A Brief History
Windsor Heights is a small town with quiet, humble beginnings. In the past, the area was a very active coal mining center mostly inhabited by mine workers and their families. A petition was signed by over 200 property owners in nearby Walnut Township to allow the community to be incorporated. The first major city purchase was a feed station that was used as Windsor Heights' town hall for about two decades, and can still be seen as part of a retail store in town. While the town remains small to this day, it is strongly supported by neighboring communities.
Parks and Recreation
Enjoy sunshine and fresh air at a handful of parks scattered around Windsor Heights. You and your furry friends will appreciate the exercise and socializing opportunities provided by Windsor Heights Dog Park, located just south of Colby Park. The most popular recreational park in the city, Colby Park functions much like a town square by playing host to a number of celebrations, concerts, and other community activities. It also features walking trails, a playground for smaller children, a baseball diamond, and a pavilion that provides the perfect shelter for your outdoor family gatherings.
Windsor Heights throws two annual festivals that residents look forward to all year long. In the fall, you will want to make sure you take part in Oktoberfest at Colby Park. You will find something for everyone, from activities and games for children to live entertainment and seasonal refreshments. Windsor Wonderland is a two-day winter festival that does a screening of the popular Polar Express movie, and holds a special breakfast with Santa that will delight children and adults alike. Enjoy great food, take pictures with the jolly man in the red suit, and listen to the beautiful sounds of local musicians.