300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, a landscaped park over I-91 in downtown Hartford that opened to the public in 1999, is the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system. A stage at the river’s edge provides a scenic venue for a rich variety of performances, with seating for 2,500 people on grassy terraces that descend from the plaza to the Riverfront. Excursion boats operate from the downtown docks, which also serve events such as the annual dragon boat festival. The Founders Bridge promenade connects Hartford with East Hartford, restoring pedestrians’ access between the communities and the river.

Enjoy performances at our stage, take a walk, or get in a workout by running the terrace stairs. Come by foot or car—we have a place for everyone!

Park Amenities

  • Performance facilities
  • Public boat cruises
  • Paved & lighted walkways
  • Drinking fountain
  • Fishing access
  • Public bathroom/ port-o-lets
  • Sculptures/public art

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Upcoming Park Events

Hartford’s most talented youth dancers and the Hartford City Ballet's artistic director will turn the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza into a stage for Sleeping Beauty, along with preview performances and audience participation. View Details

Hartford Latino Fest - Saturday, June 25

Celebrate Latino culture during a day of live entertainment, food and drink, exhibitors, merchandise, kids games and activities, View Details

Riverfest Food Truck Festival - Thursday, July 07

Join us for three days of fantastic food, fun & fireworks at the second annual Riverfest Food Truck Festival. View Details

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