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.