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  • Summer Begins For Parks & Recreation Campers

    The start of summer camp for local children in the Newtown Parks & Recreation day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Park was on June 22, the day after summer officially began.

    Sara Edgerton and Trevor Ferraro are the site directors at Treadwell Park and Leah Pizighelli is the site director at Dickinson Park. All three site directors agreed that the first week of camp went well, saying that the highlight of the week was the combined field trip to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury.

  • Day Camps Conclude With A Talent Show

    For students who attended Newtown Parks & Recreation day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park or at Treadwell Park, the summer concluded on Friday, August 8, with a talent show that combined both day camps.

    “It was great just seeing what they can come with,” said Newtown Parks & Recreation Assistant Director RoseAnn Reggiano, about the talent show.

  • Parks & Recreation Day Camps Conclude With A Talent Show

    Campers gathered under the pavilion at Dickinson Memorial Park for the 2014 Summer Camp Talent Show on Friday, August 8, the final day of camp.

  • Park And Bark Unleashed: Town’s New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the proper list of speakers during the dog park opening ceremony.

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    With a gentle command and a little bit of peanut butter, Newtown’s off-leash dog park was officially opened on May 3.

  • Parks & Rec Summer Concert Series Posted

    The performers for the 2014 Summer Concert Series, hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank, have been posted on the Parks & Rec website.

    The 6th annual concert will return to the bandstand at Dickinson Memorial Park, 50 Elm Street. All shows will begin at 6:30 and end around 8 pm.

  • Ice Skating Party Moved

    A family ice skating party sponsored by Newtown Parks & Recreation for Friday night has been relocated. Instead of the temporary rink at Fairfield Hills, the February 7 event has been moved to the Dickinson Park pavilion rink.

    The party which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. DJ Kevin Koschel will provide the music, and there will be a small bonfire.

    There is no charge, but reservations are requested so that organizers know how much hot chocolate will be needed.

  • Parks & Rec Reviews A $2.2 Million Budget

    A $2.2 million budget request for the Parks and Recreation Department represents a 1.1 percent increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Ed Marks, who has spoken with First Selectman Pat Llodra as town budget discussions begin, said this week he believes “she is pleased with what we have submitted so far,” but is prepared to reduce the 1.1 percent as the funding request goes before town boards prior to a referendum.

  • GE Funds Meet ‘One Of Newtown’s Greatest Needs’

    A recent $15 million, multi-year grant through General Electric has brought the Parks and Recreation Department staff’s years-long desire for a community center within reach.

  • Halloween Pizza Party, Thursday At Dickinson Park

    Newtown children up to age 9 are invited for Newtown Parks & Recreation’s annual Halloween Pizza Party at Dickinson Park.

    This year’s party is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 until 6:15 pm. Requested donation is $1 per person, and attendees are also asked to bring a bag of candy for Main Street residents.

    “There is no limit for Thursday – the more the merrier,” says Parks & Rec Assistant Director of Recreation RoseAnn Reggiano.

  • Making Way For A New Playscape

    Loud cracking sounds came from the corner of Funspace at Dickinson Park playground on Thursday, October 10. But the slides, swings, and wooden playscape were empty. The playground was silent except for popping noises and the hum of hydraulics.