About Town of Bristol Parks and Recreation in Bristol, CT

Welcome to Bristol's Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services! Our website is the perfect way to explore the amazing services, facilities, and programs we have to offer. We want to make sure our customers are able to access all of our offerings in an environmentally conscious way, so we now offer a convenient way to register for programs and memberships, as well as request fields, pavilions, and facilities, right through our website! We are always looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to connect with us, and our online registration system is just one example. Whether you're looking for a fun day at the park, a membership for the pool, or a great facility to host a special event, you can now find it all right here on our website. We're committed to providing a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for our community, and our “Go Green” initiative is just another way in which we're striving to do our part. We hope you take advantage of our online services and enjoy all of the great offerings we have available.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Christian
  • Coed
  • Preschool
  • Kids
  • Tweens


  • Pool
  • Playground

Programs at Town of Bristol Parks and Recreation in Bristol, CT

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Empower Hour (7-10yrs old)

Empower Hour is an after-school empowerment program for elementary school-age children in 2nd through 5th grade. Participants will enjoy social skill-building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!

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Teens Empowering Others (14-18yrs old)

High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision-making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem-solving and decision-making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling the healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set. This program is for high school students only.

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Learning Through Books (2-4yrs old)

Learning Through Books is a free developmental play group where parents and children use books and crafts to explore language, social-emotional skills, counting, and engage with other parents, caregivers, and children. Books are read aloud to the group and provided for each child to take home. Craft materials are provided for each session as well.

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Location and contact information

51 High Street, Bristol, CT, 06010