City of Newport, MN

Parks

                                 

                                    Parks Map

Busy Beaver Park

Grove Street Overlook

Lions Park

Loveland Park

Newport Bailey School Forest Park

Pioneer Park

Adopt-A-Park / Trail Program

 

City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

GROVE STREET OVERLOOK PARK

City of Newport Parks - Grove Street Overlook

2nd Avenue & 10th Street

Park Amenities:

  • River Overlook
  • Park Benches

Grove Street Overlook Park was created through the work of Newport's City Council and Heritage Preservation Commission, and was dedicated on June 18, 2005. This small park is the perfect place to sit and listen to the birds sing and view the river.

A concrete path leads from the top of the overlook to its base next to the river, with benches at the top and bottom.

City of Newport Parks - Grove Street Overlook

 

Despite its small size, the river overlook has quite a history. The stone wall at the entrance of the overlook was constructed in 1938-1939 (as were the stone walls at the Park Place and 12th Street overlooks) by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was a government program during the Great Depression to provide work for the unemployed.

City of Newport Parks - Grove Street Overlook

 

The three overlooks appear to have been actively used by the public and maintained by the Village of Newport, until the 1940's. Along with Pioneer Memorial Park, the overlooks were the original units of Newport's Parks System.

There is limited parking at Grove Street Overlook Park.