Levingston Cove Renovations Planned

The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to vote at its May 20, 2019 meeting on a plan to make major changes to the Levingston Cove park on the shore of Crystal Lake.

At its April 2019 meeting, the commission was presented with this plan for the park.  The plan has the following goals:

  • Ensure through pedestrian movement.
  • Ensure accessibility across the site.
  • Encourage use of formal paths.
  • Preserve and enhance opportunities for passive recreation and fishing.
  • Improve how stormwater is collected and managed.
  • Improve water quality.
  • Create a landscape that is stable and sustainable.
  • Enhance and protect views.

Diagram of the planned changes:


A public meeting in May 2018 presented three alternative plans for improvements to the cove.