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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.


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). 

Registering for programs

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.).
  • 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@

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Westmoor Arboretum Tree Walk

Upcoming Events

Explore West Hartford Leisure Services

Girl swimming with Googles

Cornerstone Aquatics, Splash Pads, Outdoor pools


Leisure Services offers a wide range of summer and vacation camps for children ages 3 to 14 run by highly-qualified counselors dedicated to keeping your child happy and active during school breaks and summer vacation. There's something for every child, no matter what his/her interests or abilities.


Attracting nearly 40,000 people, Celebrate! West Hartford (CWH) is a family-oriented two-day community festival which is held in early June on the grounds of Town Hall.


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

Golf Ball at the Hole

West Hartford has two (2) golf courses in town. Buena Vista is a 9-hole golf course and Rockledge Golf Course is 18-hole golf course. 

children playing in sand

Find park information, trail maps, amenities and more!

Senior Center Dance

West Hartford's two senior centers offer a variety of recreational activities, social services and preventative health services to the town's senior citizens.  

Hockey Goalie

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink is a fun-filled recreational skating facility, offering outstanding figure skating, action packed hockey ... you'll find it all at Veterans Memorial Ice Skating Rink! 

special needs

Leisure Services Special Needs Program provides a full array of high quality recreational programs designed specifically for children, teens and adults with special needs.  While most of the programs are operated at Elmwood Community Center, inclusion assistance is provided for those wishing to enroll in a class or program offered at other Town of West Hartford facilities.


Westmoor Park is a self funded environmental education center operated by the Leisure Services Department of the Town of West Hartford, encompassing 162 acres.  Our demonstration farm, wildflower meadows, perennial gardens, woodland trails, and ponds are open to the public daily.  We also offer a wide variety of educational farm and nature programing for folks of all ages. 

town hall auditorium

The West Hartford Conference Center is located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street, footsteps from Blue Back Square and in the heart of West Hartford Center, a regional destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The Conference Center serves as a beautiful backdrop for a variety of groups becoming a destination for their events year after year. 


The West Hartford All Sports Council is a non-profit organization comprised of sixteen youth leagues whose purpose is to unite all West Hartford voluntary youth athletic programs toward common philosophies and goals. The sixteen leagues provide over 55,200 volunteer hours per year, involve 1,700 volunteers, and serve approximately 5,700 local youths. The All Sports Council works closely with Leisure Services for scheduling town facilities and coordination of activities. Each league is run by a volunteer board of directors.

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