WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
June 13, 2022
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
PRIDE NIGHT
Tomorrow - Tuesday, June 14 at Muzzy Field
Gates open 5:30 pm
Game starts 6:30 pm
Support Bristol's LGBTQ+ community, friends, and family, at the Bristol Blues game! We'll be on the concourse before the game with giveaways, raffles, and more! The first 100 people to check in with BPRYCS will receive a free t-shirt! Please note this is a ticketed event. Learn More
GROUP TRIP - THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Friday, June 17
8:00 am Departure
Next stop: New York City! Join our group trip to The Museum of Modern Art and get a taste of thought-provoking modern and contemporary art. Includes transportation to and from the museum and a museum ticket. All ages welcome, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Learn More
Thank you volunteers!
Shout out to everyone who came out for the Bristol Green Team this month!
We spent this past Saturday at Page Park cleaning up and removing trash to help keep the park healthy and beautiful. Together, the Bristol Green Team has traveled hundreds of miles removing thousands of pounds of trash from Bristol's park spaces. The next Green Team is July 9th at Rockwell Park from 9:00 - 11:00 am. All supplies are provided upon arrival. See you there! Learn More
Big thank you to all of the community members who helped wash and count rubber ducks with the City of Bristol's Arts and Culture Commission this past Saturday!
Volunteers helped organize and clean over 5,000 rubber ducks in preparation for the
annual Pequabuck River Duck Race. Mayor Caggiano joined volunteers at Perry Pavilion as they sorted ducks by their assigned numbers.
COMING UP
ROCKIN' OUT AT ROCKWELL
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Tuesday, June 21 - Savage Brothers
6:00 - 8:00 pm
We're kicking off our free 8-week Summer Concert Series with the Savage Brothers! Weekly performances every Tuesday night from June 21st to August 9th. Opening acts begin at 6:00 pm and main acts take the stage at 6:30 pm. Bring your family & friends, blankets & chairs, a grab dinner at the food trucks, and enjoy! Learn More
Pop Up Art Shop
Saturday, June 25
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kumihimo Bracelet Making 
Ages 14+
Learn the technique and ancient Japanese origins (the practice goes back centuries!) of braiding cord. Participants will learn the basics, as well as how to braid with beads. Learn More
INTRO TO MOUNTAIN BIKING
Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
5:30 - 6:30 pm at Rockwell Park
Ages 8 - 17
This exciting new program is geared towards learning to mountain bike and trail safety while having fun and developing skills! This class is for beginners new to the sport that are looking to take things to the next level without the guesswork and hardships of trial and error. Program covers bike set up, riding positions, braking, cornering, front wheel lifts, and more. Learn More
TEEN NIGHT SOCIAL - CRAZY TIE DYE FUN
Thursday, July 7
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ages 13 - 17
Join BEST for their first Teen Night of the Summer! Tie Dye a shirt for all of the exciting Teen Night Activities scheduled. Teen Nights provide teens with a safe space and a variety of activities to make friends, engage in positive development, and provide an alternative to using harmful substances. Teen Nights are designed with a variety of themes and are held at various park and field trip locations to cater to as many different interests as possible. Learn More
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Peck Park's four (4) tennis courts have been resurfaced and we're excited to announce it is officially the city’s first hybrid pickleball facility! There are now four (4) pickleball courts at Peck Park and equipment (nets, balls, paddles) is available onsite! The Basketball Courts at Rockwell and Brackett Park have also been resurfaced and are ready for a summer spent outdoors!
OUTDOOR POOLS OPENING JUNE 25
Page Park Pool
DeWitt Page Park Road
Open Everyday
June 25 - August 22
1:00 - 7:00 pm
Features:
  • Zero depth entry ramp
  • Water spray features
  • Depth: 0 ft. - 5 ft.
  • Six (6) lanes of swimming space
Rockwell Park Pool
Dutton Avenue / Jacobs Street
Open Everyday
June 25 - August 22
1:00 - 7:00 pm
Features:
  • Adjacent to Rockwell Park Splash Pad
  • Depth: 1.5 ft. - 5 ft.
  • Four (4) lanes of swimming space
Dennis Malone Aquatic Center (DMAC)
325 Mix Street
Open Year Round
Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Features:
  • One -meter diving board
  • Depth: 4 ft. - 12 ft.
  • Six (6) lanes of swimming space
Splash Pads
Open 7 days a week | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Splash pads are located at:
  • Page Park
  • E.G. Stocks Playground
  • Rockwell Park
Splash pads are free and open to residents and non-residents.
Summer Pool Memberships
Valid June 1 - August 31
Includes access to all three pools!
Fee:
Adults (Ages 18 - 64) ... $40.00 Residents / $80.00 Non-Residents
Children (0 -17) ... $25.00 Residents / $50.00 Non-Residents
Seniors/College (65+) ... $35.00 Residents / $70.00 Non-Residents
Daily Swim
Outdoor Pools (Rockwell & Page) - Daily Swim Fee:
Adults (Ages 18 - 64) ... $2.00 Residents / $8.00 Non-Residents
Children (0 -17) ... $1.00 Residents / $4.00 Non-Residents
Seniors/College (65+) ... $1.50 Residents / $6.00 Non-Residents
Indoor Pool (DMAC) - Daily Swim Fee:
Adults (Ages 18 - 64) ... $7.00 Residents & Non-Residents
Children (0 -17) ... $3.00 Residents & Non-Residents
Seniors/College (65+) ... $6.00 Residents & Non-Residents
We are proud to be bringing the 3rd Annual Community Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the City of Bristol this August. We are seeking community feedback on the direction of the conversation this year. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and leave any feedback on what you'd like to see at this years' conversation.
What movie would you like to see at
Movie Night?
On Friday, August 12th at 8:00 pm we're headed to the park for a movie on the big screen under the stars! Grab your friends, family, and favorite snack for a free movie outdoors at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. Learn More
City of Bristol
Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
51 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010