Help children develop healthy habits early.

5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness


Have you ever walked or biked the Hartford Loop, thought about hiking some of Hartford's gorgeous nature areas, or wished to learn more about tennis, dance, swimming, and other health enrichment activities? Have you fallen in love with Hartford's parks and recreational facilities? Maybe you're a Hartford resident on a mission to eat as healthy as possible. Maybe you want to join an athletic team with your friends. Are you looking for new and exciting health-related opportunities? Whatever is on your mind and wish list, information is at your fingertips at

The Capital City offers endless opportunities to get fit, have fun, and explore what the city has to offer. Hartford's excellent park system and recreational facilities provide great benefits and programs at no cost throughout the year. Get started here!

Be Active: Tips & Tools

Being active makes you feel good! Think better sleep, improved moods, a fitter body and stronger muscles - the benefits are endless. 

Start moving by making small changes

However you choose to move, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.

Making small changes to your routine by including small bursts of activity throughout your day all adds up and makes it easier to stay active. So whether it’s a 10-minute seated or yoga workout in the morning, a bike ride, walking your dog or walking during your lunch break at work, playing with your children, or even moving when talking on the phone – every little helps to start improving your health.

Build new habits

Repeat the activities you enjoy daily and keep trying new activities that motivate you.

Doing your activities at the same time every day can help you build activity into your routine. Regularly taking the time to recognize how what you’re doing is helping you to meet your goals can also help to create a habit.

Hartford Parks


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