Located in the center of Westfield, next to the Municipal Building, Mindowaskin Park is a postcard setting in the town. Featuring a pond with fountains, walking trails, a bandstand and playground, this 12.6 acre park is popular all year round. Mindowaskin was featured in the premiere episode of the NBC series "Ed". The grounds are dotted with memorial trees which were planted mainly from the 1940s to the 1960s.
In the town administrator's conference room in the Municipal Building there is a map detailing the exact location of each memorial tree, who donated the tree and who the tree was planted in memory of.
The pathway to the bandstand was renovated in 2010, including decorative engraved bricks. The park is used for summer time concerts by the Westfield Community Band and hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lion's Club. There is a small staircase leading from the main park to a small section on Mountain Avenue. The park also leads to the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
While now prohibited, ice skating was once a popular feature on the park's pond. The hill leading to the park from Mountain Avenue and the Reeve House was once a popular local sledding spot for children in town.
Park Drive intersects the park.
- Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
- Handicap Accessible: The paths are fairly level but the ground slopes down towards the pond. There is a ramp to the inside of the gazebo.
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: metered
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: Friends of Mindowaskin Park, a non-profit group, raises money to maintain and upgrade the park. The park is the setting for summer concerts from the Westfield Community Band.
- Features: Benches, Grills, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires
- Wi-Fi: None
- Features: Fountain, Jungle gym, See-saw, Slides, Swings
- Facilities (playgrounds): Benches, Tables