June 20, 2022
T-minus one week until summer camp!
Staff training is well underway for this year's summer camp. Training includes CPR/First Aid, team building, social and emotional learning and mindfulness, general operating procedures, emergency preparedness and more!
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 -
Kumihimo Bracelet Making 
Saturday, June 25
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
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
BPRYCS celebrated Pride Night at the Bristol Blues game on Tuesday, June 14th. Community members of all ages showed their support for our LBGTQUI+ community. Thank you PODS for the support and an amazing evening.
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!
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