Upgrade Your Play! 

The Upgrade Your Play campaign is the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services (BPRYCS) Department’s latest endeavor in its mission of delivering high quality facilities to our residents. The department recently installed an entirely new playground, that the community picked out, at Stocks Playground at Casey Field (ribbon cutting & grand opening planned for spring 2023), as well as an array of new swings at Federal Hill Green. 

Many residents responded with hopes of new playground equipment at their closest neighborhood playgrounds…. well, we heard you and we’re ready to Upgrade your Play! 

Plans are underway for upgraded playgrounds at:
  - Seymour Park
  - Wilson Park
  - Peck Park
  - Federal Hill Green and Riordan Playground

In an effort to better understand your needs and priorities, we ask that you please review the following playground plans and rank them in order of priority. 

This information will guide the department in determining the order of playground upgrades. We also invite you to provide feedback on the current plans.  

Seymour Park 

Located on Shrub Road 

Seymour Park was acquired through the  estate of George Dudley Seymour in 1971. Seymour Park is located next to the Barnes Nature Center.

Wilson Park 

Located on King Street

Wilson Park was given to the City by Bristol Brass Corporation in memory of Albert Wilson in 1950. In addition to the playground, Wilson Park features a softball field and basketball court. 

Peck Park 

Located on Daly Street

Land for the park was transferred from the Board of Education to the city in 1976. Developed and constructed through Community Development funding and completed in 1977, the park has an established trust fund to cover maintenance under the will of Constant Y. Peck. The entrance to the park is located off of Daley Street, with additional parking off Pine Street through Greene-Hills School.

Federal Hill Green & Riordan Playground

Located on Maple Street and Queen Street

Federal Hill Green was placed under the control of the park board at its formation in 1913. The Riordan Playground was built in 1974, and named for former Park Commissioner James Riordan. 

Upgrade Your Play! 

In an effort to better understand your needs and priorities, we ask that you please rank the playground plans (1 - 4) in order of priority.

Ranking: One (1) being the playground you'd like to see completed first & four (4) being a lesser priority playground for you. 

Ranking has closed - However, we'd still love to hear any feedback on the Park Plans below: 

Thank you!

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and we look forward to Upgrading Your Play!