Renting Town Facilities & Parks

Rental Facilities

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.

Picnic Permits

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.

Click here to view photos of our picnic pavilions that are available for rent.

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.