Goodwin College is planning to make a walk in the woods in East Hartford more accessible. Located in the midst of a highly urbanized community with limited open and green spaces, Goodwin College plans to expand on an existing and planned network of trails in the area known as the South Meadows in East Hartford, Wethersfield, and Glastonbury. Goodwin is hosting an open house on December 13, from 4 to 5:30, at its River Campus, 195 Riverside Drive, in the River Room, East Hartford. All are invited to attend and learn more about the trails.
Goodwin hopes to expand on a universal access trail development in progress, which will extend from the College to its Field Lab in the South Meadows, along the Connecticut River north to its Riverside Drive Campus. The effort will build upon the existing network of trails along the CT River with possible connections to other trail networks in Wethersfield, Glastonbury, East Hartford and Hartford.
To assist with the planning and construction of the trail, Goodwin College is seeking a grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Recreational Trails Program. At the meeting, area residents and organizations will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed trail.
For information on the open house, please call Sonya Richmond at 860-727-6974.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.