December 14, 2013
The dog park has its own special angel.
Newtown Park and Bark is honored to have been chosen for contributions made in the memory of Olivia Rose Engel.
We wish to say thank-you to those who have donated over the past year. Your kind words of support have all been shared with her family.
Olivia’s family will be installing a permanent memorial sometime in 2014 at the dog park. As we mark to this solemn anniversary we want to remind you that “As a dog brings joy to our lives, Olivia will continue to bring joy to this community.”
Visit OLIVIA’s JOY on our website, you are welcome to share a photo of your pet who brings you joy!
Completion of Park and Bark by the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department is near completion.
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Remember to take the time to
Paws -- Reflect -- Connect
October 8, 2013
JOIN US!!! for four legged furry fun!!!
October 26th, at FFH
(Keatings and Simpson)
1PM to 3PM
COSTUME CONTESTS: Grand Prize to Best in Show!
RELAY RACE – HOT DOG TOSS – TIC TAC PAW
and our AWESOME HAYSTACK HUNT!
Refreshments for people and their pups!
$5 / dog all proceeds go to maintenance of
Newtown Park and Bark
Please let us know if you can help
August 25, 2013
Our fourth year walking
52nd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade
Monday, September 2, 2013
Please confirm our meeting spot at
The Bee or the Parade site.
9:30 am, bring your water and bags.
First twenty dogs to show up will receive
a Park and Bark bandanna!
Walkers, wear your P&B tees.
SEE YOU THERE!!!
And don't forget there will be food and fun
at the Midddle School LABOR DAY FAIR!
May 18, 2013
Thank-You to everyone who joined us for Strutt Your Mutt! 2013
For more photos of the event, visit our facebook page
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February 14, 2013
Friends of Park and Bark welcome you to share the JOY of your pet
by sending us a few words and an image to post on our new feature page
In honor of Olivia Rose Engel; share what makes you smile.
January 14, 2013:
The Friends of Newtown Park and Bark and the Parks and Recreation Dept. of Newtown would like to acknowledge the heartfelt responses and generous donations made by so many in honor of Olivia Rose Engel. We are truly honored and deeply touched by the decision of Olivia’s family to support our efforts in this way. We will strive to honor Olivia's joyful and caring nature with a thoughtful use of the donations, which we will share at a later date.
The Friends of Newtown Park and Bark
Find out how you can share in Olivia's love of dogs with all of us on February 14, 2013 by returning to our web page or visiting us on Facebook.
Who We Are: We are a volunteer group of Newtown resident dog-lovers, who have joined forces in order to establish an official off-leash dog park here in town. The town has agreed to provide a piece of land if we can raise the necessary funds to construct a park. Our responsibilities include marketing, fundraising, park design, establishing park rules, and advocating among the necessary town committees and constituents impacted by this project.
Mission & Vision: Our goal is to raise funds through grants and donations in order to pay for construction materials and ongoing maintenance of the park. We envision two separate fenced areas for small (or older) dogs and for larger dogs to play; year-round drinking water; agility course elements; park benches and a memorial garden where residents can create a lasting tribute to beloved companion animals.
December 9, 2012 11AM to 3 PM
Photos with Santa
Estimated time of Dog Park Opening: Late 2013
Friends of Park and Bark met at the site of the future dog park with John Moore, Parks Operation Supervisor for the Town of Newtown to review the existing plot map and questions regarding fencing, seeding, elevations, parking and park opening. If you happen to visit the new Animal Care Center on Old Farms Road you will see the dog park map. Imagine all the dogs playing, rain, snow or sun. If we build it they will come!