- Monday, August 25, 2014
To the Editor:
My name is Tom and I am a proud Newtown skateboarder who uses the skate park at Dickinson [Park] on an almost daily basis, and I recognize an ongoing problem. Whether its because my peers were denied the upbringing I had, or its that they just don’t care, one thing is for certain, the regulars of Newtown skate park don’t know how to clean up after themselves.
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
Of all the tools at our disposal for realizing the aspirations of success and happiness we have for our children in this age of educational innovation, the humble playground seems to be little more than a curio from a simpler time — an old-school monument to… well, old schools. Viewed against the modern array of electronic smart boards, networked personal devices, and other springboards into a brimming ocean of information, playground equipment can look like nostalgic relics of downtime, which is anathema to the modern young family, right?
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The new FunSpace II, Dickinson Memorial Park Playground is now open, but with some sections that still need work.
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
Newtown Parks & Recreation Department announced Tuesday that “Dickinson Park Playground is closed until further notice. The construction company is [in] the final stages of completing the playground. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated at this time.”
It was the second time in a week that the announcement had to be made.
- Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Newtown Parks & Recreation Department has announced that “Dickinson Park Playground is closed until further notice. The construction company is [in] the final stages of completing the playground. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated at this time.”
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
Several children climb amid a network of nylon ropes stretched between metallic members in a geometric structure at the new playground at Dickinson Park on July 26. Although the playground was formally dedicated on Saturday, it was open to the public for only a few hours. Work crews have been completing safety surfacing and borders this week, with the hope to officially open the playground for good by early next week.
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Alastair Moock, a 2014 Grammy nominee, will be performing at Dickinson Park on Tuesday, July 29, headlining the penultimate performance of this year’s Summer Jam Concert Series.
Summer Jam concerts are held Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in the bandshell at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive. Picnic lunches and blankets are encouraged.
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Under adult supervision, children were allowed to explore FunSpace II for a few hours on July 26. The new playground at Dickinson Park was dedicated on Saturday, but is now temporarily closed while town crews finish final safety installations. Parks & Rec is hoping to fully open the playground next week.
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
The public is invited to enjoy live music and refreshments on Saturday when the Parks & Recreation Department staff and supporters lead a grand opening celebration for the new Dickinson Memorial Playground (FunSpace II). The celebration will take place at 11 am at Dickinson Park, on Elm Drive.
- Monday, May 12, 2014
A wooden tower and series of ramps rose last Wednesday at Dickinson Park, filling the place where FunSpace used to be. The old playground, built in 1989, that had offered a place for recreation until it was closed in early October and razed soon after, is being replaced by another play space.