February 1, 2022
Help us celebrate Black History Month
39 Martin Luther King Jr. murals, one for each year of his life, planned across Connecticut
Bristol's MLK39: Diversity & Equity Tour
We're partnering with RiseUP for Arts to create a large-scale public art mural that will celebrate the diversity and cultures of the community and highlight the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
With your help, Bristol can be one of 39 communities across Connecticut to create 39 total murals for each year of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life.
We're inviting community members to donate $39 in his honor to our #MLK39 mural project, set to be unveiled this spring. Learn More
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ice Skating at Page Park and Rockwell Park is open for the season
We had a blast ice skating at Rockwell Park this past Friday! See all photos
Ice skating outdoors in Bristol’s parks is completely free. Rockwell Park Lagoon and Page Park Pond are open for skating at your own risk. Please monitor www.BristolRec.com for up to date ice and weather conditions.
Pop Up Artshop - Valentine's Day Style!
Saturday, February 12
Ages 5-7 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm (guardian welcome)
Ages 2-4 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm (guardian required)
We're hosting two 90-minute workshops for young ones to engage in love-themed crafts. Spend time at just one station, or peruse what each craft station has to offer! Children will engage their creativity muscles, fine-motor skills, and be able to bring home at least one craft to celebrate Valentine's Day. Learn More
Join the BEYOND Leaders!
BEYOND (Bristol Empowering Youth Opportunities
and Nurturing Development) Leaders
Are you a youth in Middle School or High School? Gain volunteer hours towards college or references for your first job. Work with City, State and Federal leaders on reducing youth drug use and underage drinking rates. Send a message to your friends that you do not have to do drugs or drink alcohol to have fun. BEYOND meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Learn More
We are collecting valentines through February 11th
You're invited to write a kind letter to an elderly Bristol community member, and we'll deliver it to a senior in need of a little love. During difficult times it's important to make sure our seniors feel supported and loved. Participants are encouraged to make their own cards, draw pictures, write letters, or simply sign boxed Valentine's Cards.
Completed cards can be dropped off at:
  • Youth & Community Services (51 High Street)
  • Dennis Malone Aquatic Center (325 Mix Street)
BPRYCS staff have relocated to the Youth & Community Services building at 51 High Street.
Bristol City Hall will be undergoing renovations in an effort to create a modernized and accessible facility for residents. The work is expected to take place from 2022 to 2024. The BPRYCS Main Office at City Hall will be closed until the project's completion.
Hiring: Recreation Intern
Paid Position, May - August 2022
Are you seeking an internship that will provide you with a wide range of experience? Join us this summer and assist with daily operations of a busy, diverse and comprehensive summer parks, recreation, youth and community services department. Support department operations across five divisions and assist with programming, special events, office work, and camps.
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
Main Office
City Hall - 2nd Floor
111 North Main Street