Name: Elizabeth Park

Named after: Elizabeth A. Pond

Owned by: The City of Hartford

Opened to public: 1897 

Acres

  • Total – 101.45
  • Hartford East Lawn – 19.6
  • West Hartford Section – 81.85

Gardens

  • Rose Garden
  • Heritage Rose Garden
  • Perennial Garden
  • Tulip and Annual Garden
  • Julian and Edith Eddy Rock Garden
  • Overlook Garden 
  • Hosta Garden
  • Herb Garden (Herb Society of America, CT Unit)
  • Iris Gardens (Iris Society of America)
  • Dahlia Garden (CT Dahlia Society)
  • Sarah Knaft, M.D. Medicine Garden (Saint Joseph University School of Pharmacy)
  • Pond House Gardens

Buildings and Facilities

  • 4 Greenhouses
  • 2 Gazebos
  • 2 Bridges
  • 1 Pond
  • 1 Restaurant and Banquet Hall
  • 3 Parking areas
  • 1 Gardener House
  • 1 Office Building
  • 1 Cold Storage
  • 1 Brownstone Building, to be opened as a Visitor Center in 2019
  • 1 Garden Equipment and Storage Building
  • 1 Lawn Bowling Building (Thistle Lawn Bowling Club)
  • 1 Picnic Grove
  • 1 Stage

Athletic Areas

  • 9 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Little League Field
  • 2 Soft Ball Fields
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 2 Playgrounds (Ana Grace's Playground and City of Hartford Playground)
  • 2 Tracks and Trails