Parks, Recreation and Culture Department


  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.



 246 Dudley Rd, Kennard Park, Newton 02459

 Office Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm  Monday-Friday

Nicole Banks



Marc Welch

Deputy Commissioner



Tennis Courts

Click here for Tennis Court Usage Policy 


Click  here for a message from Mayor Fuller regarding school playgrounds 

 City of Newton Playgrounds are open for public use. Hand Sanitizer required before and after use of equipment. Face Covering required when social distancing cannot occur.


Orienteering Program

Ice Skating Lessons

Cultural Development After School Enrichment Program

To register for a program on MyRec click here



Farmers Market Info

Newton Al Fresco Concrete Barrier Painting

Sculpture Show at Kennard Park- begins Sept 12 for 8 weeks



Community Design for Arts & Culture Committee

Newton Center for Active Living (NEWCAL) - Community Update and Upcoming Meetings

Levingston Cove Renovation Proposal 

Waban Hill Reservoir

Report A Coyote

 Recreation & Open Space Plan         

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