About the Riverfront

Our private, non-profit organization is leading the effort to reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing access to four Riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford.

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RFP - Strategic Planning - Monday, November 16
Riverfront seeks a consultant to develop a 5-year strategic plan. Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015. View Details
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Celebration of Giving - Friday, November 13
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving chose Riverfront Recapture as its featured grantee during their 90th Anniversary Celebration of Giving. They created a video chronicling our history, annual events and rowing program which was screened at their celebration banquet on November 12. View Details
Holiday Toy Dash - Sunday, December 13
Fleet Feet has partnered with us, Fast Track Timing, Asics and 96.5 TIC's Craig & Company to host a special holiday 5K. View Details
Film: Olmsted and America's Urban Parks - Wednesday, January 13
Everyone knows the fabulous work of Frederick Law Olmsted, but few realize he is a Connecticut native. Hear his story and learn of his influence in creating our Riverside Park. View Details
Fat 'n' Furious - Saturday, January 16
Get ready to ride in the first ever Fat n' Furious Fat Bike Race, produced by Newington Bicycle. View Details
Film: Who Owns Water? - Wednesday, March 23
An intriguing concept - who owns water? Who has the rights to access water? This documentary explores three states, three rivers, and many viewpoints. View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 20
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights include authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an Asian beer garden, martial arts expo, arts and crafts for the kids and more. View Details