Parks & Recreation
The City of Newton's Parks & Recreation are managed by the Community Services Division.
Newton has five city parks, one municipal golf course, three neighborhood parks, four recreational areas, one swimming pool, and one undeveloped park. You can learn more about the parks, golf course, and recreational areas by clicking here.
Newton is also home to an eight-mile hike and bike trail extending from near the intersection of I-80 and Highway 14 to Woodland Park. The trail connects Maytag Park, Newton High School, Aurora Park, Agnes Patterson Park/Newton Arboretum and Woodland Park. A map of the trail system can be found by clicking this link.
Find more information about Newtons parks and recreation amenities below.
Find information regarding Maytag Pool including lap swim hours, toddler time, open swim, entry fees, rentals and more.
Learn about individual parks and how to make reservations, as well as locations, of city parks, neighborhood parks, recreational areas and undeveloped parks.
Cardinal Pond is being constructed in the north east corner of Newton near Agnes Patterson Memorial Park. This pond, which will be a fishable habitat, will be part of the City’s park system when it is complete.
Information on Newton Dog Park, located near Westwood Golf Course.
Hike and Bike Trail
View a map of the Hike and Bike trail.
- Newton Arboretum
Park Policies and Rules
A full list of the City's park policies and rules.
- Cardinal Pond
Find out more about the recreation offered by the City of Newton.
Calendar of Events
View a calendar of events happening in Newton parks.
Adult Rec Leagues
Learn about Adult Rec Leagues that are offered by the City of Newton.
Fourth of July Activities
Information on Fourth of July activities in Newton.
Maytag Pool can be found nestled in the center Maytag Park. The pool features zero entry access, a chair lift, water fountains, two water slides, a diving well, and six 25 meter swimming lanes.
Park Shelter & Pool Pavilion Reservations
The City of Newton has six shelters and the pool pavilion available for reservations.
Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl
Find out more information about the Summer Concert Series at Maytag Park.
Youth Rec Leages
Learn about Youth Rec Leagues that are offered in the City of Newton including soccer, softball and baseball.
Westwood Golf Course
Learn more about Westwood Golf Course including fees, hours and events.
Trunk or Treat: Nightmare in Maytag Park
Family friendly Halloween event at Maytag Park.
Maytag Park Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights is a collaborative community event hosted by City of Newton Parks and Friends of Newton Parks.
- Calendar of Events
Westwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole course located in Newton. The course is known for its scenic country view and its friendly staff. It is easily accessible off of I-80 at exits 159 or 164 and is located just 30 minutes from the Des Moines Metro. A driving range and two practice greens are available for use and a well-stocked Pro Shop and Snack Bar is always open to serve our golfing customers. Call us at (641) 792-3087 to set up a tee time. You will not regret making the trip to Westwood Golf Course.