Parks & Recreation


It is the mission of the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department to:
  • Create and protect the recreational uses of open space
  • Create, promote, and implement programs that reflect the recreational and cultural diversity of the community
  • Maintain a beautiful park and playground system
  • Preserve our natural resources


We believe:
  • A well-developed Recreation Department will benefit the entire community
  • All citizens have the right to opportunities to pursue their leisure interests
  • Recreation fosters wellness and fitness
  • Recreation is a life-long activity
  • Recreation is not only sports, but any leisure time activity
  • Recreation relieves stress and develops self-esteem