Newton, Texas Parks & Library

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Newton County Public Library

Newton, TX

Newton County Public Library

Pete Hughes Memorial Park

provides a complete playground facility and is conveniently located across from the Newton County Public Library

Pete Hughes Memorial Park Pete Hughes Memorial Park
Pete Hughes Memorial Park Pete Hughes Memorial Park

Caney Creek Nature Park

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the senic walkinhg trails and picnic areas of the park nestled on the banks of Caney Creek only one block from The Square.

Caney Creek Nature Park Caney Creek Nature Park
Caney Creek Nature Park Caney Creek Nature Park

Dedication PlateHistoric Roadside Park

The picnic area on US 190 in Newton County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department, now Texas Department of Transportation. This 1936 park accommodated motorists attending the state's centennial events that year. It was built by the National Youth Federation, a federal works relief program.

Newton's Historic Roadside ParkThe Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat during their travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' highways, continuing thje state's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.

Newton Historic Roadside Park Newton Historic Roadside Park
Newton Historic Roadside Park Newton Historic Roadside Park
Newton Historic Roadside Park