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Leisure Services

Helen Rubino-Turco, Director

Address & Phone:
West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 128
West Hartford, CT  06107
(860) 561-7510
Fax: (860) 561-7519
Leisure Line: (860) 561-7509

Kathleen Faroni, Director
Elmwood Senior Center
1106 New Britain Avenue, 2nd Fl
West Hartford, CT  06110
(860) 561-8180

Gina Marino, Facility Supervisor
West Hartford Senior Center
15 Starkel Road
West Hartford, CT  06117

Office Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Parks & Pools

Beachland Pond

West Hartford has five neighborhood parks conveniently located throughout town. Designed for the recreational enjoyment of people of all ages, the parks have playground apparatus, picnic tables, wading pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, athletic fields and restrooms. There are no grills available. You may bring your own charcoal grill - but please, clean up carefully afterwards. (Gas grills are not allowed.)

Four of the five parks also feature full-sized outdoor swimming pools. Summer pool programs include recreational and adult lap swims, and lessons for swimmers of all skill levels. The pools operate on a fee basis, and are open to the public from the end of June through late August. 

The parks also offer a wide range of aquatic activities that are free for children up to age eight.  Wolcott Park has a splash pad; Kennedy Park has both a splash pad and a slide pool; the newly renovated Fernridge Pool has a splash pad; and Beachland Park has a wading pool. (For full information on the outdoor pools, including all swimming lessons, look for the Spring Summer 2015 Brochure, available in March 2015.)

The parks are available for rental, making them popular places for individuals to hold meetings, parties, sports events and other functions. For  information on permits, please click here.

The town offers short term and long term field permits for organizations to use town fields and parks.  A completed permit must be sent to the Leisure Services Manager for approval.

Beachland Park and Pool
847 South Quaker Lane
Eisenhower Park and Pool
33 Sheep Hill Drive
Fernridge Park and Pool
567 Fern Street
Kennedy Park and Pool
160 Oakwood Avenue
Wolcott Park & Splash Pad
1134 New Britain Avenue