The Newton County Park Board’s current five year plan can be viewed here. A plan is essential to guide the work of the Park Board and also to enable to apply for grants to help fund projects from the the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other entities. The current plan will expire in June of 2020.
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.