Trails & Hiking

East Hartford Bike Path
Forbes Street and Ridgewood Road
Approximately 4.5 miles of paved pathway leading from Forbes Street in East Hartford to Silver Lane and Wickham Park in Manchester.

Great River Park
East River Drive
Picnic areas, boat launch facilities, amphitheater, walking and biking trails, summer concert series host site

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Hockanum River Linear Trail
Approximately 3.5 miles of boardwalk and stone dust trails. Extends from Hillside Street to the Meadow Hill Station on Pitkin Street. Parking facilities are located at Hillside Street, Martin Park, Elm Street and Town Hall.

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Nature Park
Long Hill Road
Hiking trails

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East Coast Greenway Trail in East Hartford
Various Locations
Hiking Trails
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Recreational Areas & Playgrounds

Bicentennial Square
Hudson Street and Scotland Rd.
War Memorials

Dwyer Park*
College Drive
1 basketball court, 3 soccer fields

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Foran Park*
Forest Street
Playscape and playground facilities, picnic pavilion, basketball court, handball court

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Goodwin Park
Forbes Street and Maple Street
Picnic pavilion, playscape & playground facilities, Goldstar Pool, softball field, football field, and basketball court

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Gorman Park*
May Road
Playscape facilities, Lord Pool with wading pool and waterslide, pavilion picnic area, 2 lighted basketball courts, 1 baseball field, and 3 little league fields (the stadium has lights).

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Hockanum Park
High Street
Playground facilities, Terry 50 meter swimming pool, 2 pickleball courts (coming soon), 1 lighted basketball court, picnic pavilion, and 1 soccer field
Main Street
2 basketball courts
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Penny Complex
Forbes Street
8 Tennis courts (4 are lighted)

Labor Field
Woodlawn Circle
Playground facilities, 2 basketball courts, picnic pavilion, grills and 2 50/70 baseball fields.

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Martin Park
Burnside Avenue
Martin Pool with wading pool, 2 picnic pavilion, 2 lighted basketball courts, 1 baseball stadium, 1 football field, skatepark.

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McAuliffe Park
Remington Road
Drennan Pool, 2 picnic pavilions, 3 basketball courts, 2 baseball fields (1 lighted McKenna Field Stadium), and 4 softball fields (Field #4 has lights)

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Millbrook Park
Evans Avenue

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Shea Park
Mercer Avenue
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Town Green
1021 Main Street
Sitting and strolling areas, basketball court, Playscape, Rotary Gazebo.

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Woodland Playground
Long Hill Drive
Playground facilities and 2-50/70 baseball fields

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*While our parks and playgrounds remain open throughout the winter, several of the parks have barricades placed in front of the entrances from December through March to prevent illegal dumping of garbage and debris when the parks are not active.  Even when the barricades are up, residents are still allowed to walk into the parks from the accessible parking areas.  The barricades will be removed by April 1st when the active park season begins.   This applies to the parking areas at Dwyer, Foran and Gorman.

Passive Recreation Areas

Center Park
Located on South Prospect Street. Has a limited playground.

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DePietro Park
Located at the intersection of Silver Lane and Forbes Street.

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Lange Property
Located on Cipolla Drive

Short Reach Park
Located between Burnside Avenue and Hillside Street

Yanner Property
Located on Rolling Meadow