June 27, 2022
BPRYCS offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Please note, there are no programs/summer camps on Monday, July 4th.
The pools at Page Park and Rockwell Park opened this past weekend! Cool off in the park now through August 21st! The outdoor pools are open 1:00 - 7:00 PM everyday.

SNAP/EBT at the Farmers Market
Visit BPRYCS at the Bristol Farmers Market and use your SNAP/EBT card to shop for local, nutritious foods! The 2022 Farmers Market is held at 15 Riverside Avenue (Bristol Health Medical Care Center’s parking lot) - visit Bristolallheart.com for vendor and market updates.
Bristol Residents Kevin Dragon and Carlos Rivera Join Parks Crew
BPRYCS is pleased to announce the selection of Bristol residents Kevin Dragon and Carlos Rivera to assume the role of Park Maintainer and Parks Heavy Truck Driver respectively. Superintendent Medeiros stated, “We are very pleased to have Kevin and Carlos joining our Parks, Grounds and Facilities Maintenance Team. Both of these guys came to us with strong experience, passion for outdoor work, and positive attitudes. Additionally, both are residents of the city and users of our great public park system.” Read More
July is Parks and Recreation Month
Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks. This July, BPRYCS is celebrating with the theme We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation.
Bristol Parks Superintendent Elected to National Parks Accreditation Council
BPRYCS Superintendent Josh Medeiros was recruited and elected to the National Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) as a Practitioner Representative. COAPRT is the country’s premier accreditation agency for higher education programs. Read More
Rockin' Out at Rockwell -
Summer Concert Series
Tuesday, June 28 - Mass-Conn-Fusion
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us for week two of the free concert series as we enjoy Mass-Conn-Fusion! Weekly performances every Tuesday night through 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 - Comic Strips & Flip Books
Thursday, July 7
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 8 - 14
Learn how to tell stories with your art! Participants will first learn techniques involved with creating comic strips and flip books. Then, they will choose one to create, and leave with a take-home project. Learn More
Bristol Green Team -
at Rockwell Park
Saturday, July 9
9:00 - 11:00 am
Join the Bristol Green Team for the first cleanup of the season at Rockwell Park. All participants receive a free t-shirt and we provide all of the cleanup supplies. Enjoy a day in the park while making Bristol beautiful! Learn More
MLK39 Mural Reveal Party
Thursday, July 14
6:00 - 7:30 pm
95 Riverside Ave.
Join us in celebrating the reveal of our community-funded mural! We're honored to be a part of this project, & want to thank the Bristol community for helping us bring it to life. Light refreshments & music will be provided. Learn More
Ralph Strong City Tennis Tournament
Friday, July 29 - Saturday, July 30
Page Park
Ages 4 - 17
Boys and girls will compete separately in singles matches by age division. Registration is free. Participants must bring an unopened can of tennis balls to their first match. The first 35 registrants will receive a free Ralph Strong Tennis Tournament t-shirt. Learn More
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