Tired of the same-old walking routes? Here's some suggestions you might consider to change things up.
This 4.3-acre park is located on South Sycamore Street. It connects with Chandler Fields behind a private residence and is also a trailhead for the Newtown Trail. Carl Sedia Park, named after a long time Newtown resident, has a gazebo, benches, a walking trail and exercise stations.
This 7.1-acre park is located on South Sycamore Street adjacent to Chandler Hall Health Services. This park has three baseball fields, a batting cage, a concession stand and restrooms. This park is home to Council Rock Newtown Little League. It connects with Carl Sedia Park behind the residential house and is also a trailhead for the Newtown Trail.
Clark Nature Center
This 50.6-acre park is located on Durham Road (Rt. 413). This park was purchased from Lyman and Mary Clark in 1997. The original house, garage and barn remain. There is a wilderness trail that loops the entire property along two seasonal streams. Hikers can escape the daily hustle and bustle and take in all the sites and sounds of nature. There are frequent sightings of turkey, deer, and the numerous species of birds that call this park home.
This linear park is 3.7 miles in length and connects Tyler State Park with Newtown Township’s Silver Lake Park. Leaving Tyler State Park, heading east, this trail travels along Green Lane to Council Rock North High School. From C.R. North, the trail travels east along Swamp Road to Sycamore Street. At this intersection, walkers can continue east through Newtown Borough along Washington Avenue to Newtown-Yardley Road, or head south along Sycamore Street to Carl Sedia/Chandler Fields.
After walking through the Borough, walkers continue east along Newtown-Yardley Road to Terry Drive/Lower Dolington Road. Here, walkers have the option to either head north along Lower Dolington Road to Roberts Ridge Park and Goodnoe Elementary School, or continue east along Newtown-Yardley Road to Upper Silver Lake Road. Turning left on Upper Silver Lake Road, walkers continue to the sharp bend in the road and follow the trail to the pedestrian bridge, which crosses over Core Creek. Following the east bank of Core Creek, the Newtown Trail travels under the bypass and terminates in Newtown Township’s Silver Lake Park.
Helen Randle Park
This 30.8-acre park is located on Swamp Road across from Bucks County Community College. This park has five softball fields, one baseball field, two basketball courts, a playground, a half-mile walking trail, restrooms, a concession stand and a picnic pavilion. This park is home to Newtown Girls Softball Association, Council Rock Newtown Little League, and Bucks County Senior Softball League. In 2002, this park was renamed Helen Randle Park (formerly Swamp Road Park) in honor of long time Newtown resident Helen Randle. Ms. Randle was instrumental in securing this land from Tyler State Park for $1.00.
This 22.8-acre park is located at Lower Dolington Road and Frost Lane next to Goodnoe Elementary School. Parking is located behind Council Rocks Alternative School (formerly a residential house) off of Frost Lane. Roberts Ridge Park is home to a large playground structure designed for children ages 2-12. Picnic tables, benches, and rest rooms make for an enjoyable family outing. The Newtown Trail also traverses Roberts Ridge Park allowing walkers to access Newtown Borough, Silver Lake Park, Carl Sedia/Chandler Fields, and Tyler State Park.
This 47 acre park is located on Durham Road (Route 413) and is adjacent to Newtown Elementary School. The facility will include three baseball fields, three rectangular multi-purpose fields, walking trails and a restroom facilities building. The six fields are each named to honor Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
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