Parks Information

DICKINSON MEMORIAL PARK - Located on 50 Elm Drive in Newtown from 9 a.m. until sundown. Dickinson Park has (5) tennis courts, softball field, NEW basketball court,  Skate Park, two playground areas, FUNSCAPE creative play area, pavilion and picnicking  facilities, complete with charcoal grills. A park permit is required on any vehicle entering the park.

TREADWELL MEMORIAL PARK - Located on 47 Philo Curtis Road in Sandy Hook, this park is open from 9 a.m. until sundown. Amenities include (4) tennis courts, a pickleball court, basketball court, two playground areas, pavilion, multi-purpose baseball/softball field, two regulation size soccer field, and swimming pool complex, which features an 8 lane, 25 yard pool, with a diving "L" and wading pool. Locker facilities are available.

LAKE LILLINONAH PARK - Located at the end of 196 Hanover Road. In addition to a beautiful view of the lake, there are picnic tables, grills and a boat launch. There are portable bathroom facilities and parking. Swimming and Fishing is NOT allowed, as boats pose too much danger. A park permit is required on any vehicle entering the park. A boat launch permit is required to launch your boat.

ORCHARD HILL NATURE CENTER - Located on 20 Huntingtown Road. Its historical assets include two mills and dams, which date back to the early part of the 19th Century. Its natural assets include rare beauty, and a remarkable diversity of habitats which provide home to an unusually large number of species of plants and animals. Trees in the Orchard Hill Propert

The construction of a parking area has been completed and several trails have been cut in by Boy Scouts MAP.

EICHLER’S COVE MARINA - Located at the end of 11 Old Bridge Road in the southeastern corner of Newtown, was  purchased by the Town of Newtown. Offering a marina, boat launch, picnic area, small beach, dry storage and spectacular view. Eicher’s Cove is the only public access to Lake Zoar. A park permit is required on any vehicle entering the park..

A boat launch and parking permit is required to launch your boat.

NEWTOWN PARK AND BARK - Located at 21 Old Farm Road, Newtown. Off Leash Dog Park - A tired dog is a good dog!  Park and Bark is a little over an acre with a splash pas, agility course, small dog area and plenty of room for your canine buddy to run, play and socialize. All dogs must be licensed and that you pick up after your dog.

POLE BRIDGE PRESERVE -  It is a 78 acre habitat of Open Space managed by the Conservation Commission and maitaind by the Parks and Recreation Department.  It is a habitat for wildlife, plants and birds, with a small parking area and trails that provide recreational opportunities. The best way to access the preserve is to walk up the old woods road off Pole Bridge Road. There are also neighborhood access (a marked narrow right-of-way easements off Fox Hollow and Bristle Lane cul-de-sacs, and a pedestrian easement off Brandywine Lane).  Please be sure to respect homeowners' property lines. For more information and other Conservation Commission sites to enjoy visit:

Victory Garden - Fairfield Hills Campus, Washington Square. The food pantries provide food to over 2000 residents of Newtown. The pantries are exclusively for the use of Newtown Residents. The Victory Garden us supported by The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department, With a dedicated Victory Garden volunteer committee. For more information: [email protected] or call (203) 470-4150


Newtown Parks and Recreation Town Parks Rules and Regulations listed below.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts at Treadwell and Dickinson Park

  • Treadwell Park - Nets will be installed by April 15th (weather permitting).
  • Dickinson Park - Nets will be installed by April 15th (weather permitting).
  • ALL tennis nets will be removed November 11th. (weather permitting).
  • ALL court time is on a first come first served basis.
  • NO private tennis lessons allowed. Lessons by Parks and Recreation personnel only.