History of Newtown School
A Look Back...
Newtown School, built in 1929 as a four-classroom school in then Milton County, served the community as part of the Fulton County school system until it closed in 1980. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
In 2010, the $565,000 rehabilitation project was approved for federal funding to provide a place for older Johns Creek residents to gather, play and learn. The renovation took two years.
The Newtown Park Community Foundation helped landscape the center, as well as providing the patio and outdoor furniture.
A grand opening on July 28, 2011, capped the effort to transform the historic building into an inviting, light-filled space with polished furnishings and comfortable classrooms for recreational and educational use by Johns Creek's active adults.
Park Place is about 4,800 square feet, and features two classrooms, a meeting hall, two large naturally-lit studios, a commercial-grade kitchen, and offices. It is equipped with computers with internet access.
The brick exterior is original, and several of the six-panel doors are original or close duplicates. The original wood floors and ceilings are underneath new hardwood. Windows were replaced, but the new ones were modeled after the originals.
Located at 3125 Old Alabama Road, "Park Place at Newtown School" is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fridays until noon, and closed on City-observed holidays.