West Hartford has five major neighborhood parks conveniently located throughout town. Designed for the recreational enjoyment of people of all ages, the parks have playground apparatus, picnic tables, 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.)
Our rental policy states that the parks are available for rental during the months before and after the pools are open, making them popular places for individuals to hold meetings, parties, sports events and other functions.
The Town offers short 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. Permits are available to print below.
Elizabeth Park is owned and operated by the City of Hartford, and the gardens are maintained by the Elizabeth Park Conservancy. The park is located at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue. Please visit their website for more information on the gardens and free programs.
Splash Pads are now open! Hours & locations are below
9AM - 7PM at Beachland Park
10AM -7PM at Kennedy and Wolcott Parks
Fernridge Park Splash Pad is currently closed for repair
847 South Quaker Lane
33 Sheep Hill Drive
567 Fern Street
|Kennedy Park a
160 Oakwood Avenue
1341 New Britain Avenue
119 Flagg Road
54 Southwood Drive
36 Frederick Road
|Spicebush Swamp Park
173 Mountain Road
Town Ordinances Parks and Dogs
This is a reminder that it is unlawful for any person to take any dog into any park or playground, except on a leash not longer than (6) fee or to permit any pet to go into any active play area, apparatus area, athletic field, or recreational enclosure or building unless said pet is participating in a program sponsored by the town (Town Ordinance, Section 128-3). Also, all dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.