Great River Park

Great River Park is a beautiful and much loved stretch of the East Hartford’s riverside. Stretching along the bend of the Connecticut River adjacent to East River Drive, Great River Park is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy picturesque vistas of the riverside and the city along nearly two miles of paved and lighted Riverwalk. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic tables, fishing access, a 350- seat amphitheater and a unique collection of sculpture art. Pedestrians can easily travel back and forth to Hartford via the Founders Bridge Promenade or the Charter Oak Bridge just steps from the park.

For information about the Great River Park Boat Launch, including the permit application, please click here.

The Town of East Hartford offers an annual 'Sounds of Summer Concert Series' at the Great River Park Amphitheater.  Concerts are open to the public and free of charge.  The 2020 Concert Series dates have not yet been announced.