There is a 2.5% convenience fee for every credit card with a minimum $2

Announcements & News

September 2020 Newsletter

2020 Air Line Trail Community Bike Ride

Portland Recreational Complex set to open Monday, June 20, 2020!! - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Parks & Rec 1/2 Day Summer Camp - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Starting Monday 7/20/2020
Monday through Thursday, Friday reserved as a rain date
AM Session: 9am-12pm
PM Session: 2pm-5pm 

Virtual Walking/Mile Results

Mile Results
Step Results 

Virtual Step and Mile Challenges!

Register for Portland Family Trivia and for Jukebox Bingo!


Stay Safe at Our Parks! - Tuesday, March 31, 2020


In an attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have posted signs around our facilities noting the closure of fields and play areas in town for all organized and group activities.


These areas include the two fields and horseshoe pits at Rose Hill / Bransfield Park, Nolan Field, the fields on Middlesex Avenue, the basketball court and play area at Brownstone Intermediate School. This also includes the use of playgrounds and fields at the high school, Gildersleeve and Valley View.


We urge and request all residents to follow social distancing precautions and guidelines provided by the Department of Public Health in the attached image above.


Continue going outside for some fresh air. Enjoy the Airline Trail, trail at Riverfront Park, reservoir trails for hiking, and the walking path at Rose Hill. Please maintain 6ft distance. Thank you for your understanding.
Follow us on FaceBook @PortlandCTParksandRecreation or check our hotline at 860-262-7234 for updated information on how our department is working through these tough times, and possible recommendations to keep busy!

Please Be Cautious and Stay Safe! - Thursday, March 12, 2020

RecDesk Info

Portland Parks and Recreation is very excited to announce our new on-line registration website for programs information, facilities, updates, and easier registration process for our participants.  We are hoping that by having this feature, our participants do not have to spend time over and over filling out the same forms or finding some time to come into the office to register.  This program will allow you to register right from your computer or phone, without any hassles.  This is new for us, so any issues or questions, please contact us at the number below as we work to make registration and finding Parks and Recreation information an easier process.
  • You will have the ability to register and pay online with a credit card.
  • NOTE: Credit cards have a 2.5% convenience fee with a $2.00 minimum.
  • You can still register by mail or drop in and with check or cash.
  • Summer Programs are currently open for registration
  • By creating a membership account, our registration process will become easier.
  • The website will contain up to date program information
  • Participants will be able to check if programs are full or open from the website.
  • Facility information, schedules, and directions.

The Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to work toward our goal;

  • Cancellation alerts or program updates sent to your phone or email.
  • Calendars to check team and program schedules.

Any questions, please contact us at the Parks and Recreation Office at 860-342-6757.


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