Parks & Recreation
The City of Newton's Parks & Recreation are managed by the Community Services Department.
Newton has five city parks, one municipal golf course, three neighborhood parks, four recreational areas, one swimming pool, and one undeveloped park. 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. View a map of the trail system.
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.
Find out more about the recreation offered by the City of Newton.
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.