The Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk

Joe Marfuggi’s lasting legacy of uniting the region and the riverfront continues to endure. Joe was committed to the vision of Riverfront Recapture. Whether it was convincing people it really was going to happen, or letting others know it truly would be a place for them to enjoy and feel welcome, his positive attitude became a force. Joe liked to say that water brought people together, and he proved it in his 28 years leading this organization. 

We are so pleased to announce the plans to honor Joe’s memory and legacy all along the Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk, not just in its name but also through public art installations and visual storytelling. 


View the Requests for Qualifications from artists, open through September 30, here.


The Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk will extend 2.5 miles from Riverside Park to Windsor Meadows, creating connections from Windsor through our future park to downtown Hartford and East Hartford. Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022. 

The Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk is a joint venture between Riverfront Recapture and the City of Hartford, with funding from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), the City of Hartford, and the Federal Highway Administration. Additional funding from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will be used to address onsite environmental issues allowing full public use once construction is complete on the regional Riverwalk network. 

Share your stories, and see them reflected along the Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk.

Interested in supporting this project? Contact Debbie Baker at (860) 713-3131 ext. 326.