With the recent completion of the grading project at Arbor Estates, the City of Newton has now added Cardinal Pond (located in the northwest part of Agnes Memorial Park) to the City's parks system. As the pond continues to fill this fall, here is some important information for residents and visitors:
- The pond and surrounding park ground will remain closed to the public through the winter. A dormant seeding was recently completed, and the ground is not ready to be open to the public.
- As the pond continues to fill, the water will freeze this winter. It is important to KEEP OFF THE ICE. No skating, fishing, or walking on the ice this winter.
- DO NOT dump in fish into the pond. The Iowa Department of National Resources (Iowa DNR) will be stocking the pond in the spring. Partnering with the Iowa DNR allows us access to some great programs and natural fish species.
Additional updates and information will be shared over the next several months.