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Facilities/Directions

Recreation Park

DIRECTIONS:
GPS Address = 493 South End Rd., Plantsville ~ Restaurant across from park entrance

From Wallingford Area: Take 691 North to Exit 4 (Southington). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto Meriden-Waterbury Road. At the second traffic light (Arby's on your right), turn right onto South End Road. Continue straight - the entrance to Recreation Park will be on approx. ¼ mile ahead on your left at a traffic signal.

From I-84 East: Take Exit 28 (Meriden-Waterbury Rd./Route 322). At light, turn right onto Meriden-Waterbury Road (Route 322). Continue approx. 3 miles through several lights. Once you pass the Southington Drive-In (on your left), you'll come to a traffic light (McDonald's on your right). Turn left at this light onto South End Road. Continue straight - the entrance to Recreation Park will be approx. ¼ mile ahead on your left at a traffic signal.

From I-84 West: Take Exit 29, which will be on your left. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight through the intersection onto Mulberry Street. At the third stop sign, turn right onto South End Road. The entrance to Recreation Park will be about ¼ mile ahead on your right at a traffic signal.


Yousuf Al-Marzook Athletic Field

Yousuf Al-Marzook Field, dedicated October 15, 1977, is home to the University's soccer and lacrosse programs. The complex, located behind the Sports Center, includes a newly refurbished all-turf field lined for soccer and lacrosse. It also sports permanent grandstands and a new state of the art scoreboard. Al-Marzook Field was renovated as part of the University's Home Field Advantage campaign.

Yousuf Al-Marzook Field was made possible through the generosity of Faisal Al-Marzook, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1967. At the time of the dedication, the donation was the largest single alumni contribution ever received by the University. The field was dedicated to the memory of Faisal's father. The Yousuf Al-Marzook Athletic Field is dedicated to the encouragement of international peace through academic cooperation and interchange.


DIRECTIONS:

The University of Hartford is easily accessible from interstate highways 84 and 91.

  • Traveling I-91 (from Vermont or New Haven) and I-84 West (From Boston) exiting to Wolcott Avenue …
  • From I-91 South, take exit 35B and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Wolcott Avenue ...
  • From I-91 North, take the same exit and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Wolcott Avenue ...
  • From I-84 West, take exit 61 onto I-291 West. Follow to exit 1 (Route 218). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Wolcott Avenue …

… Then ...continue straight as Wolcott Avenue turns into Cottage Grove Road (Route 218).
After traveling four miles from the exit, and after passing a major shopping center on the left, you will come to the intersection of routes 218 and 189. Take a left onto Bloomfield Avenue (Route 189 South) and proceed to the University of Hartford entrance less than two miles on the left.

Traveling I-84 East (from Waterbury): Take exit 44 (Prospect Avenue). Bear left at the stop sign, then take a left onto Prospect. Follow Prospect Avenue to its downhill end. Take a right onto Route 44 (Albany Avenue), followed by a quick, sharp left onto Bloomfield Avenue (Route 189 North). The campus is a half mile on the right.

Upon Entering Campus:

Main Entrance (at traffic light)
Make your first left and follow signs to the Sports Center. Parking for athletics events is located in front of (Lot L) and behind (Lot M) the Sports Center.

North Entrance
Continue straight and follow signs to the Sports Center. Parking for athletics events is located in front of (Lot L) and behind (Lot M) the Sports Center.

The Outdoor Athletic Complex (behind the Sports Center)