Park Rules & Regulations

Visiting our parks? Please abide by the following rules to ensure that all park visitors can use and enjoy the parks safely.

  • Our parks are open from sunrise to sunset. Parks close and gates lock nightly at sunset.
  • No personal grills are permitted in the parks. Grilling is allowed on the grills installed in Charter Oak Landing, Great River Park, and Riverside Park.
  • No tents or canopies are allowed in the parks. 
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages with the exception of at permitted events is prohibited within the park system.
  • Vehicles and boat trailers must abide by all parking and launch area regulations. Vehicles should park only in designated areas.
  • Overnight and commuter parking is prohibited.
  • Commercial vehicle parking is prohibited.
  • Swimming is prohibited at any dock or boat launch area and discouraged in any area of the park system due to strong currents.
  • All state of Connecticut boating and personal watercraft regulations must be adhered to.
  • Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians on all paths and walkways and observe restricted use areas.
  • The operation of unauthorized motorized vehicles is prohibited on any path or walkway.
  • Repairing and washing vehicles is prohibited.
  • Plantings and landscaped areas should not be disturbed.
  • The use of any recreation device or generator or the like is prohibited without prior approval and insurance certificate.

For more information contact our Director of Public Safety at 860-713-3131 ext 325.