Named after W.H. Newman who applied for the parkland, the landscape of Newman Park has evolved to fulfil a range of social and cultural functions from commemoration to active recreation.
After WW1, returned soliders and pupils from East Orange Public School planted sixteen oak trees in commemoration of the soliders from the school who died in action during the war. Regular ANZAC and Remembrance services have been held at Newman Park ever since.
Newman Park has a playground, barbeques and grass netball courts.