Hartford Recreation and Park Systems
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  • The Recreation Division will close the week of 9/18/23 to 9/24/23 for professional development.

    Please join us for our Fall/Winter program kick off on 9/25/23. 

  • Are you new to Myrec?
    Click below to register for:

    • 2023 American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
           Two pre-test days are scheduled on:
                  1.  Sunday, October 1, 2023 (Begins at 9am)
                  2.  Saturday, October  7, 2023 (Begins at 9am)
      Both sessions to be held at the Parker Memorial Community Center
      2621 Main Street
      Hartford, CT 06120
    • Any one interested can choose one date. All registrants must complete all pre-requisites prior to participate in the lifeguard class.
    • Please click the flyer below for a list of pre-requisites

Lifeguard Pre-test
2023 Lifeguard pre-test
Come demonstrate your knowledge, skills and join the lifeguard team!
Register here!
How to register video
Click the video above or click the link below to create an account.
We are now hiring for
Lifeguards &
Recreation Assistants
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City of Hartford Department of Families, Children Youth And Recreation


 Our Fall 2023 season kicks off on 9/25/23. Come back and visit for updates!

Recreation Centers

Samuel V. Arroyo
Recreation Center

Parker Memorial Community Center
Kelvin D. Anderson Gymnasium
Louis J. Metzner 
Memorial Center
Willie Ware
Community Center
 Arroyo  pmcc willie ware  willie ware 
30 Pope Park Highway 2621 Main Street 680 Franklin Avenue 697 Windsor Street
Main number: (860) 757-0530   Main number: (860) 757-0820  Main number: (860) 757-4880 Main number: (860) 757-4880 
12:00 pm-8:00pm-all ages
12:00 pm-4:00 pm-Saturdays 
12:00 pm-8:00 pm-all ages
12:00 pm-4:00 pm-Saturdays
4:00 pm-8:00 pm-ages 8 -20
4:00 pm-8:00 pm-all ages

Department of Public Works: Parks Division

The Spring season kick-off meeting was held on January 25th. Please see the link below to review the recording from this meeting. 
MyRec - Spring Kick-Off meeting.-20230125_161228-Meeting Recording.mp4

We also have the spring schedule meetings coming up in the next few weeks! 
DPW encourages all coaches and staff to attend to ensure the best schedules for your teams.
Based on your Tiered group, please review the meeting schedule (All start at 4pm)

Tuesday, February 7th – First Tier
Wednesday, February 8th – Second Tier
Thursday, February 9th – Third Tier