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Riverside Park

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Riverside Park is a busy park located on the Connecticut River in Hartford. Originally designed by the Frederick Law Olmstead firm in 1899, the park has undergone significant changes over the years due to the filling of wetlands and construction of the interstate highway. The park features a boathouse and banquet hall, a boat launch, picnic facilities, trails, and playgrounds. It also has a cricket field, an adventure challenge course, and fishing access to the Connecticut River. The park is home to Riverfront Rowing, a community rowing program, and miles of unpaved trails through floodplain forest. Riverside Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

This site is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, which includes campsites, access points, and portage trails along the river.

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Riverside Reccapture

Hartford, CT 06120