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Toss around phrases like “waterfront planning,” “economic development,” and “environmental maintenance,” and people’s eyes start to glaze over. So instead, we’ll tell you our story in numbers. Nearly one million people visit the Riverfront each year. We manage the Riverfront’s four parks and the hundreds of rangers and volunteers who keep things running smoothly, from events to recreational programming to landscaping to cleanup. We partner with Harford and East Hartford and a public works entity, the Metropolitan District, to support and maintain the Riverfront. We act as a catalyst for economic growth. For all this, we don’t want thanks or accolades. We just want you to come down and enjoy the Riverfront.
We’ve organized our functions into three activity clusters around a single unifying goal of making this region a better place to live, work and visit:
We offer free, family-friendly entertainment in the Riverfront parks, ranging from cultural performances and festivals to sporting events that reflect the region’s diverse cultures. These include:
Within the four parks Riverfront has created and now manages, we offer ample opportunity for both group and personal recreation.
Riverfront Recapture is a driving force in urban planning, economic development and environmental maintenance.
Before he designated the Connecticut River as America’s first National Blueway, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Riverfront in 2012 and said: “It’s great to see such robust efforts underway to restore this river and to fully realize its recreational, environmental and economic benefits to the community.”