Hartford Park System Report

 

Hartford's park network, which in the early 20th century was one of the best in the nation, needs attention if it is to rise to prominence again in the 21st. The results of this study show that while Hartford has an impressive amount of parkland for a city of its size and population and has an extensive network of park Friends groups, more needs to be done. The report suggests that a concerted effort by the city might bring in more state and federal grants, as well as corporate partnerships. The study also praises Hartford's strong network of park support organizations but urges park advocacy groups and sports leagues to explore unification as a way to magnify their individual efforts. 32 pages.

The project was funded through the United Technologies Corporation, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Phoenix Foundation, ING and the City of Hartford.