We have rental facilities available for events such as birthday parties, baby/bridal showers, meetings, weddings, special events, etc. Click on the links below for more information including photos, rental application and pricing.
Insurance Reqiurements for Facility Rentals:
Boat Launch at Great River Park
Open May 1st through September 30*
Monday through Friday, 3:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
* Closed for Riverfest
Free seasonal permits are available for residents. Non-residents may purchase season permits for $40.00.
To obtain a permit, a drivers license and boat registration must be presented at the Parks & Recreation office. The daily fee for those without permits is $15.00 for residents and non-residents.
The Parks and Recreation Department accepts reservations for seasonal picnic areas at the Parks and Recreation office located at 50 Chapman Place, Lower Level.
Picnic areas are available from mid-May through mid-September and are located at Martin, McAuliffe, Gorman, Goodwin, Hockanum and Labor Parks. The permit fee is $40.00 for 4 hours. Proof of East Hartford residency is required at the time of application. Available to non-residents at a rate of $100 for four hours.
Softball Field Permits
The Parks & Recreation Department will begin issuing softball field permits to East Hartford residents May 8 - August 21. Based on availability, permits will be issued for the current week, Monday through Sunday, beginning Monday of each week. Each permit costs $10.00 for a two-hour block of time. Proof of East Hartford residency is required at the time of application.