Recreation/Sports/Leisure

Friday, May 17, 2019
Travelers, Community Volunteers Build New Playground In One Day at Hartford Riverfront

HARTFORD, CT -- About 200 volunteers from Travelers, Riverfront Recapture and the Hartford community spent Friday building a new playground on an empty side at Charter Oak Landing.The design of the park, which took just six hours for the team to raise, was based on drawings by kids in neighboring communities. Playground nonprofit KaBOOM! helped organize the project, which was part of a broaded effort led by the organization and Travelers to ensure communities have quality places for kids and families to play.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Winterfest Will Return to Hartford Area

HARTFORD, CT -- The iQuilt Partnership recently announced it had raised the minimum needed to open the Winterfest rink in Bushnell Park for free ice skating, free skate rentals and free learn to skate classes from November 24, 2017, to January 6, 2018.

Friday, November 10, 2017
HMF FitKids Awards Grade Schoolers for Running Accomplishments

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- 1,800 school students from 39 schools across Connecticut took part in HMF FitKids in School Medal Day recently — the culmination of weeks of training supported by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Transportation, snacks and hats were provided free to the schools through the HMF FitKids in School sponsors, including the Aetna Foundation, United Bank Foundation Connecticut, Newman’s Own Foundation and Mountain Dairy, as well as individual donations from the running community.

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