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Directions and Parking

Elizabeth Park has several entrances: one on Prospect Avenue and another on Asylum Avenue near the Hartford-West Hartford line. The address of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy is 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT. 

    Directions to Elizabeth Park

    There are two entrances to the Park: from the north side at Asylum Avenue or from the east side at Prospect Avenue. If entering from Prospect Avenue, the single-lane, one-way street is a beautiful drive around the rose garden. Entering from Asylum Avenue is the quickest way to the parking lots and the Pond House Café.

    From the West (I-84 heading East):

    • Exit 44, Prospect Avenue
    • Straight ahead to the light
    • Left onto Prospect Avenue, drive 2 miles and just before Asylum Avenue, turn left into the Park

    From the East (I-84 heading West):

    • Exit 48, Asylum Avenue
    • Drive 1.9 miles on Asylum Avenue to Prospect Avenue
    • Left at light onto Prospect Avenue, drive about 500 feet and turn right into the Park 

    OR

    • Exit 44, Prospect Avenue
    • Drive to the end of the short ramp
    • Right at the light onto Kane Street
    • Left onto Prospect Avenue, drive 2 miles and just before Asylum Avenue, turn left into the Park

    From the North or South (I-91 heading North or South): 

    • Follow signs to I-84 West toward Waterbury
    • Exit 48, Asylum Avenue
    • Drive 1.9 miles on Asylum Avenue to Prospect Avenue 
    • Left at light onto Prospect Avenue, drive about 500 feet and turn right into the Park

    Parking

    Parking is available throughout the Park. The gardens and grounds are best enjoyed on foot, although taking the drive from the entrance on Prospect Avenue is a good way for those with limited mobility to see the rose garden. 

    There is ample parking at Elizabeth Park on most days. However, for events and concerts, the parking fills up quickly. Parking is allowed on the roads in the Park in designated spots. There are three parking lots in the Park. One is near the greenhouses, and one is near the picnic area. A small lot is located at Sunrise Overlook right off Prospect Avenue. There are many parking spots along the road in the Western Loop. 

    Parking is also permitted on Prospect Avenue and many area side streets. There is some parking allowed on Asylum Avenue near the Little League fields. Please obey the parking signs, and do not park on the grass areas in the Park.

    Public transportation

    Elizabeth Park can be reached via the Hartford City Bus system. For information about schedules or routes, consult CT Transit or call 860.247.5329.