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Welcome to West Hartford Leisure Services! 

Leisure Services maintains award-winning recreational facilities and neighborhood parks, and offers hundreds of recreational and instructional programs for every age and interest. We also host special events and sponsor exciting trips for individuals, families and seniors. If you need assistance, give us a call. Our staff will help you find programs and activities that are right for you! 

If you're looking for a reasonably-priced location to host a birthday party, business or social event, our facilities offer Rental Opportunities to meet your every need.

Please check out our Employment Opportunities page for applications and job listings for part time employment.

What's New

Certain programs fill very quickly. To avoid delays at registration, please do the following before registration opens:

  • Create your household account on RecDesk or login into your existing account.
  • Confirm your contact information, especially your email address.
  • Confirm all members of your household are listed.
  • Confirm birthdays are accurate.
  • Cornerstone has their own RecDesk system, so please create a separate RecDesk account using the link below for their programs (swim lessons etc.).
  • 2022-2023 Fall/Winter Pickleball
Rec desk
RecDesk Online Registration and Electronic Form Submission

Setup your family's account profile with our online registration system, then browse the program selections. You can do this for any program in Leisure Services! You can even submit your form electronically. Click here to register today! 

RecDesk Privacy, Security & Refund policy 

Questions about your Rec Desk registration? 

If you'd like to cancel your registration or have questions about a program, please email Leisure Services at LeisureServices@


Outdoor pools, Cornerstone Aquatics Center, Swimming lessons 


Leisure Services offers a wide range of summer and vacation camps for children ages 3 to 14  keeping your child happy and active during school breaks and summer vacation.  

Celebrate! West hartford

Celebrate! West Hartford (CWH) is a family-oriented two-day community fair held in early June on the grounds of Town Hall. 


Elmwood community center

ECC provides a wide range of diverse programs for all ages and abilities.  Program areas include music, dance, art, sports, personal development and fitness.


West Hartford has two courses in town. Buena Vista is a 9-hole golf course and Rockledge Golf Course is 18-hole golf course.



Outdoor Recreation

Basketball, Pickleball, Tennis, Walking Trails


Find park information, trail maps, amenities and more! 



Park Permits & Rentals

Rental opportunities, long-term, short-term park permits available for download


Scholarship fund

Leisure Services offers a Scholarship Fund Program for qualified West Hartford residents of any age.  Discounts may be used for a Leisure Services program. 


Senior Centers

West Hartford has two senior centers, Bishop's Corner and Elmwood Senior Center

Skating Rink

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink



Special Needs Recreation



Westmoor park

Westmoor Park is a self funded environmental education center. Our demonstration farm, wildflower meadows, perennial gardens, woodland trails, and ponds. We also offer a wide variety of educational farm and nature programs

WH Conference Center

Meeting and Conference Center located in Town Hall available for rental opportunities. Click to request your next event! 


Youth Sports Leagues




Leisure Services Registration and Safety Emergency forms are available through RECDESK, however if you would prefer to fill out, print and send the forms either by mail, email, or fax you may do so. Details on where to send the form(s) are at the bottom of the form(s). 

Office Hours

Leisure Services Town Hall
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Contact Information

West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 128
West Hartford, CT 06107
Full Staff Directory

Town Hall Staff Directory

RecDesk Support

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7510

Helen Rubino-Turco

Job Title: Director Leisure & Social Services
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7510

Marc Blanchard

Job Title: Manager
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7516

Mary Callender

Job Title: Facility & Events Manager
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7511

Shelley Chmela

Job Title: Clerk II
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7513

Linda Geisler

Job Title: Celebrate Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7512

Marie Gilbuena

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7514

Rebecca Holmes

Job Title: PT Program Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7515

Gigi Li

Job Title: PT Staff Assistant
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7513

Abigail Rocktashel

Job Title: Clerk