Parks and Recreation
CANEY CREEK PARK, NEWTON, TEXAS
Caney Creek Park was one of the first parks in Newton and for several decades the 2 1/2-acre park was nothing more than a wooded area along the creek. In 1994 the City of Newton began to develop the park an over the last 14 years the park has grown to over 24 acres. The Park includes a 2-acre lake with a fountain located in the center of the park, a second water feature with fountains running along the east side of a 1 1/2 of a mile walking trail, benches, tables and Caney Creek runs throughout the park. The Park is located 1 block east of downtown and runs from the intersection of highways 190 and 87 along the edge of downtown and ends at 190 east.
Hughes Park, Newton, Texas
In 1990 the Hughes family donated 1/2 a city block to the City of Newton for the development of a children's park. The Newton Area Business Association an arm of Entergy Team City took on the project. It took less than a year to raise the necessary funds and by 1991 the park was completed. Volunteer labor was the key, thousands of man hours in both construction and fund-raising lead to the group reaching their goal of a new children's park for the community. The park is located between North street and Kaufman street at the intersection of East street. The park is located across the street from Newton County Library, Civic Center, one block from downtown and just down the street from the Methodist Church school.