The Newton County Park Board’s current five year plan can be viewed here. The current plan will expire at the end of 2015 and the board is currently in the process of renewing its plan for the 2016 to 2021 period
Parks and open space are essential components to any community. The benefits of parks and open space, even in rural and agricultural environments, are diverse and immeasurably improve our quality of life. From strengthening our communities, improving our physical and psychological health, and making our county a more attractive place to live, the benefits of parks are truly endless.
Newton County, the ‘youngest’ county in the State of Indiana, is one of the few counties in the State of Indiana to have a parks and recreation board. With this being the first Park and Recreation Plan ever prepared for Newton County, the Park Board has the opportunity and responsibility to define its present park and open space system and create a better future for their children and generations to come.