Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is the centerpiece of the Riverfront Recapture park system with a stage at the river’s edge and seating for 2,500 people on a grassy terrace. The Founders Bridge promenade connects Hartford with East Hartford, linking directly to Great River Park.

Please read the park rules before visiting. 

Park Amenities: 
Performance facilities
Public boat cruises
Fishing access
Sculpture installations
Paved and lighted walkways
Drinking fountain
Bike racks

Getting Here:

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is served by CTfastrak (Route 121), CTtransit, and the free Dash shuttle. The park is 1.7 miles from Union Station.  

  • Driving from Points North or South: Take I-91 Capitol Area exit (Exit 29-A) onto the Whitehead Highway. Take Columbus Boulevard exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Columbus Boulevard. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is on right at the second set of traffic lights.
  • Driving from Points East: Take I-84 West to Downtown Hartford edit. At end of ramp, take a left onto Columbus Boulevard. Plaza is on left.
  • Driving from Points West: I-84 East to I-91 South. Follow directions from I-91 South.  

Parking is available on surrounding streets and at area garages.

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