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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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Great Park

Been here many times, last time for the 1st House Dance Party, also for The Greater Hartford... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marvin H
City park - all I need to say

This park is NOT relaxing it's smack dab in the middle of the city. On a hot day you can smell the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times, last time for the 1st House Dance Party, also for The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz and the outstanding Monday Night Jazz Concerts. Park has fountains, plenty of green space to sit and relax or a picnic in the city. Also...More

Thank Marvin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is NOT relaxing it's smack dab in the middle of the city. On a hot day you can smell the trash cans over flowing with stench, and horns beeping like crazy. The carousel is not very appealing it looks so old. It's strange...More

Thank Leahb1089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to relax, read take pictures and walk....I just loved, it also has some interesting statues

Thank Marlon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park that often holds music events or the end of foot races. Carousel at minimal price. Food vendors nearby. Can walk to Main St. attractions. Bushnell Theatre and Capitol a block away.

Thank BandLyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place in the middle of the city right on the green of a beautiful statehouse. We enjoyed the postings available on the trees to identify all the gorgeous varieties of trees in the park. Wide sidewalks and pond. Interesting memorials. Convenient parking (have to...More

Thank happyinvt
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It is a small park and is actually very busy. There are a few ponds and ducks. The squirrels are looking for food so if you bring some bread they will come. Great break from the grind of life.

Thank MatthewDD_13
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Bushnell park is one of the best place for a pleasant walk. Beautiful surroundings with pond. Kids love it.

Thank vinnyro
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Jazz Concerts on the Lawn at Bushnell Park during the summer are fantastic - they are free concerts with local musicians and are really wonderful. Bring a picnic dinner and drinks with you - a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show.It is...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Like any park in a major city it has its draw backs at times. For the most part it is a great park to enjoy in the warmer moths. I would just check on line before you come from a distance to make sure there...More

Thank coffeeat40
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very pretty park in what feels like the middle of Hartford. Good views of the skyline, plus a good amount of attractions dotted throughout. The carousel looks nice! I walked around on a frigid day in March so there wasn't much to really do or...More

Thank HurricaneLuke88
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Shari C
Can I bring my dogs, and can they be off-leash anywhere?
18 March 2015|
Response from beverley d | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know, I didn't see anyone with a dog and I just had one visit there as it was across the street from my hotel.