Parks and Recreation


Welcome to the Newton Parks and Recreation web site. We hope you find the information contained within these pages to be informative.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the website, you can submit them online to:

Robert J. DeRubeis, Commissioner

Mission Statement

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will provide traditional and innovative Recreation, Leisure and Cultural Activities in a quality environment for all residents of Newton, as well as managing the preservation, maintenance, and enhancement of the natural resources of the City.

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Newton Parks & Recreation
Robert J. DeRubeis, Commissioner
124 Vernon Street
Newton, MA 02458
(fax) 617-796-1512

Upcoming Events

 Gath Pool & Crystal Lake Info

August 13 - Picnic & Play in the Park

July 25-Red Sox Night at NNHS

July 26, August 16, September 20 - Vets with Pets
Event at Cold Spring Park Off-leash area

Program Satisfaction Survey                 Report A Coyote                      Recreation & Open Space Plan


Events Calendar
Parks & Recreation
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Farmers Market - Elm Street
Newton - Events - Community Events
Parks & Recreation - Gath Pool
Parks & Recreation - Halloran Sports & Recreation Complex
Parks & Recreation - NNHS Recreation
Parks & Recreation - Over 55 Recreation Programs
City Departments - Parks
Parks & Recreation - Parks & Amenities
Parks & Recreation - Recreation Off Leash Program
 Location: Elm Street, West Newton
Farmers Market Open on Elm Street in West Newton
(Elm Street will be closed from Washington St to Border Street).

There will be Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Turkey, Beef, Fresh Fish, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Eggs, Olive Oil,  Baked Goods, PopOvers, Jams, Jellies, Plants, and Flowers.   

Now accepting SNAP/EBT, debit & credit.  Stop by the Managers booth.
Date: 7/26/2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Adult Only Lap Swim
Parks & Recreation - Gath Pool
NEW NEW NEW: Adult Lap Swim, no children under the age of 18 will be allowed.  This is a trial schedule for the 2014 Season to see if we can accommodate more resident swimming.  This change is ONLY for Gath Pool. There will also be no swim on 8/2 and 8/9 due to championship swim meet.
Date: 7/26/2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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General Swim
Parks & Recreation - Gath Pool
New hours of operation. General Swim 12:30-7PM.  The manager on duty may decide at their discretion to keep pool open until 8PM
Date: 7/26/2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Wading Pool Schedule
Parks & Recreation - Gath Pool
Wading Pool opens at 12:30 when general swim begins on weekends and closes when the main pool closes for the evening.
Date: 7/26/2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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