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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:

Newton Festival of the Arts

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Events Calendar
Parks & Recreation
Sunday, April 19, 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: 4/19/2015
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Field Conditions
Parks & Recreation - Field Use Conditions
Parks & Recreation - Forte Park
Parks & Recreation - Halloran Sports & Recreation Complex
The Maintenance Division has opened all natural grass surfaces to use.  Please keep in mind some areas are still a little soft and need to be avoided but the majority of the fields are in usable condition.  We will be improving the fields as the weather keeps cooperating and we can get vehicles and equipment onto the sites to groom areas.  If rain occurs, please check this site for updated information.  The following fields are closed to use for field renovation:
Brown/Oak Hill #1 & #2 soccer fields
South High Softball - Outfield closed to soccer use, softball may play
Tiger Drive Field on Walnut Street NNHS
Date: 4/19/2015
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Haertbreak Hill Road Race & Walk
Parks & Recreation - Arts in the Parks & Cultural Affairs
Villages - Auburndale
Villages - Chestnut Hill
Villages - Newton Centre
Villages - Newton Corner
Villages - Newton Highlands
Villages - Newton Lower Falls
Villages - Newton Upper Falls
Villages - Newtonville
Villages - Nonantum
Villages - Thompsonville
Villages - Waban
 Location: Newton City Hall
Everyone can join in! Walk or run - one mile - up and down historic Heartbreak Hill, the day before the Boston Marathon! Every runner gets a t-shirt, race medallion, goody bag, digital clock time and free pre-race pasta party ticket. Also: face painting, inflatable obstacle course, music, warm-ups, exercise and kung fu activities and more. Register at

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Date: 4/19/2015
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Jeannie Smith @ 617-796-1540Add to my Outlook Calendar: Calendar Sync