In June of 1998 Mindowaskin Park will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Named in honor of one of the original Indian owners, the park area has served as a tannery and an ice house.

Begun in Mid 19th Century

In 1845 a member of the Clark family excavated the land to form Clark's Lake. Beginning in 1910, efforts were made to make the site into a park. In 1918 this dream was realized when a group of private citizens donated the land to the town. Since that time, generations of Westfielders have enjoyed countless hours of leisure in the park.

The Friends of Mindowaskin Park is dedicated to preserving the oasis, so we and the generations to come may enjoy its beauty.

Many Ways of Giving

The Westfield Foundation will manage subsequent donations. It will be possible for the Friends to establish memorial gardens and to plant trees and shrubs on a continuing basis in accordance with a master plan.

Donors to Be Recognized

We will acknowledge all gifts and donors will be listed in a commemorative publication. Where possible, we will recognize donations with name plaques in the park itself. For example, a gift of $1,000 will entitle the donor to be recognized with a plaque on a bench. A gift of $2,500 would entitle the giver to have a plaque on a lamppost. In addition, memorial gardens can be established with a gift of $5,000, and the donor or donors will also be recognized with plaques. Gifts dedicated to the playground will be memorialized separately in the playground area.

This Inovative Program Developed by The Friends of Minowaskin Park Helps Every Citizen Support Minowaskin Park in Westfield, New Jersey.

For More Information on How to Participate in The Adopt A Foot Program, or on how you can help The Friends, contact The Friends of Minowaskin Park at (908) 232-6408.

Nancy W. Priest, on the right, presenting Governor Christine Todd Whitman with a Friends of Minowaskin Park shirt at Westfield FestiFall 1997.

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