Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Holiday Light Fantasia - Nov 27 through Jan 1

Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination.  The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. 

Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays.  Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Years and Three Kings Day.

Proudly presented by CBS: A Xerox Company to benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp, the Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 27, 2014 through January 1, 2015.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hartford Courant: The Lasting Legacy of Charles Hopkins Clark

But Clark's greatest gift to Hartford was his editorial campaign to create a chain of parks ringing the city, a civic crusade reminiscent of The Courant's mid-century push to create Bushnell Park. With Clark's far-reaching voice, he championed the efforts of the Rev. Francis Goodwin, the city's parks commissioner and descendant of an early Courant owner, who suggested the idea.

Full story in the Hartford Courant, here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hartford Courant Pictures: Goodwin Park Golf Course In Hartford

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Woods Path

The path through the woods that cuts off the corner at Ridge Road and Jordan Lane has been cleared of fallen trees and leaves as of June 6, 2014. The path was improved last year by the addition of a bench to rest on in the middle of the path.  This is a great way to soak up a little nature in an urban area and it's also a good place to walk your dog. The lower end has a connecter path to the golf course road and a path to Jordan Lane so that it can be used by folks who like to walk around the park or use the path as a loop trail.  Directions to the path. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Park Gardens

Volunteers are needed to weed the entrance gardens and also to do some planting and mulch spreading. We also have gardens around the Pond House and next to the Pool House. You can sign up by calling or emailing Mary McAtee 860-655-4017, or

Or you can just show up with your gardening clothes and trowel and start weeding. We may be on the Hartford Blooms 20th Anniversary Garden Tour if we can get the gardens in shape by June 21st when the tour begins, so we need volunteers now.

You can also contact Jon Ney at 860-296-5742 if you're not sure what to do. Jon has a bad back and needs at least an hours notice before he can meet you at the park.