April 3, 2023

The City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services (BPRYCS) Department will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023 in observance of Good Friday.

Bristol Police Game Tickets

The Parks and Grounds Crew is hard at work prepping the ballfields and courts for spring sports as well as the upcoming Bristol Police Department college baseball game (Misericordia University vs. Steven's Institute of Technology) honoring Officer Iurato on April 12th at 6pm at Muzzy Field. Tickets are available for purchase at the BPRYCS Main Office at 51 High Street - $5.00/per ticket (cash only).

Summer 2023 Brochure

Our Summer Brochure is now available! Over 90 programs and events for community members of all ages from June to August!

Registration opens on Tuesday, April 11th for Residents and Wednesday, April 12th for Non-Residents.

Download a Copy of the Summer  Brochure

We are pleased to announce that the stones are in and work has resumed on the Veterans Memorial Boulevard Bridge!

The obelisks are expected to be installed on 4/12/23 with the soldiers and plaque mounted thereafter. The obelisks mark the 4 corners of the bridge and feature aluminum sculptures that are comprised of abstract clock part elements to honor the tradition of Bristol All Heart manufacturing might. A formal celebration of the new gateway will be announced soon!


BEST Youth Coalition Kick Off

The BEST Youth Coalition is kicking off this Friday! The Youth Coalition is a safe space to make friends, engage in positive development, and work to prevent youth substance use in Bristol.

Youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to join the kickoff event this Friday, April 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Spare Time in Bristol. There is no cost to participate. If interested, please email BEST Project Coordinator, Mike Tingley, at [email protected] to sign up!

Dinner on the Diamond Fundraiser

May 13, 2023 (Rain Date: May 20, 2023)

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Muzzy Field

Dinner on the Diamond is back! Join us for an unforgettable evening as we kick off the summer season with live music, dinner, and celebration on the infield of Muzzy Field! Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, drinks, and more!

Purchase tickets or learn more!

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Food Explorers - Spring Baking Club

Ages 7 - 12

Mondays, May 1 - 22, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Bristol Senior Community Center

Join Food Explorers and learn how to make a different sweet treat each week! Participants will have the opportunity to bake a multiple spring desserts that explore a variety of baking techniques. Participants can expect to make: Black Forest Cake Bites, Cannoli Cones, Mini Lemon Pies and Peach Cobbler Cups. All recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and/or eggs. Learn More

Puppy Training @ Camp Canine

Thursdays, April 13 - 18, 2023

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Camp Canine (74 Broderick Rd.)

A successful relationship with your dog is based on trust and mutual understanding. These goals are achieved through motivational and result oriented training. BPRYCS has partnered with Camp Canine to provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively communicate with your dog. Camp Canine's continued education and years of experience allows for the most progressive and successful training! Learn More

Tennis Lessons

All lessons begin the week of April 17, 2023

Page Park - Tennis Courts

Tennis lessons are offered for community members of all ages and skill levels. Beginners will learn fundamentals in an engaging, learning environment. More experienced participants will refine their skills.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues

Thursdays, May 4 - July 6, 2023

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Stocks Playground Volleyball Courts

Love volleyball? This popular adult league, comprised of teams of 4 - 6 players, will run for 12 weeks with the last week being a tournament to determine the league champion. A competitive and recreational league is offered. Learn More

Dance Classes

Saturdays, April 22 - June 10, 2023

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Get Up N' Dance to offer an array of dance classes for all ages!

Ballet (Ages 6 - 8): 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Jazz (Ages 6 - 8): 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tap (Ages 6 - 8): 12:00 -12:30 PM

Acro (Ages 6 - 17): 12:30 - 1:15 PM

Learn More


Learn to Swim

Registration for Spring Learn to Swim opened today, Monday, April 3rd for Residents and will open to Non-Residents tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th.

Spring Learn to Swim - Saturdays

Spring Learn to Swim - Sundays

Last Call for April Vacation Camp

*Limited Number of Spots Remaining*

Grades 1 - 6

April 10 - 14, 2023

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Perry J. Spinelli Pavilion - Page Park

Time for a staycation! We're excited to offer our popular April Vacation Camp again this Spring - enjoy field trips, crafts, group activities and games. Weather permitting, time is spent indoors and outdoors with both free time and organized activities and play. Kids will enjoy the break from school while staying engaged and active. Learn More

We are pleased to announce the selection of Madison Fostervold as the new Recreation Program Assistant in the Recreation Division!

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Did we miss you at the Central CT Chamber of Commerce Everything Expo? Be sure to catch up on all the upcoming fun with the Summer 2023 Brochure!

BEST Project Coordinator, Michael Tingley, has been working with Bristol Public Schools to present to Bristol Youth on the dangers of substance use and vaping.

City of Bristol
Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
51 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010
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