Parks & Recreation


Newton has five city parks, one municipal golf course, three neighborhood parks, four recreational areas, one swimming pool, and one undeveloped park. You can learn more about the parks, golf course, and recreational areas by clicking here. Parks & Recreation in City of Newton is managed by two separate divisions, the Parks Operations Division and the Recreation Division.

Newton is also home to an eight-mile hike and bike trail extending from near the intersection of I-80 and Highway 14 to Woodland Park. The trail connects Maytag Park, Newton High School, Aurora Park, Agnes Patterson Park/Newton Arboretum and Woodland Park. A map of the trail system can be found by clicking this link.

Parks Operations Division

The Parks Operations Division of Public Works manages over 300 acres of land in the city. These areas include all parks, recreation facilities, Union Cemetery, and Memorial Park Cemetery. In addition, the division also oversees most of the upkeep and care of streetscape areas.

Recreation Division

The Recreation Division of Community Services oversees the recreation activities and events that occur at the parks, golf course, and pool. The activities that the Recreation Division oversees include the Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl, golf leagues and tournaments, adult softball league, Fourth of July activities, and much more!