Old Friends Cemetery Park

Old Friends Cemetery Park, formerly known as Martha Doan Memorial Garden, is located at 302 South Union Street. It is the site of the first cemetery in Westfield, established in the early 1830s. In efforts to honor the park's complete history, a formal garden has been established to continue to commemorate Martha Doan, and the trail system that travels through the park mimics the trail established by the Westfield Woman's Club in the 1960s. Other amenities that have been added include benches and beautiful new landscaping, renewing the tradition of cemeteries as parks that dates back to America's first public parks. The southern border of the park is the Midland Trace Trail, so along with new bike racks, a drinking fountain, and trash/recycling receptacles, Old Friends Cemetery Park is now truly a destination point on Westfield's rapidly growing trail system. The park also boasts eight interpretive panels that shed light on Westfield's Quaker heritage and involvement in the Underground Railroad. For more information about the history of Old Friends Cemetery Park, Martha Doan, the interpretive panels, and a photo gallery, please see the Related Pages Section to the right.  


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Melody Jones,
Director of Parks and Recreation

302 S Union St
Westfield, IN 46074
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