Little Piney Community Park
The land on which the Little Piney Community Park now resides was purchased from Burlington Railroad in 2006 by the city of Newburg with the assistance of the non-profit community organization, Newburg Community Revitalization Program Group (NCRPG). The NCRPG retained the responsibility for the development and maintenance of the park.
The 28 acre park is situated between the railroad tracks and the Little Piney River.
Since then the tenacious NCRPG's Park Committee has been hosting several Mud Runs each summer to raise funds for the continued development of the park.
The NCRPG's Community Garden Committee is currently preparing for the Newburg Community Garden's first year in the Little Piney Community Park. Spring of 2010 we will start planting. Volunteers are needed to fill several positions (soil preparers, planters, tenders and harvesters). If you can serve on this committee please contact Candra Gilbert at 573-578-5162.
There are currently plans to put in a half mile running track with a soccer field in the center. The Newburg High School does not have a track or a soccer field at this time and the students will benefit greatly from this addition to the park. Finding the right grant or donors is the challenge of the moment. Donations in money or in-kind are gratefully accepted.
Further plans include a handicap accessible fishing ramp, primitive camp sites, walking trails, wild flower walks and a state of the art Skateboard Park.