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Robert O New Park

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Map of Robert O New Park (PDF)


This park opened in 2008 and is approximately 30 acres divided into two areas. The north side of Bridlewood is 17 acres and is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. It has a shelter, play structure, large open green space and access to Plum Creek.

The south side of Bridlewood is 13 acres and is a nature area that has trails and access to Plum Creek.

The Park was named after Bob New, the long time Parks and Recreation Director for Sidney.


  • Basketball Court
  • Modular Play Structure
  • Natural Areas
  • Open Green Space
  • Shelter
  • Swings

Future Plans

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Drinking Fountain


Research completed by Cheryl Michaels and Janet Ross 2009.

Robert O. Park is located off Bridlewood. The park was named in honor of Robert O. New who served as Sidney Parks and Recreation Director since 1985. From 1972 through 1980, he was athletic director and head basketball coach at Sue Bennett Junior College in London, Kentucky, after teaching and coaching basketball at Sidney High School in 1971. New had also served as boys’ basketball coach at Lehman High School for five years, coaching while working full-time as Parks Director.

The park was named for Mr. New in 2008. This park was deeded to the City by the developers of Plum Creek Subdivision. It consists of 11-plus acres of playfields and another 11.34 acres of green space to be accessed by walkway.

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