August 16, 2021
Fall Program Registration opens to Residents on Tuesday, August 24th!
Saturday, August 21st
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Embrace the Bristol community at the free Back to School Block Party on Saturday, August 21. Enjoy balloon twisting arts and crafts, Airbrush tattoos, music, family-friendly activities and more! Bring your friends, neighbors, and chairs to Brackett Park for a nice day out.
Kite Building & Flying - Nelson's Field
Saturday, September 4th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
We’ll be catching the breeze at Nelson’s Field on Saturday, September 4! Join us as we assemble our own kites to fill the sky will colorful creations. Kite assembly expresses creativity in a constructive manner. Kite building is for kids of all ages and we have different kits for different age groups and different abilities. Kiters are welcome to bring their own kite as well. BPRYCS staff will also will be flying some fun kites for all to enjoy.
Monday, August 23 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Mark your calendars for the 10th annual Pooch Plunge! - Rain or Shine! Why should humans have all the FUN? Join us for a doggy-only pool party! Bring your four-legged friends out for the 10th annual Pooch Plunge at the Rockwell Park Pool! Admission to Pooch Plunge is $3.00 at the gate (includes canine and companions).
Rockwell Park Amphitheater

Fleetwood Macked is a New York based Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. Hailed as the most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the U.S., much of the realism comes from the bands history. Husband and wife musical team Hillary and Michael (Stevie and Lindsey ) and friends Cecile "Cc Keyz", Jay and Phil (Christine, John and Mick) will feature Fleetwood Mac's hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today!

The FREE concerts are held outdoors at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. Weather updates will be posted on concert days to www.BristolRec.com. For those looking for dinner, a different food truck will join us in the park each week, brought to you by the West End Association of Bristol. Opening acts begin at 6:00 pm and main acts go on at 6:30 pm. The amphitheater holds plenty of seats, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening.

Thursday, August 26th - Begins at 5:00 PM
Muzzy Field

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department invite all school children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade to join us at the fourth annual Mayor’s Back to School Pencil Hunt, on Thursday, August 26th.
Students can start the school year right as they participate in a scavenger hunt for pencils. The prizes include: Leapfrog Academy, an Amazon Fire, a Kindle, a Chromebook, a TI84 calculator, binders, notebooks, pens, and more. Every child will win back to school supplies.

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer for FREE Movie Nights at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars. Movie nights take place on Friday evenings beginning at 8:30 pm.

Showing: Godzilla vs Kong
Legends collide in "Godzilla vs. Kong" as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans--instigated by unseen forces--is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

That's a wrap on summer softball!
2021 Men's 40-and-Over Summer League Champions:
Black Label/Primo Press
Top row (from left to right):
Shane Wasson, Rob Lacotoure, Shawn McMahon, Justin Trella
Bottom row (from left to right): Mike Kulak, Phil Rothkugel, Steve Bashaw, Shawn Paul, Jojo Padilla, Keith Lipscomb, Kevin Kalat
Not Pictured: Fran Labriola, Gregg Colli
2021 Men's 18+ Summer Softball League Champions: 
Sporty's Cafe
Top row (from left to right): Kevin Madera, Kevin Rivers, Brian Thompson, Joe Randall, Joe Carosella, Josh Kimball, Mark Campochiaro, Shayne Callanan, Connor Sonstrom
Bottom row (from left to right): Trevor Dalia, Ben Nichols, Tim Lancaster, Elijah Minella, Mike Methot
Sunday, August 15th - Sunday, August 22nd

In order to keep the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center in the best condition, the facility will be closed to patrons from August 15th - 22nd, as staff perform annual maintenance. Page and Rockwell Pool will remain open until August 22nd.
Have you visited Rockwell Park lately? New signage along the Pequabuck outlines how we can help keep our waterways clean and healthy.
Can you believe it?!
Last week was the last week of Summer Camp!
Enjoy a dip before summer ends! Page and Rockwell Pool are both open daily 1pm - 7pm and will close for the season on August 22nd.
Every Monday and Thursday
Now - August 30th

Teen Nights promote positive youth development through a variety of specialty designed activities, bonding trips, and adventurous opportunities.
Follow BEST on social media for additional and up-to-the-minute information on events and activities.

Safe, secure, & fun organized evening events for Bristol youth ages 13 to 18. Activities include:
  • Escape Room
  • Game Truck
  • Go Karting
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
Main Office
City Hall - 2nd Floor
111 North Main Street