WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
November 9, 2020
NEW YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS
Our Youth & Community Services staff have been working hard to provide programming and virtual resources in the midst of COVID. The Youth Services division is offering an educational and inspiring program designed to assist young people to become trained leaders in their spaces!

MUZZY FIELD UPDATE
Construction is well underway on the Muzzy Field renovations. This week the final pieces of the field were stripped. Additional enhancements include replacing the the lighting system, the irrigation system, as well as the stadium's fence. The renovations are slated to be completed by the end of fall.
THE DENNIS MALONE AQAUTIC CENTER REMAINS OPEN
Make a splash at the city's indoor public pool, open year round. Sign up for water fitness classes, learn how to swim, or join a team!

Facility Address:
Dennis Malone Aquatic Center
325 Mix Street
Bristol, CT 06010
BACK TO SCHOOL?
Our Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, has been working closely with Bristol Public Schools and the Board of Education since the return to school in early September. Discussions include utilizing school locations during COVID, the anticipation to supply additional remote learning locations in the future, and the anticipation to return to indoor programming as Winter quickly approaches.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bristol Eliminating Substance Use Together (BEST) announced a major brand refresh to reflect the Drug-Free Community Coalition’s all-encompassing commitment to reducing substance abuse in Bristol.

The rebranding was spearheaded by BEST Coalition Co-Chair and Bristol’s department of Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services, Drug Free Communities Grant Project Coordinator, Jenelle Howard. Howard expressed her excitement about the rebranding, stating “We are excited to be taking BEST to another level with the help of our coalition and the community”.

Fueled by the recent re-funding of the $125,000 Drug Free Communities Grant, awarded to BEST in October of 2020 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), BEST has embraced the evolution of the coalition as their fight against drug use has remained constant. The result is an overhaul on the coalition’s image, branding, and positioning in the community. 

Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
Main Office
City Hall - 2nd Floor
111 North Main Street