mid-May through September.

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Sports and Recreation

Elizabeth Park has tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, a playground and lawn bowling, and walking circuits. The Conservancy encourages all manner of sports and recreation in the park, but we ask you to be respectful of the delicate trees and gardens located throughout the grounds. Please restrict your sporting activities to the open lawns, the ball fields and courts provided throughout the park. No sports are permitted in or around the garden areas.

Tennis Courts
Six courts in the Western Loop area and three courts at the corner of Asylum and Prospect Avenues

Little League Field
One field along Asylum Avenue West Lawn

Softball Fields
Two fields at East Lawn along Whitney Avenue

Basketball Courts
Two courts at East Lawn along Whitney Avenue

Playground Area
East Lawn along Elizabeth Street

Lawn Bowling
Along Asylum Avenue

Tennis and basketball courts are on a first come basis. Groups, ball clubs and organizations interested in reserving a ball field or tennis courts for special events must contact Brenda Padilla at the City of Hartford. She can be reached at 860.757.4951 to reserve a date, complete an application and secure a permit. For more information go to www.hartford.gov/parks/permits-and-applications.

The lawn bowling clubhouse and green is home to the Thistle Lawn Bowling Club, established in 1913. Club members play Thursday evenings at 7 pm from mid-May through September. For more information about lawn bowling, email thistlelbc@gmail.com, visit their website at www.thistlelawnbowling.info, or stop by on a Thursday evening.

Walk-Run in the Park

Elizabeth Park has many walking and running areas, along the gravel walks, park roads and lovely hidden pathways. East Lawn has a track for walking or running that is approximately one-half mile. The Western Loop walk from the Pond House and back is about .6 miles. The distance from the Donaghue stone arch entrance on Prospect Avenue, around the rose garden, past the Pond House, along Asylum Ave and back onto Prospect to the entrance is about one mile. Any combination of these would make for a good walk or run in the Park.

For questions or information, please call: 860-231-9443, ext. 104
or email us:

Christine Doty
President and CEO

Kathy Kraczkowsky
Co-Director of Park Operations


Elizabeth Park Conservancy
1561 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
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Pond House Café
1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117
860.231.8823 / phone
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