Pope Park Brings History Into the Modern Day
March 3, 2015 | trioonline
There's plenty to do at Hartford's Pope Park. You and your family can splash and swim in one of two pools—one indoors and one outdoors—or simply dip a toe on the park's noticeably pristine pond or the river that runs through it. Head to the playground instead if you have a big group of youngsters. It's been recently renovated for families, as has much of the park.
A renovation was in order since the park was built right around the turn of the 20th century. In 2000, a new plan was put into action to completely refresh Pope Park. It's well underway and has already begun to restore the park back to its original glory when Colonel Albert Pope donated the space to Hartford. Pope Park even boasts a forested area for snowshoeing and ample, convenient parking to make trips for the whole day or just an afternoon easy ones.