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Department Contacts


(618) 783-8477 

Electric Department: (618) 783-3139

Fire Department: (618) 783-3887

Parks/Cemetery Department:

Cemetery - (618) 783-2173

Batting Cages/Mini-Golf/Aquatic Center  

(618) 783-8080

Police Department: (618) 783-8478

Streets Department: (618) 783-8511

WasteWater Department: (618) 783-2715

Water Department: (618) 783-2711


(618) 783-2173

Brad Benefiel, Superintendent

​Charles Painter, Assistant

​Mike Schackmann, Assistant

Peterson Park at 701 E. Marion and Earl Dufrain Park at 403 Liberty Avenue are the two parks in the City of Newton. 

Peterson Park has playground equipment, miniature golf, disc golf, picnic tables and shelters, restrooms, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pit, hills for snow sledding and beautiful scenery. A canoe ramp for access to the Embarrass River was installed in the fall of 2007. A new aquatic center opened in 2010 with a state-of-the-art bathhouse and concession area, 90' spiral water slide, wade-in zero depth area, lap pool and diving area with two one-meter diving platforms. To learn more about the Aquatic Center, Batting Cages and Mini-Golf click
here. To reserve a shelter with picnic tables and electricity, call 618-783-2173.

Earl Dufrain Park has playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, a skateboard park and beautiful scenery. The skateboard park has Rhino skateboard equipment including a half pipe, a quarter pipe, flat bank, hand rail box, fly box, grind box, grind rail, and kinked rail all on a concrete pad.


(618) 783-2173

Brad Benefiel, Superintendent

The City of Newton owns and maintains Riverside City Cemetery. For information related to the cemetery, please call (618) 783-2173.

The City of Newton provides safe recreation facilities for residents and visitors of all ages. The City prides itself in keeping these facilities clean and accessible.

Our Parks & Cemetery Department


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