The Best Connecticut Parks around Glastonbury, CT

Nature lover or not, Connecticut parks are some of the must-see places in Glastonbury, a town in Hartford County, Connecticut. Located along the banks of the Connecticut River, this town was named after a town in England and is 300 years old.  BBOnline recommends a visit to the best Connecticut parks that you can find in Glastonbury.

Buckingham Park
1285 Manchester Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

With its natural surroundings, Buckingham Park is both a park and a recreational facility. It has wide and open fields, some forested area, a picnic area and some play space for children. Although the park is a nice spot for playing soccer or having a picnic, it would also be ideal for just strolling around, swimming in the brook or reading a good book in the shade. Trails wind around the wooded areas and make a relaxing place for walking or hiking.

Addison Park
415 Addison Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

If you're looking for some outdoor activity while staying at a Glastonbury Bed and Breakfast, head to Addison Park and have a picnic or go swimming at the multipurpose facility in the park. There are soccer, lacrosse and softball fields in addition to the tennis courts and basketball courts. The kids can enjoy the playground while the whole family can have a picnic at the picnic facilities provided by the park.

Riverfront Park
330 Hubbard Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Riverfront Park is one of the newest Connecticut parks. It is very enjoyable to go hiking and walking on the trails of the park, which has a spectacular view of the Connecticut River. You can bring your family or friends to have a picnic at the picnic pavilion or tables right beside the river. It's a short walking distance from the central business district and Main Street. You can easily get to this park if you are staying at a Glastonbury Inn. The Riverfront Park soccer, baseball and lacrosse fields are well-lit at night.

Richard H. Ross Field
4 Canione Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

The Richard H. Ross Field is the home of the Glastonbury Little League. The park is also a multipurpose facility that has a lighted baseball field, allowing for practices and games at night. The children's playground is a popular meeting place for little kids. One unique feature to this park is the community garden which features 80 garden plots. Residents can rent a plot and plant fruits and vegetables of their choice.

JB Williams Park
789 Neipsic Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Williams Park is all of 161.9 acres of woodland. Walking and hiking is encouraged in the park, with its well-planned hiking trails. There is a softball field and children's playground with swings, and kids' play cottages. You can lease the park pavilion that comes with a fully equipped kitchen and serving center. This would be a good idea for a large group or family picnic.