Many of the niceties of the Goodale Park experience can be chalked up to the work of Friends of Goodale Park.

Many of the niceties of the Goodale Park experience can be chalked up to the work of Friends of Goodale Park. In its 22 years, the nonprofit civic organization has overseen the installation of new lighting and benches, the planting of more trees, construction of the gazebo and improvements in sidewalks and playgrounds. Since that kind of support comes at a price, the Friends are hosting a Holiday Gala fundraiser this Wednesday. The $35 ticket price comes with wine and food from neighborhood businesses, music and a silent auction, and a look inside event site the Freshwater House, one of most impressive antique manses facing the park.