Recreation Division

Division for Recreation

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The Hartford Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department/Recreation Division offers a multitude of safe and quality programs that will focus on physical fitness, health awareness, sports, arts and crafts, cultural activities, and nutrition for residents of all ages and abilities.

Our American Red-Cross certified lifeguards are located at our four outdoor pools and two indoor pools, which offer swim lessons for children and adults, neighborhood swim-teams and recreational supervised swim for children, adults and families.  Some park playgrounds will be supervised and have amenities which may include spray pools, basketball courts and league play, pony rides, tennis lessons, field trips, and free concerts and performances.

Most programs are open and free to Hartford residents.  Some programs have limited enrollment and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Applications and more detailed information on activities for kids, families and seniors, will be available by calling 860-757-4880 or visiting our neighborhood centers.


Arroyo Recreation Center @ Pope Park 
30 Pope Park Drive 
Tel. (860) 757-0530 
Monday, April 3 – Saturday, June 10, 2017 
Monday-Friday: 4pm-8pm Saturday: 12pm-4pm 
Parker Memorial Community Center 
2621 Main Street 
Tel. (860) 757-0820 
Monday, April 3 – Saturday, June 10, 2017 
Monday-Friday: 4pm-8pm Saturday: 12pm-4pm
Metzner Recreation Center 
680 Franklin Avenue 
Tel. (860)757-4881 
Monday, April 3 – Friday, June 9, 2017 
Monday-Friday: 4pm-7pm  
Willie Ware Recreation Center 
697 Windsor Street 
Tel. (860) 722-6537  
Monday, April 3 – Saturday, June 10, 2017






Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation
3rd Floor, City Hall, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
PHONE: (860)757-9595      FAX: (860) 722-6036      HOURS: 8AM - 5PM