Hello! Many of you know about Friends of Westgate Park, but for those of you who don’t, here is a bit of information. We are an all-volunteer group that has been working in Westgate Park for about 10 years. We were formally recognized by the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks (CRPD) in 2007 and successfully applied for our 501 c 3 designation in 2013.
We work to beautify and improve the park – adding and maintaining flower beds, creating new pollinator habitat, cleaning up litter, raising funds for park improvements such as benches, and working closely with CRPD to help make the park the best it can be for its visitors and the wildlife that call it home.
We need new board members and volunteers to help ensure the important work we have started will continue. If you would like to be more involved in the park’s direction, if you have ideas or talents you’d like to share, please let us know! We meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month from February through October at the Westgate Community Center. For more information, call Sue Laughlin at 353-7549 or drop by one of our meetings!
Friends of Westgate Park, Columbus Ohio
1 week ago
Columbus Westside Running Club had a great turnout today for their 4th annual shamrock run! Look at all that green! 👀🏃🍀 #lucky #running #community@columbuswestsiderunningclub ... See MoreSee Less
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Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District is a great resource for native plants and trees, and their online sale goes through 4/7. You order now, but don't pick up until 4/26 or 4/27, so you have plenty of time to get your yard/beds ready prior to pickup! Happy shopping 🌼🌸🌳🌹🌲🌿What? You haven't "botany" plants from our Spring Tree and Plant Sale? Don't worry, you still have time but the sooner the better, you don't want to miss out on your favs!https://www.franklinswcd.org/tree-and-plant-sale ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
It's time to start thinking about spring planting! Here's an article about the benefits of establishing native plants in your yard, and how it helps wildlife! Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is a great resource for native plants. https://jsonline.com/story/life/… ... See MoreSee Less
Micro prairies: No yard is too small to go with earth-friendly native plants
4 weeks ago
Summer Jam West is a fantastic summer arts festival that's held in Westgate Park. Applications are now open for artists and craft vendors, so pass this along to those who might be interested! ... See MoreSee Less
Artist/Artisan Application - Summer Jam West
1 month ago
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District has a cool new e-catalog that can help guide you in your decision on what native plants and trees work best in your yard, based on the plant's preferred sun and soil moisture levels! This sunny and warm(ish) weather has us daydreaming about spring planting!#gonative #FOWP #pollinators ... See MoreSee Less
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