Are you ready for a GRAND OPENING?

It’ll be a great day for a grand opening! Join the City of Newton, the Newton Dog Park Project, and all of our canine-loving friends at the location of the Centennial Dog Park. Grab your furry friend and come celebrate the result of four years of community desire and support.

Currently, the waterline is nearly done and the fence looks to be almost done, too! Excited community members are encouraged to go check it out, but please let anyone you see out there working do what they do so we can complete the project on time.


September 27, 2016 at 5:30pm


Centennial Dog Park, of course!

german shepherd checks

Photo Tour

Okay, okay. Want a little tour? Here are some pictures I snapped earlier today…


There is a drive between the small dog area (north) and large dog area (south). Let’s drive on in…

It’s hard to make out in this panorama view, but the area to the right of the drive is the large dog area and the fenced area to the left of the drive is the small dog area.
Dog Park Panorama

Small Dog Area

Honestly, it’s so hard to capture the dog park areas in a photo. They’re so amazing! I hope you will be as thrilled as I was to drive up and see it so close to completion!

Thank you so much to our community supporters over the last four years. We couldn’t have made it here without you! Everyone who donated or attended meetings, please give yourselves a pat on the back.

If you haven’t gotten involved yet, don’t despair! Stay tuned to the Newton Dog Park Project Facebook page after the Grand Opening! We would still like to add amenities for our community dog park such as shade structures, benches, canine play equipment, and more. We will need your help funding those items. We are still accepting donations for future additions and will start campaigning after the Grand Opening.

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By Cretia Lickey Mathews | September 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

I will be visiting soon!!!

By Ashley Klein | September 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

Let us know what you think! We still have some amenities we’re fundraising for such as shade structures, but there’s already a few good things out there.

By Cretia Lickey Mathews | September 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm

I will!!

By Russell Hill | September 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Is the dog park open 24hrs? I work 2nd shift and would like to take my dogs but it would be after 2am

By Ashley Klein | August 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Great question! I attached a copy of the rules sign. To my knowledge, the dog park will be open 24/7.

If you have just a minute during daylight, I strongly recommend that you drive out to see where the gates and poop bag and trash posts are. I think it’s probably pretty dark there at night and the Parks Department will eventually rotate which gates are unlocked to avoid traffic wearing down the grass to a muddy mess, so you won’t want to have to wander around without knowing the gates. There is also some plastic fencing temporarily blocking off areas that were recently re-seeded after trenching the water lines.

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By Michele Sharp | September 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I am so excited to get back to Newton to see how many dogs have found this wonderful park. We went Sunday before grand opening .

By Ashley Klein | September 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Tons! I had a client email me that there were about 20 big dogs there when they went with their beagle the night after the opening. I’m sure it will taper off to a normal use level, but it’s been really popular as people are first trying it out.

By Michele Sharp | September 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Thank you for all of your persistence, work, and dedication to bring Newton a park that we so very much needed.

By Ashley Klein | September 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for your support! It couldn’t have been done without the vocal support and donations we have received from the community.

We will continue to improve the park as funds are donated. You can read about some of the goals here:

By Jessi Senn | October 8, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Our fur-daughter, Daisy, suffers from anxiety and “stranger danger”. She has been at this dog park 4 times and has benefited 100x! Thank you Ms. Ashley Klein for all of your hard work and for loving our fur babies when we can’t be at home to do so! You are the best! Blue Skies Pet Care is who you want to take care of your fur-sons & daughters!

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