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.
Great River Park is open year round with later hours during concert, performance and festival events.
Great River Park has plenty of 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 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.
Thank you for an incredible events season
Our events season has come to a close. We are hard at work on the 2014 calendar. Check back for more details. In the meantime, be sure to check out photos from our 2013 events! Learn More
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