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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.

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

Events & Programs:

April School Vacation Camps

Newton Festival of the Arts

Program Satisfaction Survey                 Report A Coyote                      Recreation & Open Space Plan


Events Calendar
Parks & Recreation
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Natural Grass Fields Closed
Parks & Recreation - Field Use Conditions
Parks & Recreation - Forte Park
Parks & Recreation - Halloran Sports & Recreation Complex
Parks & Recreation - Parks & Amenities
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department has closed all natural turf fields for further use until after spring thaw.  Please keep off to avoid damage.
Date: 3/31/2015
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Cabot Off-Leash Area Closed
City Departments - Parks
Parks & Recreation - Parks & Amenities
Parks & Recreation - Recreation Off Leash Program
Cabot Park Off-Leash Area is closed through the Spring of 2015.
Opening date TBD.  The area is closed to give the grass and trees a healthy start.

Please visit one of the other off-leash areas:
Date: 3/31/2015
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Indoor Farmers Market
Newton - Events - Community Events
City Departments - Parks
Parks & Recreation - Parks & Amenities
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.   

Indoor Market 

at the Hyde Community Center 
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015 
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highalnds, 
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
Date: 3/31/2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Fitness Center Activities
Parks & Recreation - Newton North Fitness Center
Parks & Recreation - NNHS Recreation
Access begins at 6:30pm.  Registration required, check in at front control desk next to the school elevator.
Date: 3/31/2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Newton Swim Team Practice
Parks & Recreation - Newton North Swimming Pool
Parks & Recreation - NNHS Recreation
Newton Bluefish Swim Team Practice
9 & 10 - 6:30-7:30
13 & Older - 7:30-9:00
Date: 3/31/2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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