Manchester, Connecticut

Northwest Park

Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike

Pavilion Rental

Activities at Northwest Park begin in April, including high school baseball games, Little League games continue into the Fall.

This facility is the most recent addition to the town's park system and is a great place for sports enthusiasts--whether playing or rooting for the home team. The park offers a lighted baseball field and a lighted Little League field.

For nature lovers and hikers/walkers, the Union Pond Trail portion of the Hockanum River Linear Park extends into Northwest Park. The trail connects to the accessible stonedust/bituminous concrete path, which runs throughout the property linking the parks passive and active recreation areas.

Most recently, work has been completed on a 50-foot pier adjacent to the picnic pavilion. The pier extends out over Union Pond at a height of 18 feet above the water, and is a great place for observing the many birds that make the pond their home, including hawks, blue heron, and ducks. In the fall, the observation deck will provide a spectacular view of New England color.

The pier complements the park’s pavilion that is now available for rental by individuals and groups. Several dates are already booked for this fall and the department is now taking reservations for next year. Policies, rental fees and other information is available at the Center Springs Recreation office.

The pavilion is open-sided, covered and 55-feet in diameter with a concrete floor. It provides just about everything for a great get together, including picnic tables that comfortably seat up to 130 people.  Attached to the pavilion are restrooms and a kitchen equipped with a stove, freezer and refrigerator with a window that opens to serve the picnic area.  A 72” charbroiler/grill is available for rental.

Northwest Park is located at the north end of Manchester. The park hosts a class “A” little league field and a class “A” baseball field. In addition, there are hiking trails, a picnic pavilion with a full kitchen, fishing pier, sand volleyball courts, and a boundless playground.