Great River Park5 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 301 E River Dr, East Hartford, CT 06108, USA , United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8607133131
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Just across the Hartford’s water, you can enjoy a lunch in the Great river park. You can launch a boat and take a stroll near the waterfront. The park is packed with natural beauty and enriched with its surroundings, sculptures, and amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 350 people. The park is accessible by all through the lighted and paved river walks within the park. Other facilities available for you in this park are –
- Picnic tables
- Fishing access
- Public toilets
- Exercise stations
- Onsite parking
- Performance facilities and
- Exercise stations
Food and beverages are also available here during riverfront recapture events.
How to Reach Great River Park
- Rented car /taxi
Great River Park Reviews & Ratings
This park is one of my favorite places to go for walks. Depending on which direction you go, you will come across lots of wonderful things. One side has a lot of plants and cool trails of varying difficulty, and the other side takes you farther along the river and to different art installations having to do with a former U.S. president. It's really quite lovely. The walk has plenty of benches but due to the fact that the park floods up to a certain level every year, not all of the benches are safe to sit on. Overall, it's a nice easy walk in either direction that can get you some great photos and won't be too difficult if you have a mild disability or are in a wheelchair. It's also quite romantic at sunset, and a known spot for families and lone people that love the view from their car.
Great place to walk by the Connecticut River or sit down on a bench and enjoy it. It has walking trails in case you choose to exercise or simply walk your dog. There is a boat dock in case you want to sail your boat on the river. You can cross the bridge in the end of the park and you are in Downtown Hartford within minutes. Great place for families.
Had a great experience bringing my parents and 3 year old son to watch an amazing fireworks show. Lots of open space as well as private areas. Trees for climbing and sand by the water. Wish there were a building for public restrooms though.
Loved walking here early in the morning with my girlfriend. I just wish they had a board up that showed the trail map.we figured it out and walked over the bridge into Hartford and made a loop and came back. Would be fun once you're in Hartford to find a coffee shop and donuts before you walk back. ran into people working out with private trainers and what looks like an exercise class at the bottom of the stairs by the river. The Lincoln sculpture walk is very pretty. I will definitely come back and explore more.
Pretty nice! I wish the footpaths closer to the riverside were more well-lit for nightly strolls 'cause it tends to get eerie once the sun goes down. But hey, it's a park by a river so eerie is basically a requirement.