Bushnell Park Is Here For You

Safe to Play, or Sing or Read….
During the difficult time, Bushnell Park is here for you. At a time when parks offer so much that we need right now, Hartford’s only downtown park needs your help to keep our 37 acres and over 450 trees well-cared for.

Bushnell Park is a safe oasis for natural social distancing. More than ever, Bushnell Park is enjoyed daily for walking, running, biking, yoga, or just sitting and watching the world go by.

During this pandemic, we have lost much valued income from our events and fundraisers cancelled over the past several months – we need your support.

Please help by making up the looming loss we face with a donation now.
Thank you for generosity.

In Memory of Frank Lord

We are saddened by the death of our friend and former board member Frank Lord on July 3 after a long illness. Frank was a beloved and active member of the Hartford community. He had a zest for life, adventure, fun and humor. He and his wife of 37 years, Suzanne Hopgood, traveled extensively throughout the world as bicycle enthusiasts, always returning to downtown Hartford where he called home. Many will fondly remember his avid bike club around the local area.

Frank had a strong sense of community. In addition to serving on the Bushnell Park Foundation as its Vice President as well as his ongoing support, he was devoted to the City of Hartford as a Commissioner on the Hartford Pension Commission, Greater Hartford Transit District Board as Vice Chairman, twice as President of The Mark Twain House & Museum, as Treasurer of Hands on Hartford, a member of the Steering Committee of the Catalyst Endowment of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and relationships with many other organizations.

You can support the Park with a donation in Frank’s memory and we will notify his family. Thank you.

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