Friends of Northwest Park

Windsor, Connecticut's Hidden Gem!

473 Acres of Trails and Natural Beauty

12 Miles of Trails, Maple Sugaring, Coffeehouse Concerts, Country Fair, and More...

Events and Programs for the Whole Family!

Welcome to Northwest Park and Nature Preserve

Located in historic Windsor, Connecticut, USA, Northwest Park and Nature Preserve is a 473-acre Municipal Park owned and operated by the Town of Windsor, Connecticut and is within the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. From its beginning in 1972, much of what once was tobacco farmland has been converted to biologically diverse forests and fields embedded with streams and many pristine views – areas that are accessible by 12 miles of hiking trails. The mission of Northwest Park is to maintain, enhance and protect habitat for native species, while providing educational and passive recreational opportunities for the public through a municipal park.

Northwest Park will strive to remain an accessible “living classroom” with a diverse habitat that ties Windsor’s past to the present, while showcasing the future. Educational and passive recreational experiences will be offered everyday for persons of all ages and abilities, while serving as a model of land management, wildlife conservation and sustainable practices.. Our address is 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT.

The Friends of Northwest Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation devoted to cooperating with the Town to promote and preserve the environmental beauty of the park, to maintain the Nature Center, and to providing public nature programs of many kinds for the benefit of our visitors.

Coming this Thursday…
“Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape”

Join us this Thursday, September 28th from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. Enjoy a discussion and visual presentation by CT DEEP’s Master Wildlife Conservationists on Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape. As the landscape changed in Connecticut, so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of change on wildlife populations. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $10.00 (Windsor resident) $15.00 (non-resident) Registration required.  Visit townofwindsorct.com/recreation to register or call 860-285-1886 for more information.

New Sugarhouse at Northwest Park!

Click the button below to donate to the Friends to support our new sugarhouse. No Pay Pal account needed and you can use your credit card securely:

Country Fair Was Great Success!

Our 35th Annual Country Fair on September 16 was a great success. You can still  download the Program Book to see what was going on, or to relive memories.  And watch for photos of the fair coming soon!

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Watch for Concert Schedule – Coming Soon!

With the Country Fair now past, it’s time to start thinking about The Friends of Northwest Park Coffee House Concert Series, starting in November. Concertmaster Chuck Drake is working on booking great shows for this popular series.  Watch this space for our schedule coming soon! There will likely be some returning popular acts, and a good mix of new (to our venue) artists.

Get Involved!

Plan to come to a meeting of the Friends – and get involved!.  The next meeting is Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 pm in the Nature Center. The Friends sponsor several events throughout the year, including the Country Fair, the Pancake Breakfast, Maple Sugaring, and more. Read about them here.

Friends' Newsletter

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About Northwest Park

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For matters relating to the Friends of Northwest Park: Friends of Northwest Park, 
145 Lang Rd., P.O. Box 773, Windsor, CT 06095, or email Terry Langevin, President at dcmtbl@comcast.net.

For business related to Northwest Park such as visitor information, program registration, or facility rentals, or to contact Marilyn Smith, Park Manager: Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., Windsor, CT 06095, Phone (860) 285-1886 Fax (860) 285-1887 or email northwestpark@townofwindsorct.com.   


Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Northwest Park strives to accommodate all participants in all of our programs. If you require special services in order for you to participate in any program of Northwest Park, please let us know, or, if using a registration form, include this on your form, and give us at least two (2) weeks advance notice prior to the program.