Dog Park

Dog Park!

Centennial Dog Park is now open! It was established in 2016 as a partnership between the City of Newton, Rotary Club, Caring Hands Humane Society, and Newton Dog Park Project. 

Ongoing fundraising for the park will go toward the purchase of shelters, benches and other amenities. Tax-deductible donations may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society, with memo line: “Newton Dog Park Project,” or online at

As part of the fundraising efforts, the Rotary Club will install personalized brick pavers at the entry gates. Bricks can be purchased to honor your family, business or canine companions. Download an order form here.

Mark your calendar for these great summer events:

June 17
Cookie Daze 5K
Athletic Park

June 30-July 2
NMAAC Softball Tournament
Athletic Park and Washington Park

July 1
Cars in the Park
Athletic Park

July 4
Headin' for Home 5K
Centennial Park

July 22
NRC 5K/ Fun Run
Athletic Park

August 26
United Way Softball Tournament
Centennial Park and Washington Park

For more local events see

Work in Progress

Slide Installation at Plumbrook Park

Staff trim trees in Athletic Park. In 2015, staff pruned 180 trees and removed 84 trees from parks and rights of way, most because of disease or damage.  More photos

Park Division

The Mission of the Park Division is to provide quality facilities for passive and organized recreation and to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the community.

Park and cemetery staff maintain over 650 acres of parks, cemeteries, waterways, rights-of-way, bike paths and other acreage. More Information


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