Riverfront Recapture connects people to the Connecticut River. How? Here are just some of the ways:
Our Parks & Trails: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Charter Oak Landing and Riverside Park in Hartford, and Great River Park in East Hartford give millions of people access to the state’s most beautiful natural resource, the Connecticut River. Our four parks and Riverwalk trail system cover 148 acres along 3.5 miles along the river and feature trails for walking, running and biking, picnic areas, playgrounds, football and softball fields, a cricket pitch, volleyball courts, boat launches, prime spots for fishing and bird-watching, sculptures, murals, the Lincoln Sculpture Walk, and so much more.
Riverfront Rowing: Our rowing program is one of the largest and most successful community rowing programs in New England. Recreational and competitive classes, adaptive rowing and veterans’ rowing, are offered to everyone from pre-teens to retirees. The rowing program is more than 25 years old and operates out of our boathouse in historic Riverside Park.
Riverfront Adventure: Riverfront Adventure is a hands-on training program appropriate for all ages, used to teach leadership, communication, problem-solving, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and more. The adventure course includes high and low ropes course elements, a climbing tower, dragon boats, and other group activities that challenge both body and mind. riverfrontadventure.org
Our Events: Discover events ranging from free yoga and fireworks to dance performances and Dragon Boat racing. Bring the family down for a festival or stop by after work for our weekly happy hour or fitness programs. Interested in hosting your own event in our parks? The Riverfront Boathouse is available for private gatherings, May through December, and our parks are available for picnics, reunions, 5Ks and more.