Visit the Parks

This is the Connecticut River like you’ve never experienced it. Something amazing is happening down by the River. Four beautiful parks, connected to downtown by walkways and bridges. Making the Riverfront a destination for people across the region. See concerts, performances, the arts and other cultural events. Play and watch sports, take a walk, run, bike and row. Experience how nature and the environment seamlessly meld within an urban setting while maintaining the river’s health and sustainability. Go because it’s fun. It’s places to be. And things to do. Come see for yourself. You’ll want to recapture the Riverfront again and again.

Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse

Make your next party an event to remember by reserving the Riverfront Boathouse. Learn More

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a Victorian-era park with something for everyone. Learn More

Great River Park

Walk to Hartford, launch your boat, take a waterfront stroll or enjoy lunch at Great River Park. Learn More

Walkways & Trails

Our riverwalks offer a peaceful, scenic and invigorating experience. Learn More


Three bridges span the Connecticut River between Hartford and East Hartford – each with their own unique history. Learn More

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

This landscaped park in downtown Hartford is the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system. Learn More

Charter Oak Landing

This riverfront park features a dock for excursion boat service as well as a public boat launch. Learn More

Organize an Event

The Riverfront Parks are available for events and group activities. Learn More

Art in the Parks

The Riverfront Parks boast many pieces of artwork, including sculpture and murals. Learn More

Riverfront Rangers

The Riverfront Rangers are our parks’ goodwill ambassadors. Learn More