talk about crime prevention and block watch efforts, and have a great time with barbecues, games or other activities that show the strength of the community. Newcastle Police will attend events as available. Register your event by sending an email to Police Officer Anthony Taglieri. Newcastle will join neighborhoods across thousands of communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide in the celebration. Go to the National Night Out organization website to receive an organizational guide and coordinator toolkit.


Neighborhood Community Improvement Grants

New this year, the city is offering grants to help people living in Newcastle improve their neighborhoods. This matching grant of up to $1,000 per project allows residents to identify priorities and to undertake the improvement project together. Eligible projects include physical improvements that build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood or benefit the general public. Applications will be accepted year-round and projects must be completed by December 1, 2016. Click here to download the grant packet and application and for details about eligibility and evaluation criteria. Interested groups may also send an email to Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, for more information.


Analysis Reveals Potential of Downtown Area

A study of the present condition and future potential of Newcastle's downtown is complete. The study includes a variety of data and recommendations the city will use in future planning and economic development efforts. View the final assessment and an appendix that includes an economic development profile. A consultant, working with city staff, the city's planning commission and a citizen advisory committee, began work on the study last year. Newcastle's current downtown plan, market conditions, property owner and developer interest in development and redevelopment were reviewed. With this data, the city can identify strategies to encourage development that meshes with the community's overall vision and nearby residential neighborhoods.


Remember to Leash and License Your Pet

Protect your pet and be courteous to neighbors by leashing your dog while walking on the city's trails or visiting city parks. All dogs must be on a leash while in public areas, including Lake Boren Park. Animal control officers routinely patrol to ensure dogs are leashed and pets are licensed as required. Pet licenses can be obtained at City Hall, Newcastle's QFC, or online at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Picking up dog waste also is the right thing to do to keep public spaces enjoyable and waterways clean.


Newcastle Summer Newsletter

Find out more about summer events, upcoming meetings, volunteer opportunities, new city services and more by viewing Newcastle's latest newsletter.


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