Newton, Texas Parks & Library
Pete Hughes Memorial Park
Provides a complete playground facility and is conveniently located across from the Newton County Public Library.
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.
Historic 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.
The 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.