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 begins on November 3 with New Leaf, an evening of traditional Irish music with a blend of accordion, fiddle ands guitar. Reserve seats now and see the rest of our 2018-2019 lineup! Go to the Concert Page.
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.
Sugar House Expansion is Underway!
We need your help to support our latest project: EXPANSION of the Northwest Park SUGAR HOUSE. We are currently under construction given a grant by the Department of Agriculture but need to raise $30,000 in matching funds as a condition of the grant. The Friends have worked with the Park staff to provide public programming in the art of making maple syrup for more than three decades. We draw folks from all over North Central Connecticut during the maple season to learn first hand this rite of spring. Our new project is to upgrade and enlarge the existing sugarhouse. This will enable our volunteers to enhance the maple program, upgrade the utilities, and make the facility handicap accessible. We were successful in getting a grant from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Agriculture – a grant which has enabled us to move forward. But more is needed to make this project a success. The grant requires that we raise 40% in matching funds. Your donation can help us achieve our goal of raising the $30.000 to access state funding and make the Sugarhouse Expansion Project a success. Will you able to make a contribution? The Friends of Northwest Park Inc is a 501c3 non profit, which allows you to make your gift tax deductible. How can you help?
- 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email Terry Langevin, President at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.