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.

The Novel Ideas
Gil Gutierrez Strings

Next Concert… TONIGHT – Saturday, April 22
7:30 pm ($18 / $16 for Friends Members)

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas is a country folk quintet out of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas creates a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. Their 2016 release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw, live energy of their live performance.  Notable performances include Sisters Folk Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Freshgrass Festival, Cayamo Cruise and have supported Lord Huron, The Oh Hellos, Little Green Cars, The Apache Relay and Darlingside.

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Then to close the season…  Saturday, May 6
7:30 ($20, $18 for Friends Members)

Gil Gutierrez Strings

Virtuoso Mexican guitarist  and composer Gil Gutierrez has played Carnegie Hall in New York and with symphony orchestras in the United States. Mr Gutierrez’ interests spread to many musical genres, such as jazz, flamenco and son cubano. New York violinist Robert Stern will be accompanying Gil. You may remember Mr. Gutierrez’s concert at the park – he received a standing ovation mid way through his first set. Definitely a performance to remember.

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Tickets: May 6 – Gutierrez Strings – NON-MEMBER
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Get Involved!

Plan to come to a meeting of the Friends – and get involved!.  The next meeting is Thursday, April 13, 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

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

About Northwest Park

Sign up for our free Concert Newsletter with updates on concerts, and occasional emails on other events at the 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.