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Parks & Recreation

Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Department. Please take a few minutes to view our website and see the wide variety of opportunities available to the residents of Bristol.
Whether it be an organized program, or a walk, hike, bike or picnic in the park, we invite you to utilize our fine park system and enjoy each season. The Parks and Recreation Department offers individuals and families opportunities for socialization, creative expression, physical fitness and fun.  As you explore the website you'll discover that these benefits are nearby and readily available to you.

                 Rockwell Gateway
World Class Parks
See photos of our beautiful parks

List of Parks
Recreation Programs

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department to provide a wide range of recreational and leisure opportunities in an effort to enhance the quality of life for all Bristol residents and promote positive physical, social, and emotional experiences. In our effort to achieve this goal we will continue to provide safe, attractive, and well-maintained facilities.

American Disabilities Act
The City of Bristol is committed to assuring equal access to programs, activities, and services to all individuals. The city will comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Contact Us

Parks and Recreation Department

Ed Swicklas

Superintendent of Parks and Recreation

Robert Lincoln

Parks, Grounds & Facilities Supervisor

Jessie Petroka
Recreation Coordinator

Jaimie Castro
Aquatics Supervisor

Carmela Nocera
Parks Office Coordinator

Administrative Offices:
2nd Floor, City Hall
111 North Main St.
Bristol, CT 06010
Tel: (860) 584-6160
Fax: (860) 584-6163

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Dennis Malone Aquatic Center:
325 Mix Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Tel: (860) 584-3836

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 9:15 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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