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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.




Newcastle Looking to Redesign Website

Soon the city's website will have a new updated appearance and will be easier to use. The city has started its search for a company to redesign the site. Interested firms may submit responses to the city's request for proposals. Finalists will be invited to present proposals to a city website selection team. All responses are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2015. We're looking forward to a more efficient way to serve you!


Lake Boren Park Plan to Be Updated

A project to update and implement a Master Plan for Lake Boren Park is moving forward. The city is soliciting proposals from consultants to provide landscape architectural design services for the update. View the city's full request for qualifications here. Proposals will be accepted until 4 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2015. The previous Lake Boren Park Master Plan update completed in 2008 is available here.


Rain Garden and Knotweed Workshops

Register today for a free rain garden workshop Saturday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Boren Park. Rain gardens absorb and filter storm water, reduce potable water use, attract birds and pollinators, and help keep our streams and lakes clean. In this workshop you can learn how to test your soil and size your garden, and which plants work best in rain gardens. You'll also contribute to a permanent rain garden installation at Lake Boren Park. Register now for the event by visiting this website.

Knotweed, a group of non-native, noxious weeds, is a major problem in King County. The weeds choke out native vegetation, increase erosion, degrade water quality and damage fish and wildlife habitat. The good news is you can learn how to assist in control efforts at a knotweed control workshop Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station at 12412 Newcastle Way. The workshop includes comprehensive information on knotweed and instructions on how to use a stem injector. Following the workshop, you can borrow a stem injector for use on your land. To reserve a seat, send an email to city staff or Weed Warriors.


Newcastle's Responsible Pet Owners

The number of cats and dogs licensed in Newcastle continues to grow, which is great news for pets throughout King County. License fees support the return of hundreds of lost pets to their homes and help give thousands of homeless pets new families every year. Pet license fees also fund investigation of animal neglect or cruelty, spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation, and community education services. If you license your pet, your pet will be quickly reunited with you if it wanders, or be cared for at the Pet Adoption Center for a longer period of time. Purchase or renew a pet license online today at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Pet licenses can also be purchased at Newcastle City Hall or at participating QFC grocery stores.


Prepare for Excessive Heat this Summer

Take steps now to protect yourself from a dangerously hot summer this year. The National Weather Service predicts above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for June, July and August in our region. These conditions can be life-threatening for people and pets. Daytime heating is a problem, but not cooling off during warm nights adds to the body's stress. Go to for information on how to prepare and stay safe during periods of prolonged heat. Remember that temperatures within vehicles can quickly rise to 120 degrees or more, even with windows left slightly open. Never leave pets or children in your vehicle, even for a few minutes. If you see a child or an animal in distress in an unattended vehicle, call police at 911.


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Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

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