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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Our April meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 19 at 7PM at the pond house.  All are welcome!

Monday, March 28, 2016


THE BIRDIE CAFE, located in the renovated clubhouse at the golf course will open at 7AM
 on April 1.  The Cafe provides a new venue in the neighborhood for breakfast, lunch and desserts with a view over the golf course, the pond and the hills to the east.  Check out the Cafe's facebook page for more details. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trails Through the Woods Now Open

If you are one of the folks who enjoys walking the trails in Goodwin Park you will be happy to know that both trails have been cleared of downed limbs and leaves and are ready for you to enjoy.  Thank you to Friends of Goodwin Park volunteer Jon Ney for his work to make this happen,

You can access the Hubbard Road Trail from the closed section of the roadway north of the pond house. Look for the sign on the east side of the roadway. 

You can access the Jordan Lane Trail from
the south side of the roadway just past the Jordan Lane entrance gate.


Join us on Friday, March 18 from 11:00-1:00 for the season's first clean up of Goodwin Park.  Wear gloves and bring a litter pick if you have one.  Use the Maple Avenue entrance and park in the area near the playground.  We will meet there, divide into teams of two, and focus our efforts on the wooded areas adjacent to the roadway.  Refreshments will follow at the pond house.

We resume our regular monthly meetings on Monday, March 21 from 7:00-8:30 at the pond house.  All are welcome - please join us to learn what is in store for the coming season. 

Please send an email to if you plan to help with clean up or if you have questions.  Thank you.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Cloud Dust 

Clouds shake white dust down,
All the trees turned to snowmen,
Their eyes made of ice.

by Writer Fox.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Why walk in Goodwin Park?

Charles Dickens wrote this about walking:  "The sum of the whole is this:walk and be happy; walk and be healthy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Have you wondered?

Have you wondered what is happening with that tract of land just beyond the ball field?  You know the one - it used to be a gravel parking lot that was often used by thoughtless people as a dumping ground. At various time one might have seen old carpets, furniture, tires, even a burned out car!  The Friends of Goodwin Park, along with the city department of public works (DPW), is turning that "parking lot" into a bit of "paradise." Progress to date includes removing the old gravel and asphalt, removing the weeds and planting winter rye as a cover crop.  In the spring, we will plow under the winter rye and either plant one more season of rye or, if the ground is ready, sow seeds to create a meadow - one that will require minimal maintenance but will attract birds, butterflies, bees and other small critters.  And that's a good thing.