Hartford’s Historic Parks

The City of Hartford is made up of 37 parks and more than 2,300 acres of park land. Each of these parks offers a unique experience to residents and visitors alike. Come explore Hartford’s historic park system.

Bushnell Park >

15 Trinity St | Hartford, CT 06106

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The country’s oldest publicly funded park, Bushnell Park hosts numerous events and is home to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and the Bushnell Park Carousel.

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza >

300 Columbus Boulevard | Hartford CT, 06103

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Sitting on the Connecticut River, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza provides pristine scenic views, hiking trails, fishing access and a performance facility that accommodates some of Hartford’s biggest events.

Elizabeth Park >

1561 Asylum Ave | West Hartford, CT 06117

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Famous for being home to America’s oldest public rose garden, Elizabeth Park boasts 101 acres of beautiful landscape perfect for picnics, weddings or simple outdoor adventures.

Keney Park >

3383 Edgewood Street | Hartford, CT 06112

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The city’s largest park, Keney Park is home to an award-winning golf course, cricket fields and an assortment of facilities for family-friendly fun.

Goodwin Park >

1130 Maple Ave | Hartford, CT 06114

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Located in Hartford’s beautiful South End, Goodwin Park is filled with amenities that would keep the entire family active including a gorgeous 27 hole golf course that dates back to 1906.

Colt Park >

106 Wethersfield Ave | Hartford, CT 06114

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Colt Park, which has recently been designated as a National Historic Park, is one the city’s most active areas. Softball, baseball, soccer, football, basketball and hand ball are just some of the activities that can be found in Sam and Elizabeth Colt’s former backyard.

Pope Park >

30 Pope Park Dr | Hartford, CT 06106

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Named after Albert Pope, manufacturer of bicycles and automobiles, Pope Park is comprised of 79 acres of bustling park land. The park, which has an indoor and an outdoor pool, is home to a recreational center, soccer field and a little league field.

Riverside Park >

20 Leibert Rd | Hartford, CT 06120

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Located just north of Downtown abutting the Connecticut River, Riverside Park is ideal for the active crowd. From rowing facilities and cricket fields to an adventure challenge course, Riverside Park has all the amenities needed to keep anyone energized.