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Animal BarnThere are many things happening at Northwest Park. Our new events guide will be posted soon.

Download our Resource Guide for Environmental Education Programs, offering many programs to schools with hands-on discovery activities, often exploring a variety of Northwest Park habitats.

See a list of many possible field trips you can plan.

The Friends are pleased to support the staff of Northwest Park.
Ford Parker Park Director
Tom DeShais Environmental Educator
Jen Filer Environmental Educator & Camp Director
Ann Brieck Clerical Assistant
Diana Madden Clerical Assistant
Brad Nicholson Large Animal Caretaker
Jeff Boglisch Site and Facilities Manager
Jay Jackman Tobacco Museum Curator

All staff members can be reached at 860/285-1886. Northwest Park is owned and operated by the Town of Windsor, and is within Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. Peter Souza, Town Manager; Paul Norris, Recreation and Leisure Services Director.


Want to volunteer at Northwest Park?

Click to go to the Volunteer form on the Town of Windsor web site.

While at the Park...

Also visit the Luddy-Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum on the grounds of Northwest Park!

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know...

A sampling of Northwest Park activities...

  • Nature Walks and Self-Guided Nature Trails (including a Braille Trail for visually challenged
  • Programs on owls, bluebirds, pond study, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, endangered species, tracking, and much more
  • Summer Nature Camp
  • Live Animal Exhibits and Demonstrations
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playground
  • Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoeing Trails
  • Rentals Community Gardens
  • Tobacco Cultural Museum and Archive
  • A full, operational maple sugar house


People of all ages enjoy the playground as well as the many features and highlights of Northwest Park.

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