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.
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
Two fields at East Lawn along Whitney Avenue
Two courts at East Lawn along Whitney Avenue
East Lawn along Elizabeth Street
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 email@example.com, visit their website at www.thistlelawnbowling.info, or stop by on a Thursday evening.
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.