- Monday, August 24, 2015
The men’s voices and laughter carried over the constant paddle smacks against a hollow plastic ball. Rushing the low net on a space smaller than a tennis court at Treadwell Park, Willy Drucker rushed to return a serve from Gavin Preis. They were playing a friendly game of pickleball.
“This is a perfect mix of ping pong and tennis,” Mr Drucker said. Partnering with him was Neeraj Kuman, while Mr Preis partnered with Terrell Harris. The foursome played on the fenced court shortly past noon, Wednesday.
- Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that the synthetic/artificial fields at Treadwell Park and Tilson Field have both opened for regular scheduled use as of today.
“All other natural surface fields will remain closed until further notice,” the department announced via email early Thursday afternoon.
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Parks and Recreation crews have removed the old tennis courts at Treadwell Park and are now preparing a base for the new tennis and pickle ball courts. Contractors that received the bid will begin work this season.
Recreation Director Amy Mangold said her department had recommended Classic Turf Co, LLC to earn the bid for installation work. The company proposed $246,700 for the courts’ reconstruction and design.
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Jon Marc Jagush served a soft shot into the Parks and Recreation Commission’s court Tuesday night.
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Splashes of deep purple, blues, and whites speckle a hillside at Treadwell Park. On Wednesday, April 9, late afternoon sunlight gave the small crocus petals an early spring glow.
Brid Craddock walked with her husband Harvey Pessin, stepping carefully through the flower clusters.
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
Soft ground bore scars left by heavy machinery as Parks and Recreation crews dug out 21 tree stumps Wednesday at Treadwell Park.
Pine, hemlock, and several birch trees that came down several weeks ago, leaving behind stumps, will make way for a future tennis court project, said Recreation Director Amy Mangold.
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
To the Editor:
Downhill sled riding can be dangerous. Two weeks ago, on a cloudy afternoon, I decided to take my children to Treadwell Park for some fun sled riding.
The children hopped off the bus after school and excitedly got dressed for some fun in the snow. My kids were ecstatic! The hill was well groomed from riders the day before and there were a few nicely built jumps on the lower portion of the trail for an additional thrill!
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Trees cut down at Treadwell Park in mid-April were quickly replaced thanks to a donation. The story started with a letter in December, and ended with donors and volunteers who are “forever changed,” after helping to plant trees over the weekend of April 26-27, said resident Laura King. Twenty-six Zelkova trees now stand where 19 locusts had previously been standing along the upper wall overlooking Treadwell’s fields.
- Friday, March 22, 2013
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).