The City of Newport has some of the best private facilities for boating enthusiasts in the state. The City boasts two public beaches operated May through September, and the area is famous for past America's Cup Races and the Olympic Sailing Trials. We offer numerous public recreational facilities, including 17 tennis courts, 16 multi-purpose play fields, 16 playgrounds, and one gymnasium, which are available for residents' use.
The Newport Public Library was founded in 1869 and currently contains 187,131 volumes, including 21,447 ebooks purchased consortially through Ocean State Libraries. A recent expansion has added 23,000 square feet. to the facility and increase the capacity to 175,000 volumes. Newport has the distinction of having not only one of the first public libraries in the country, but also the first private library, still in operation -- the Redwood Library.
Located just off Bellevue Avenue and a short walk from the Newport Public Library, the Edward King House Senior Center serves as the focal point for our senior activities. In addition to providing a robust calendar of activities throughout the year, the King House also connects seniors with important services and information.
The City provides a comprehensive array of health and safety facilities whose mission is the care and protection of its citizens and visitors. These include three fire stations, one police station, two hospitals (one of which is the non-functioning US Naval Hospital) and one medical care facility.\
The importance of investing in the future of our children, community, state and country is mirrored in City Council’s Mission Statement. The City of Newport houses ten private preschools, two private elementary/middle schools, the newly constructed elementary Claiborne Pell School, Thompson Middle School, Newport Area Career and Technical Center, and Rogers High School. Secondary schools include the Community College of Rhode Island and Salve Regina University.
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