Newcastle currently has nearly 40 acres of developed parks distributed throughout much of the city limits for residents and visitors to enjoy. Most of the parks offer some level of active and passive recreational elements.
Lake Boren Park at sunrise (Photo by Kerry Sullivan)
Lake Boren Park serves as the primary attraction in the City’s growing park system. This park offers an array of recreational components including: playground, basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts, picnic shelters and restrooms. Residents and visitors have described Lake Boren Park as their favorite park based on all it has to offer, from being naturally peaceful and tranquil at the north end with lake vistas, to playful and active components towards the southern main entrance. These attributes provide for a spectacular venue for a wide variety of community events held at Lake Boren each year.
The City of Newcastle also offers a network of trails that provide links between city destination points as well as to regional trail systems like the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Lake Boren Park serves as a nexus to a variety of trails that exist in Newcastle. Approximately seven miles of official trails traverse the city currently with an additional 12 miles of proposed trails to be constructed as part of implementation of the City’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan.
See the Park and Trail Maps page for more details.