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Active City Hartford

Active City Hartford

  • Activating our city

    Activating our city

  • Building a better community

    Building a better community

  • Inspiring Teamwork

    Inspiring Teamwork

  • Facilitating Unity

    Facilitating Unity

  • Making Connections

    Making Connections

Active City was born out of a collaboration between leaders from two successful youth sports programs in the City of Hartford.  Saturday Hoopsters, a winter youth basketball program which serves 600 children, and Hartford Soccer Club, a youth soccer program which serves 400 children, were previously independent youth recreation programs.  These programs, like many youth sports and recreation programs in the City, lacked the advantages of support from a parent organization or Board of Directors that would be able to help oversee operations, pinpoint the needs of the children in the City, assist in fundraising, share best practices, and centralize advertising and registration operations.  In an effort to fill this management gap and to help reach and serve more children and families in Hartford, a Board of Directors was created in Fall 2013 and Active City received its tax-exempt status in September 2014.  Both Saturday Hoopsters and Hartford Soccer Club, now fall under the structure of Active City as its first two members, and more partnerships are being sought to maximize the benefits Active City can provide.

Active City hopes to work with community stakeholders to transform Hartford into America’s most physically active city for children. It will ensure that all Hartford youth are involved in organized and affordable athletic programs. These programs will grow and develop their spirit, mind, and body, while also fostering relationships between the city’s youth and positive members of our community. 

Active City is a non-profit organization formed to bring together different sports and recreation organizations to better organize and support youth recreation throughout the city. Long standing youth programs such as Saturday Hoopsters, Hartford Soccer Club, and Mayor Mike’s Little League now fall under Active City’s structure. The creation of Active City is intended to better serve Hartford’s youth. By combining ongoing efforts to keep children active we hope to not only improve the quality of the existing programs, but also increase the availability of the programs by increasing awareness and keeping costs low to families. 


Hartford Families! We are excited to partner with Hartford's Sports and Recreation Department and The Justice Education Center to offer Hartford youth access to four gyms across the city Monday-Friday from 4pm to 8pm this summer.

Go to the "Summer Night Gyms" page in the menu for more information.

Field Status

  • UConn Law School

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Hyland Park

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Goodwin Park

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Grace Academy

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Cronin Park

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Annie Fisher School

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Bushnell Park Stage

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Keney Park Golf Course

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Naylor School

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
  • Covenant Prep

    Updated: 04/06/23 1:20PM
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