What happened to the trees at Treadwell Park? Nineteen of the existing locust trees have been removed, “much to the shock of many who visited [Monday, April 15],” said Parks Superintendent Carl Samuelson. After hearing concerns that the trees were “gone forever,” he said, “It is really the start of a better solution,” adding, “We are putting back more [trees] than we took down.”
An accidental misspelling on a recently installed Dickinson Park sign will need to be corrected.
“It will have to be recast,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Amy Mangold regarding a granite sign put in place late last week outside the A. Fenn Dickinson Memorial Park. Fenn has been carved as Finn on the sign.
Andre's Cardio Crazy, 7 pm, Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, free, Newtown residents ages 5 and up invited for one hour of upbeat, high energy, fun-filled dancing to variety of popular music, easy-to-learn steps for everyone, music donated by Kevin Koschel, hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation, online registration needed (call office only with questions); 203-270-4340, https://register.parksreconline.com (search for Activity 319503A).
Fun Soccer, 10 am-noon, Treadwell Memorial Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, free, Newtown and Sandy Hook athletes ages 6-13 invited for free series of fun drills, then one-hour mini tourney, coached by Staples High School boys soccer coach Dan Woog, register online, call Newtown Parks & Recreation for additional information; 203-270-4340, parks.newtown-ct.gov (search for Activity 309611 A).