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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 ...

20th Oct

2014

(about trash, treasures, history, cursive writing, and social conditioning) As I shoveled a pile of hundred-year-old debris from a hidden area behind a third-floor tower room wall in our house, I picked up a shovelful with something ...

22nd Sep

2014

(about maps, representations, shadows, and reality) The Flytown historical marker at the southwest corner of Goodale Park displays a map with an arrow that says, “You are here”.  But you’re not. The arrow on the metal map points ...

3rd Aug

2014

Goodale Park Fountain Wins National Award The Public Art Network Year in Review program has recognized our own Goodale Park Fountain, by local artist Malcolm Cochran, as one of the most compelling art projects of 2013. The fountain ...

9th Jul

2014

(about tagging, “broken window” theory, marking, preference and communication) Recently in and near Goodale Park there has been some tagging activity, which I am loath to share visually for fear of reinforcing the behavior. But ...