Current Park Planning Projects

Newport Open Space Partnership


ALT is one of the lead organizations partnered with City of Newport, Newport Tree Society, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, and the Newport Tree & Open Space Commission on the Newport Open Space Master Plan, currently under development. Community engagement is being used to develop a comprehensive plan to manage, steward, and improve Newport’s parks, trees, and open spaces.

Mount Hope Park

mt hope park

In January 2015, ALT and the Town of Portsmouth partnered to purchase a unique waterfront property for the development of Mount Hope Park. Under the arrangement, the Town of Portsmouth holds ownership and ALT holds the conservation easement, which permanently protects the property as open space and park land. The parcel is located at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Bristol Ferry Road, and juts out into Mount Hope Bay with scenic views of the bridge and surrounding water. For more information, updates, and information on how to get involved, go to the project website at