Parks & Recreation



   Bristol Parks and Recreation has just made it easier for you to register and pay for all of our fitness offerings, trips, and Providence Performing Arts Center events! You are now able to find classes, trips, and PPAC events and schedules online, book them, and pay for them using your debit or credit card. Of course, you may also register and pay for any class or event in person using cash, check, or credit/debit card.

   If you currently have class cards, please see us at the front desk for your new key fob which will enable speedy check in. Our new system also allows for the option to receive email alerts when your class card needs to be renewed, when a class is cancelled, or if a class you're enrolled in has an instructor change.

Please click on the "Get Our App" button to download now to your mobile device to register and pay for classes, trips, and events!

​If you have a desktop computer, please visit


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