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We are grateful for all contributions to the Goodbody Garden. Money will be used for the purchase of new plants  to upgrade the garden or to support programming such as Kids Draw Free. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

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The birth of Fort Stamford Park

In 1972, with the approach of the Unites States Bicentenary,  the City of Stamford purchased this site where the old Revolutionary War fortification stood for Stamford’s first historic park. The land was purchased from the Goodbody family estate. The Goodbody family home, which had declined significantly, was demolished.  Several organizations were actively involved in the creation of the new park in addition to the City of Stamford

  • The Stamford Historical Society and other organizations were involved with the restoration and history of Fort Stamford and
  • The Stamford and Glenbrook Garden Clubs accepted the mayor’s invitation to restore the former garden of the Goodbody family.