- May 11 — Saturday aDOGtion (10 AM - Noon)
- May 15 — Wednesday NT Board Meeting (7-9 PM)
- May 21 — Tuesday City Council Meeting (7 PM)
- June 19 — Wednesday NT Board Meeting (7-9 PM)
- June 23 — Sunday YMCA Trail Walk (10 AM-12 PM)
- July 28 — Sunday YMCA Trail Walk (10 AM-12 PM)
- August 25 — Sunday YMCA Trail Walk (10 AM-12 PM)
- September 22 — Sunday YMCA Trail Walk (10 AM-2 PM)
The events above are all open to the public. Details below.
aDOGtion: A Dog Resource Fair
Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE) is holding a fun and educational fair on local dog services, and how to adopt a dog! Come to Lake Boren Park on Saturday, May 11, from 10 AM - Noon. Enjoy face painting and a photo booth. Bring your dog to make a paw print keepsake and participate in a dog parade! Dog outfits are welcome.
NT members Peggy Price and Kim Van Atta will be on hand to provide free copies of our newest trail map and other trail information. And they'll be selling signed copies of Eva Lundahl's book, 14 Shorter Trail Walks In and Around Newcastle.
Dogs are welcome on Newcastle's trails, but you should keep them on a leash, or in sight and under control. Even a friendly dog can be terrifying to a small child.
City Council Meeting
The Save DeLeo Wall campaign needs your help! The Newcastle City Council meets on May 21 at 7pm at Newcastle City Hall. King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn will be there. We would like to send the message to Mr. Dunn that there is strong community support for saving the DeLeo Wall and nearby trails! It's important that as many people as possible show up, in person. The Save DeLeo folks plan to give everyone green t-shirts to wear.
If you are able to, plan to speak to the Council for 2 minutes about the importance of saving DeLeo Wall from clearcut logging. The Council has been supportive so far, but the City has a very limited budget and some members are concerned that this issue is getting too expensive to fund.
Newcastle Trails supports the effort to save the parcel containing the DeLeo Wall and connecting trails. It's a big step towards completing Cougar Mountain Park on the side facing Newcastle.
NT Board Meeting
The Newcastle Trails board meets the third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), 7-9 PM at Regency Newcastle, a retirement community at 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road (just off Coal Creek Parkway). Board meetings are open to the public. If you plan to attend, check the website for last-minute changes and contact us (by phone, email, or our Contact Form), as our meeting space is limited. Use the street for parking.
YMCA Trail Walks
Newcastle Trails is excited to continue its partnership with the Coal Creek YMCA in 2019. We have scheduled four guided nature and history walks, all of which start from the Y (main entrance). All the walks are free, family friendly, and easy; and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome too! Snacks provided by the Y, and you do not need to be a member to attend. For more information, contact Becca Piel, Director Family Programs, Coal Creek YMCA: 425-282-1500 / email@example.com. Mark your calendar for these Sunday trail walks:
9/22 10am-2pm (about 6 miles): YMCA to Newcastle Beach Park and back via Coal Creek Trail – Free picnic included at the beach!