Harwood Memorial Park
Harwood Memorial Park was established to acquire and improve lands to be used for a memorial park for the recreational betterment of the people of Laytonville and to promote philanthropic activity in order to mitigate social evil.Harwood Memorial Park, Inc. is a non-profit private park and recreational hall that serves the greater Laytonville community. Harwood Park is used by Little League, Youth Soccer, Youth Football, the High School and the community. The park and field are adjacent to the rodeo grounds and the community hall has our Healthy Start/Family Resource Center attached to it.
The park is used for annual events such as the Oldtimers' Ball Game and BBQ in the summer, Healthy Start Fair, and private parties and tournaments. The hall hosts a Halloween Carnival with games, food and contests for the whole family, and a Christmas Bazaar with handmade arts and crafts and goodies to buy, concessions, and a kids' area for cookie decorating, movies and crafts. Santa shows up to hear all the wishes and take pictures, and a good time is had by all.
The association is staffed by volunteers and is run by an executive board. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to keeping the park and hall in good working order to be able to serve and grow with our community. Some recent and new projects are taking place to further meet the needs of our area. Howard Memorial Park relies on donations and fundraisers to sustain it, and we appreciate our community's support.
To see photos from the Howard Memorial Park Backstop Renovation in 2012, a project of Howard Memorial Park, click here or on the picture at left.
Every town needs a place where the community can come together for common cause and events. Harwood Park and Hall and Family Resource Center is that place.