Newton Hill 5K
Tuesdays at 6:30 in August!
Newton Square Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays at 6:30 in July and August!
18-hole Disc Golf Course
The Newton Hill Disc Golf Course was completed in 2009 through the support and volunteer hours of members of the local disc golf community. Disc golf is a growing sport throughout the country, where players throw discs towards a metal basket, mirroring traditional golf. The Newton Hill Disc Golf course is a full 18 hole, par 58 course that traverses up and down the hill, giving players a unique opportunity to enjoy the sport and park, at no cost. The course is home to the Newton Hill Disc Golf team, who complete regionally and host an annual tournament each summer. The course is maintained by number of dedicated players and volunteers, with the help of donations and local businesses who sponsor holes.
Edward Winslow Lincoln Memorial Grove
Completed in 2014, the Memorial Grove was a joint effort between the Friends of Newton Hill and the Worcester Tree Initiative.
As a living memorial, the orchard unites a future that realizes the park’s role in community engagement and development while recognizing and paying tribute to Worcester’s rich history with parks and the man who was largely responsible for their existence.
That man, Edward Winslow Lincoln, was the son of one of the original owners of the land that is now Elm Park and he was chairman of the Park Commission from 1870 until his death in 1896. During his tenure, he was the sole proponent of the city’s purchase of Newton Hill to supplement Elm Park.
12-Station Fitness Course
Completed in 2015 with the help of over 100 volunteers, Newton Hill’s fitness circuit is the first of its kind in Worcester County. The Friends of Newton Hill conceived of the fitness circuit – a twelve station circuit and secured $15,000 in funding from the George F and Sybil H Fuller Foundation, Spencer Bank, and Serrato Signs. Circuit training is a popular fitness trend and parcourse-style fitness stations are adaptable to different exercises and accessible by people of all skill level.