Newtown Parks and Recreation

  • Town Will Create Two New Pickleball Courts

    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.

  • A Summer Of Cooking Thanks To Parks & Rec

    Newtown Parks & Recreation’s summer camp “Fresh and Fun Cooking” ended Friday, July 18, with an End of Cooking Camp Party.

    Parents were invited to enjoy different food creations, including bruschetta, watermelon slushies, and other offerings made by their children.

    Sharon Martovich, the camp’s instructor, said her students cooked six different things every day.

  • Newtown Parks And Recreation’s Knitting Camp

    “You’re going to hear me say two things, ‘Watch the tail,’ and ‘You’re working yarn,’” said Nicole Christensen to her Knitting Camp students.

    The Knitting Camp for kids ages 7 to 12 is just one of the many Newtown Parks and Recreation summer programs. The camp ran from Monday, June 23, to Friday, June 27.

    Kids who took the camp picked out their own color yarn, learned how to put stitches on their needles, and were taught how to cast on.

  • ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Party Held To Benefit Newtown Park And Bark

    As volunteers put the final touches on a hay-hunt, other helpers at the Saturday, October 26, “Howl-o-ween” canine costume party readied additional stations. The family event was sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation, and benefited the Friends of Newtown Park and Back and was held on the Fairfield Hills Campus.

    Activities included a relay race, a haystack treasure hunt, a hot dog toss, and a “tic-tac-paw.”