860-285-1886 info@northwestpark.org

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.

22nd Annual Coffee House Concert Series Announced! Reserve tickets now…

Our 22nd Concert Series is in full swing.  Reserve seats now and see the rest of our 2018-2019 lineup!  Go to the Concert Page.

Get Involved!

Plan to come to a meeting of the Friends – and get involved!.  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

Read the latest issue  of the Friends’ Newsletter – Click here!

About Northwest Park

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TONIGHT’S CONCERT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.TICKETS CAN BE REFUNDED, OR USED FOR A FUTURE CONCERT. DETAILS FORTHCOMING.

Betty and the Baby Boomers – Next Concert – January 19 – CANCELLED 

Click on “Concerts” in the menu bar above for full details!

We completely sold out our last two concerts – Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem in December, and BUS13 on January 5.  Get your reservations for our upcoming concerts today.  Betty and the Baby Boomers are in the Nature Center on January 19, and Grass Routes is here on February 2.

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Sugar House Grand Opening – Sunday, January 27, 1:30 pm

You are Cordially Invited to the Grand Opening Ceremony for ouExpanded
Maple Sugar Shack Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:30 PM

 

Help us congratulate Sugar Meister Chuck Drake’s team and contributors who made this expansion possible. Tours will be conducted throughout the afternoon. The new facility houses all phases of syrup production.
The sugar house will be open weekends during February and March.
And you can still contribute! The Friends of Northwest Park Inc is a 501c3 non profit, which allows you to make your gift tax deductible. How can you help?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:

 

Or…

  • Send a supporting donation through the web site: Simply click the donate button below, OR mail a check to Friends of NWP, PO Box 773, Windsor 06095.
  • When ordering through AMAZON use (totally free to you)  smile.amazon.com and choose Northwest Park as donation recipient.
  • Mail/e-mail  a letter to someone you know who you think could help support the sugar house. Click here for a PDF file of a sample letter.
  • Facebook/Twitter,  spread the word about what is going on at the Park either directing people to our website or GO FUND ME site.   https://www.gofundme.com/maple-sugar-house-project
  • Contact your favorite business or company to see if they will help us by donating.
  • Volunteer your time by e-mail that you are willing to help with the project.

New Sugarhouse at Northwest Park!

CONTACT INFORMATION: For matters relating to the Friends of Northwest Park: Friends of Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., P.O. Box 773, Windsor, CT 06095, info@northwestpark.org, or email Terry Langevin, President at Terry@northwestpark.org.

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.   

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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.