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Goettel Community Park


Goettel Community Park today is a center of activity in the village. The Village Summer Recreation Program, Arbor Day, 9-11 Ceremony and Tree Lighting all are held at the park. There is a ball field used by many local teams and the Farmers Market runs on Wednesday evenings in the front of the park. The Central Square Summer Concert Series and Cruisin Knights as well as Apple Festival are wonderfully attended events held here. The park has bathroom facility's, a gazebo, pavilion and barbecue area. There is also a Butterfly Garden and many donated trees that help to beautify this park for everyone to enjoy. The current sign is a gift from John and Doris Hasto.

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Brief history: This land was once part of a farm belonging to Matilda Hennicker who sold a portion to Clate Bates. Abraham Goettel bought a parcel of land from Mr. Bates to pasture his one cow. This parcel contained two springs and a large elm tree. On September 15, 1920 the five acres of land was deeded to the school for athletic purposes. On September 18, 1928 the land was transferred from Mr. Goettel and the Athletic Association to the Village of Central Square. The land was sold to the village for $1.00 with the understanding that it would always be used for recreational purposes. Over the year this park has been called "the Ball Park", Community Park and today it is named Goettel Community Park. The Lions Club has been instrumental over the years in helping with improvements at the park.

Park Rules:
To ensure your safety and enjoyment and that of other park visitors, please observe the following:
  • No Alcoholic Beverages are permitted in the park.
  • This is a garbage in- garbage out park. This means you are responsible for removing trash following your event.
  • Dogs etc: Dogs are allowed in the park, however they must be on a leash (8 feet or less) and you must clean up its waste and dispose of it properly. No pets or other animals shall be allowed to become obnoxious, aggressive or disturbing to the other users of the park.
  • Fires: There are no campfires or burning in the village.
  • Park Hours: 9am-dark
  • Containers: No glass containers are to be on park property
  • No motorized vehicles or motorized toys are allowed in park.
  • All firearms, fireworks, slingshots, bows and arrows, blowguns, crossbows, air guns, rockets or any other similar devices, recreational or otherwise, are prohibited.
  • Smoking: This is a non-smoking park.

Documents: Park Reservation Form

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