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Fernridge Park, Playground and Pool

Fernridge Park and Pool, Fern Street, West Hartford, CT, USA

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There is something for everyone at Fernridge Park and Pool!

Fernridge Park provides a multitude of options for outdoor recreation. With two playscapes, a sandbox, pond, sports fields, and a splash pad and swimming pool that are open seasonally, little ones could be entertained for a good part of the day here. Older kids and adults can make use of tennis and basketball courts, as well as a baseball diamond. There is a traditional playscape with a neighboring sandbox complete with a digger, as well as a more modern playscape for older children. 

When everybody is done playing on the playscapes, cool off in the newly renovated pool. There is a 6-lane, 25-yard lap pool adjacent to a zero-entry recreational pool. The splash pad is geared towards the younger set, providing options for all. The facilities were also recently updated with Special Needs changing rooms, and are all now fully accessible. There is a fee for the pool - at the time of writing it is $5/child and $6/adult for residents, and $7.50 and $9 respectively, for non-residents.During the height of COVID, they were recommending reservations; this does not appear to be the case this season, but check their website for the most up-to-date information. 

There are plenty of large shade trees throughout the complex. Picnic tables and grills make this a great choice for a COVID-friendly party locale. There is a pond that is a great spot to watch the ducks and geese; together with ample green space it provides a great peaceful ambience.

Features

Playground Baby Swings Ball Fields Pool Grassy field Splashpad Sandbox
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Wynee Lou
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