A regional network of parks and public recreational facilities are taking shape on the Connecticut River with improvements becoming available each year. Riverfront Parks in the Hartford area offer an abundance of features and amenities for you to enjoy.
Completed portions of the project include:
Riverfront Plaza, Downtown Hartford - The centerpiece of the Riverfront Parks, this landscaped plaza spans I-91 to reunite downtown Hartford with the river and connects with the Founders Bridge Promenade, a pedestrian gateway between Hartford and East Hartford. The site includes a permanent stage and canopy with lawn amphitheater seating for 2,000 people and a boat dock for excursion boats.
Charter Oak Landing, Hartford - A linear park, south of downtown, includes a dock for excursion boat service, a public boat launch, paved, lighted riverwalks, picnic areas, and a wharf for tall ships.
Riverside Park, Hartford - A restored Hartford park, north of downtown, includes a public boat launch and crew docks. This park also features riverwalks and picnic areas and is home to the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse - a two story, Victorian structure which supports our community rowing program.
Great River Park, East Hartford - This East Hartford park features a public boat launch, an amphitheater that seats 350 people, a picnic area, and a riverwalk that extends from the Bulkeley Bridge to Charter Oak Bridge, where park visitors can now cross over the river to Charter Oak Landing.
Reference materials for Riverfront Parks:
Walking Trails - A series of Riverfront walking routes are outlined for your reference.