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Parks, Golf Courses, Nature Trails & More

With over 1,200 acres of parkland in 44 city parks, New Britain prides itself in having the highest ratio of public park space to total town land in Connecticut. New Britain’s Parks System is host to a large variety of sports and recreation venues, activities, facilities, and events. These include special events, concerts, tournaments, aquatics programs, baseball, softball, soccer, football and cricket fields, basketball and tennis courts, playscapes, bike races, nature trails, ice skating areas, walking paths, and fishing derbies.


This nature trail was developed to encourage residents, students, and teachers to learn more about the habitats and wildlife found within this area of New Britain. It is hoped that projects like this will foster a greater understanding and appreciation for wildlife and their habitats. The development of this trail required the teamwork of town and state officials, groups, companies, and individuals. Please enjoy it and care for it. Please leave only your footprints and take out any trash!

Tee off at one of our nearby Golf Courses

Golfers looking for a challenge can tee off at Stanley Golf Course, a sprawling 27-hole public course located in New Britain, Connecticut. With three distinct nine-hole courses (Blue, Red, and White), Stanley offers variety for golfers of all skill levels. The course also boasts a state-of-the-art driving range with heated and lit covered bays, perfect for honing your swing. Beyond the greens, Stanley features a pro shop, a restaurant, and even hosts golf clinics for both adults and kids.

Steeped in history, Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, Connecticut, offers a classic golf experience. Designed in 1899 by the legendary Willie Park Jr., known for bringing golf to the world, this private 18-hole course is a golfer’s dream. Shuttle Meadow embodies the Scottish tradition, with challenging greens and strategically placed bunkers. Limited memberships ensure tee times are never required, and the nearly 400 acres of natural beauty provide a picturesque backdrop for your round.

Stop and smell the roses at walnut hill park!

New Britain’s Rose Garden, nestled within Walnut Hill Park, offers a fragrant escape. Though not the original rose garden planted in 1929, the current iteration, spearheaded by the Friends of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden, is a blooming success story. Over 1,000 rose bushes boasting a kaleidoscope of colors sprawl across the grounds, designed in a formal layout with central walkways. The revitalized garden serves not only as a visual delight, but also as a community hub, fostering connections through its beauty and the organization’s dedication to its upkeep.

Reaching New Heights: Jump Park Fun for All Ages!

Fun City Trampoline Park in New Britain is a haven for jump enthusiasts of all ages. With features like open jump courts, a slam dunk zone, and a giant foam pit, it’s a place to get bouncing, practice tricks, and have a blast. They even have a climbing wall for those who want to take a break from the air and challenge themselves on a vertical adventure. Fun City is open throughout the week with extended hours on weekends, making it a perfect destination for a rainy day outing or an active birthday party.

YMCA: Strengthening Our Community Through Fitness and More

The New Britain-Berlin YMCA is a pillar of health and community in the area. Located at 50 High Street, this 90,000-square-foot facility offers a wide range of programs for all ages and interests. Whether you’re looking to bulk up in the weight room, improve your endurance on the cardio machines, or take a group fitness class, the YMCA has something for you. There’s even a new massage studio for post-workout relaxation! They also boast double gymnasiums for basketball, racquetball courts, and programs like swimming that cater to the whole family. Focused on fostering a connected community, the New Britain-Berlin YMCA goes beyond fitness with childcare options and educational programs, making it a valuable resource for New Britain residents.

Bike New Britain: Building a Bicycle-Friendly New Britain

Bike New Britain is a non-profit organization that has been instrumental in making New Britain a bicycle-friendly community. They offer educational resources and programs to encourage safe cycling, and have helped to establish safe routes throughout the city. They also operate a used bicycle shop which is a great resource for affordable bikes.


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