Like all city parks, Bushnell Park is open from dawn-dusk, but has frequent special events in the evening.
Getting to Bushnell Park is easy! You can use 1 Jewell Street, Hartford in your GPS.
There is metered parking available along the perimeter of the park. You must pay at the kiosks for parking Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. All other times, parking is free, including weekends. There is NO parking in the Park itself, including behind the Performance Pavilion (used for performers only) and Trinity Street.
Additionally, there are surface lots and parking garages close by. Here is a great map of all of them, courtesy of our friends at hartford.com.
TRAVEL BY BIKE OR SCOOTER
Bushnell Park forms a key component of the East Coast Greenway, a planned off road multi-use bike and pedestrian trail which will stretch from Maine to Florida. Biking is allowed on park paths (with caution and yielding to pedestrians) as well as along the Bushnell promenade on the northern edge of the park. Bike parking can be found adjacent to the Pump House, the Carousel, and Corning Fountain. Additionally, Link Scooter are bright yellow rental scooters can be rented via the link app and used within Hartford City limits
- For those traveling from the east, we recommend using Gold Street and Atheneum Square to connect to Constitution Plaza and Founders Bridge. This is also a great way to connect to the extensive riverfront trails maintained by our friends at Riverfront Recapture
- From other directions, many Hartford city streets have painted on-road bike lanes, with more being added every year, use your favorite navigation app for the best up to date routing
TRAVEL BY TRANSIT
Bushnell Park is well served by several types of local and regional transit. Hartford Union station is conveniently located across the street from Bushnell Park and is well serviced by the Hartford Line and CT Fastraks rapid transit routes 101, 102, and 128. Additionally, nearly all Hartford bound CT Transit local bus lines terminate within a five-minute walk to Bushnell Park and offer frequent service across the city and region.
For 2023, the Connecticut department of Transportation has sponsored statewide access to the Transit App which provides excellent routing guidance and the ability to purchase your bus fare from an app on your phone. Alternatively google maps can also be used for routing.
TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN
Amtrak connects Bushnell Park to cities and towns to the south such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, as well as, north to such as Springfield Massachusetts and Burlington Vermont along with plenty of places in between
Bradley Airport connects the Hartford region directly to over 35 destinations and is located just 16 miles from Bushnell Park. Upon arrival, utilize the CT Transit Bradley Flyer bus to quickly travel from the airport to Bushnell park!