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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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I was born in Hartford, and nothing is as indicative of Hartford as a city and soulless vacuum that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seth M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Tranquil and serene and awesome jazz concerts!

Lovely space, well maintained and an abundance of differing trees from all over the world. Awesome... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
600Damian
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“memorial arch” (10 reviews)
“state capitol” (16 reviews)
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30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
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"antique carousel"
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"skating rink"
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"green space"
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"jazz festival"
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"monday night"
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"old trees"
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"nice place to stroll"
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"picnic dinner"
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"summer concerts"
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"city activities"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born in Hartford, and nothing is as indicative of Hartford as a city and soulless vacuum that has sucked all hope from its people like Bushnell Park. On the outside, Bushnell Park seems rather nice. Conveniently located, great views of the amazing Connecticut...More

Thank Seth M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely space, well maintained and an abundance of differing trees from all over the world. Awesome vintage carousel with hand cared horses. We got to see a free jazz concert on the Monday that they do every July, everyone sat on chairs with picnics and...More

Thank 600Damian
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The park is small and beautiful to take a walk but had no place with toys and playgrounds for children. Could be better...

Thank Juani83
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I Iike parks. They are usually interesting, have pretty gardens, great trees, etc. This park had some very nice old trees. But, no flower beds, Just a huge amount of grass. The paths could use some work. The one fountain we saw was broken and...More

Thank SantoD1909
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A good place to walk prior to enjoying the restaurants of downtown Hartford. As the weather changes the park begins to come alive with its carousel and pond.

Thank PastorAndreLMcGuire
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Bushnell Park is a lovely place to visit. I visited in March and there was snow on the ground but I am certain it is a fantastic place to be in the summer time. There are many things to do at Bushnell Park. The park...More

Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Bushnell Park is right below the State Capitol. It's also the first urban park in America. It has a remarkable memorial arch, a functioning carousel and plenty of greenery. Nice place for a stroll.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

There isn't anything special about this park, but it's always nice having green space in a city. It has a carousel, a water feature, an old fountain, and hosts concerts during the summer. During winter, an ice-skating rink is set up.

Thank always_come_home
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

As far as parks go, this is a nice one. Not much goes on in the winter time. A place to ice skate. I think that's about it. The summer time is when it comes to life. Jazz bands and other things. Nice place to...More

Thank dialam
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love to walk this park. Each lap is a little over 1 mile. Great fields to play in, love the carousel.

Thank Debra S
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Shari C
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Dogs are welcome, but there is no off leash area for them. Animals are required to be under control and on a leash at all times, persuant to city and state law.
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