New Edmands Park Website
Lower Falls Pedestrian
Public Street Trees --
Open Crystal Lake advocates opening the lake for "swimming at your own risk"
DCR Considers "Access Enhancements"
to Hammond Pond
Upper Falls Greenway Proposed
Proposed Riverside Development
Riverside developer scaling back
Newton Conservators comments
Proposed "Ecological School Yard" for Countryside Elementary School
One upside of the
water chestnut infestation
In Edmands Park
Photographer Cynthia Staples has published a book of her photos of Edmands Park.
Cold Spring Park Landfill Cleanup
The Conservators sponsored a cleanup of debris from an old landfill in Cold Spring Park. read more
Newton Conservators Turns 50:
Why We Really Matter
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as it was in 1961. read more
Green Meadows or Snow Dump?
After a winter which saw Nahanton Park used to dump snow and Christmas trees, the city has begun to clean up the park. Mayor Setti Warren has agreed to find other places to dispose of this waste in future years. read more
photo by Duane Hillis
Newton Community Farm proposal for Nahanton Park:
Public hearing March 2, 2011
Newton Tab article: The Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
Newton Conservators: The Next Fifty Years
Trees and Wires: A Bad Mix
The Asian Longhorned Beetle has been found in Boston. If you find one, report it.
Newton Acquires Two Crystal Lake Properties
In May 2007, the City of Newton completed the acquisition by eminent domain of the lakeshore property at 20 Rogers Street.
In September 2008, the city purchased the shoreline portion of the adjacent property, 230 Lake Avenue. read more
New on the Website
E-Bulletin January 19, 2013
Crystal Lake Water Quality Report
Newton Storm Water Management
Wilson Conservation Restriction
Hemlock Gorge Dam Reconstruction
Draft Recreation and Open Space Plan
2012 Annual Dinner
Invasive Species Pull
Canoeing on the Charles in 1904
Daniel Jackson photographs
Norumbega Park Then and Now
Hemlock Gorge Then and Now
Walking Trails Guide
Expanded and Updated
The Newton Conservators has published a revised edition of our guide, Walking Trails in Newton's Park & Conservation Lands. The 70-page guide contains detailed trail maps and other information about 34 parks and conservation areas in Newton, featuring ponds, gardens, trails, canoe launches, rock climbing, scenic views, handicapped access, and geological features.
New trail maps and park pages on the website:
Charles River Path -- Bridge St. to Moody St.
Frank Barney and Martin Conservation Areas
Williams-Saco Streets Riverwalk
A new map showing Newton parks and conservation areas
Newton Conservators Almanac published
Canoe and Kayak Launching Sites in Newton