About Us

Riverfront Recapture is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving central Connecticut’s quality of life and urban vitality through cultural events, entertainment, group sports and recreation in a welcoming environment along the banks of the Connecticut River, as well as ongoing efforts to protect and maintain the Riverfront and make more of it accessible to the public.

To achieve our goal of improving quality of life and urban vitality, Riverfront Recapture works to connect people to the river, get them back in touch with nature within an urban environment, and provide them with experiences they might not otherwise have. 

Since 1981, Riverfront has led the effort to revitalize the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford and East Hartford. We’ve transformed the Riverfront from an overgrown area that was walled off by flood dikes and cut off by Interstate 91 into four public parks connected by riverwalks. Today, our non-profit organization has overall management responsibility for the Riverfront parks, including programming, while we continue to plan for park enhancements and additional public access to the Riverfront.

Our Work

We are dedicated to preserving our hard work and investment as we look to expand and enhance the park system. Learn More


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Photo Gallery

Our photos capture events, activities and gorgeous scenery, all along the Riverfront. Learn More

Our Supporters

The Riverfront is alive with excitement all season, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Learn More

Our History

Since 1981, Riverfront Recapture has been dedicated to the Riverfront. Learn More

Staff & Board of Directors

Riverfront has a great team of dedicated staff members and board of directors. Learn More

Management Partners

Our parks are maintained thanks to the support of our management partners. Learn More

Annual Reports & Financials

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