Saturday, June 17, 2017


Azucareros d Hartford is now using Goodwin Park for home games on alternate Saturdays.  The team members, all from Hartford, bring their families to watch and cheer them on. This makes for a family friendly environment with lots of love and laughter as team members warm up, don uniforms and play ball.  The next game will be Saturday, July 1.  Games are slated for 1:00pm but are more likely to start later than that.  Bring a picnic lunch, meet team members and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wild Kingdom

Wild Kingdom: Doing More With Less To Keep Hartford's 26 Parks In Shape
David Halohan, Hartford Courant, April 25, 2017
Tom Baptist, who is Hartford's Department of Public Works Superintendent in charge of parks, cemeteries and athletic fields, views the city as a wild kingdom. His job is to get its biologically diverse parks ready for the various species — including Homo sapiens (taxpayers) and Vireo olivaceus (red-eyed vireos) — which flock to them each spring.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keep Our Park Clean

Though littering and dumping of trash in the park have decreased over the last five years, it still remains a problem.  If you see overflowing trash cans, areas where trash and other items -like the couch that was recently deposited in the parking area near the  playground - have been dumped please call 311.  Report what you see and give the location in the park.  The city's department of public works will respond as soon as possible.  (Keep in mind that the department is operating with a significantly reduced workforce.)

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 2, 2017
Though we are in the midst of winter, I am looking forward to spring when we will see the results of work by FOGP in 2016: even more daffodils at the Maple Avenue and Hubbard Road entrances and the first wildflower sprouts in the meadow we are creating.  We hope these additions increase your enjoyment of the park.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Greetings and best wishes from the Friends of Goodwin Park.  We have been absent from social media for several months but aim for better communications in 2017.  Members of FOGP take a break during the winter month, but regular meetings will resume in the spring.  In the mean time, the board is reviewing accomplishments for 2016 (we will publish them soon) and looking ahead to 2017.  And don't forget - Goodwin Park is a great place to walk -even in the winter!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mark your calendars!
Join us on Monday, May 16, 7-8pm
for dessert, beverages and door prizes.
Meet at the Birdie Café, the new restaurant
at the golf course in Goodwin Park.