The Trails Project

Project Objectives: Plan, install, maintain and renovate over fifteen (15) miles (10 ft. wide) hiking and multipurpose trails. Works of improvement consist of preservation and enhancement of urban trails in Hartford’s Keney Park. Also exploring ways to build linkage to trail system through Keney Park and surrounding towns/communities. The project affords opportunities for the Park…

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Keney Park History

Keney Park, composing 693 acres, is one of the largest designed landscapes in the United States. An initial gift of 533 acres by investor and wholesale grocer, Henry Keney to the City of Hartford in 1894, it expanded the City’s then-emerging park system. Keney Park was designed by the landscape architectural firm of Olmsted, Olmsted…

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