301 East River Drive, East Hartford

Walk to Hartford, launch your boat, take a waterfront stroll or enjoy lunch at Great River Park. With its 350-seat amphitheater and many sculptures, the park is a pocket of cultural beauty surrounded by nature. Almost two miles of paved and lighted riverwalks make all the areas and amenities the park offers accessible to all. Located just across the water from Hartford, pedestrians can easily reach the city by crossing either the Founders Bridge Promenade or Charter Oak Bridge.

Park Amenities

  • Boat launch
  • Performance facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Paved & lighted walkways
  • Fishing access
  • Public bathroom/ port-o-lets
  • Sculptures/ public art
  • Exercise stations


Open year round, with later hours during concert, performance and festival events.


Free, off-street parking available within the park. Parking may be restricted on certain event dates.


Port-o-let facilities are typically available in the parks May through November (availability based on weather and park activity) and during all Riverfront Recapture events.

Food & Beverage

Food and beverages are for sale during most Riverfront Recapture events. On non-event days, food can be purchased at one of the many area restaurants within walking distance or a short drive from the park.  

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Upcoming Park Events

Head to Great River Park for a performance by Under Mountain Crossing and celebrate the return of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series! View Details

Sounds of Summer: On Call Band - Thursday, July 13

Don't miss the On Call Band and their selection of classic covers in Great River Park. View Details

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series brings big band jazz & blues to Great River Park with a performance by the Al Fenton Big Band. View Details

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