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Our mission:

Preserve

Founded in 1987, The Friends of Goodale Park work to preserve and beautify Columbus’ Oldest Public Park as stewards of history and community pride.

 
 
 
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Park History

Goodale Park, Columbus’ first public park, was established in 1851 through the donation to the city of 37 acres by Lincoln Goodale. The 1870’s saw the transformation of the park back to general public use after its temporary service as a Civil War camp. One of the first of many improvements at that time was the construction of a set of prominent and imposing gates on the southern edge of the park.

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Get Involved

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Join a Committee

Our volunteer committees help to organize events, development, operations & communications.

Volunteer with us

Throughout the year we welcome volunteers to help with work days as well as special events.

Make a Donation

Your donations allow FGP to continue to work to improve Goodale Park. Funds support plantings and programs.

 
 

Our Events

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Volunteer work days

From March through October the FGP organizes work days, usually once a month, that focus on park beautification and clean-up efforts. FGP provides tools, gloves, and light refreshments. Earth Day and Mothers Day Weekend are our largest events. Each year we end the season with a Chili Potluck.
 

Public Events

Through the summer and early fall FGP is present at a variety of public events that take place in the park including ComFest, Goodale Park Music Series, and Screen on the Green. If you would like your event posted on the FGP Events Calendar contact us.

Walks & Talks

Each summer the FGP organizes weekday evening presentations and interactive programs ranging in subjects from gardening with natives and urban beekeeping to falconry. The Walks & Talks are great for families. Each year we feature both a Summer & Fall Tree Tour focusing on the many tree species of Goodale Park.
 

Holiday Gala

Our end of the year fundraiser is scheduled for the first Wednesday of each December. The event includes a silent auction featuring donations from local artists and businesses. Tickets are available in advance on-line or at the door.

 
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April 2007

Over the last 30 years, and as a labor of love, the Friends of Goodale Park have turned the park around. It would not be the urban oasis it is today were it not for the Friends…

Short North Gazette by Jennifer Hambrick / Read Full Article

 

 
 

Our Impact

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30+

Years of park sterwardship

Since 1987 the FGP have worked to preserve and beautify Columbus’ Oldest Public Park.

1000+

volunteer hours each year

Through the spring, summer, & fall the FGP organize community work days and manage numerous planting beds.

400+

new trees planted

Goodale Park features a collection of native and unique tree species many of which have been labeled by FGP.