Open green space surrounded by trees

During the year, residents and visitors alike can come enjoy the ten parks located within the Village of Newark.  From covered pavilions to playgrounds and skating rinks to baseball fields, our parks allow individuals to connect with family and friends.


For parks that will meet everyone's needs, visit Perkins and Ross Parks - both are open May 1st through October 15th.  Perkins Park is centrally located in the middle of the Village with public parking. It has three covered pavilions and a concession building with public restroom facilities.  The park has a children's playground and plenty of room for a variety of outdoor activities - youth baseball/softball fields and walking path.

Ross Park ballfield

Ross Park is in the north end of the Village with an entrance off Frey Street.  The park has a covered pavilion with picnic tables, public parking and restrooms. An elementary playground and youth baseball/softball fields allow kids of all ages to enjoy summer activities, while the ice skating area provides a venue for winter sports.


The community's youth participate in activities at the Youth Baseball fields at Perkins Field on the corner of Hoffman Street and East Maple Avenue as well as at Colburn Park on Route 31 East.  Youth Softball fields are located on Frey Street.

Central Park gazebo

Central Park, in the downtown area of the Village, provides an area for summer band concerts with a covered grandstand area and park benches for seating. A large water fountain decorates the middle of the park.  This park is open year round and can be used for casual usage by the general public.

Memorial structures

Another attraction within Central Park is the Veterans Memorial which is dedicated to all branches of military service.  This beautiful memorial was a corroborative effort with the Village Board and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Boat at dock

Located on Van Buren Street, T. Spencer Knight Park is located between the Veteran's Bridge (East Avenue) and the North Main Street Bridge.  The gazebo, benches and swings provide a beautiful resting spot for residents and visitors at the Canal Port.

Kids playing baseball

Colburn Park, located on Route 31 East, is home to the Newark Pilots, 2011 League Champions, Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.  It is also used for various high school and community baseball games.

If you have any questions about the parks or wish to reserve a pavilion, please call the Alex Eligh Community Center at (315)-331-2532.

A Walking Map has been developed showing businesses and attractions within the Newark area to provide information for boaters as well as other visitors.  The map can be found at the Visitor Center as well as other locations throughout the Village of Newark.