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23rd Mar

2016

(about Goodale Park memories, eyewitness testimony, and…I forget what else) The recently proposed Goodale Park playground plan brought back memories of the old days in the park. As if it were yesterday, I remember swinging my ...

31st Dec

2015

At the November Friends of Goodale Park Board of Trustees meeting, Jeff Anderson (Planning & Design at Columbus Parks & Recreation) provided us with a preview of their plans for a transformation of the Goodale Park playgrounds. ...

6th Nov

2015

Goodale Park in the Winter

Join us Wednesday, December 2nd, for our yearly Holiday Gala. Mingle with neighbors, meet new friends, and help support your park at the Friend of Goodale Park’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks ...

20th Sep

2015

(about planning, happenstance, predictability, and death) Goodale Park’s green space is orderly and controlled. Planting beds are structured, grass is mowed, memorial tree locations are carefully selected – very little happens by ...

28th Jun

2015

All walks begin at 6:30 pm with a 30 minute walking tour of Goodale Park. Speaker presentations will begin at 7 pm in the Caretaker Residence building at the center of the park.  July 8 Building an Herbal Wellness Kit Brook ...

17th Jun

2015

 (about trash, time perception, acceleration of life, and living in the moment) Trash has marked the passage of time for me. During the winter months I spend many trash-free pre-dawn meditative mornings walking with our dog in Goodale ...

5th Jun

2015

Geese, Geese, and More Geese!!! The Friends of Goodale Park Work with Local Venture Scout Greg Bulger to Find Solutions Where there’s water, there are geese. And more geese. And more geese. In recent years, there has been an ...

5th Jun

2015

We have closed the contest to new entries. Come back to this page to see who the winners are! Starting today, submit your pics showing YOUR love for Goodale Park, for the opportunity to win a gift card to a fabulous Short North ...

17th May

2015

(about a plaque, lies, lying, laying, deception, and redemption) There are lies in Goodale Park. You can find five of them on the plaque below the bust of Lincoln Goodale on the monument near the southeast entrance. Now that I think ...

25th Jan

2015

(About snow, confrontation, serenity, trash, beauty, and peace) I hope it snows soon. I mean, really snows. We’ve had snow in Goodale Park recently, but it was the standard Columbus fare (an inch or so – an amount that we people ...