Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront oversees all of Burlington’s 35+ Parks, 550+ Acres of Open Space, 4 Public Beaches, Street Trees & Greenways, Community Gardens, 3 Cemeteries, Miller Recreation Center, Leddy Ice Arena, Champlain Senior Center, North Beach Campground, Community Boathouse Marina and all Recreation Programs.
The Burlington parks system includes over 35 parks that cover 520 acres of open space that are loved by residents of the City and our visitors, who recognize Burlington as an international destination for tourism. Burlington’s urban parks offer important social gathering spaces for recreation, concerts and events, swimming and boating, community rides and races, urban camping, farmers markets, garden plots, and more.
The jewel of Burlington is the Greenway (Waterfront Bike Path) which runs the length of the City from North to South. Used by recreationalists and commuters, the Greenway also ties into over 30 miles of public trails, including paths through Ethan Allen Park that lead to the 127 Bike path and Intervale.
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, in almost 45 acres of woods and beach, lies one of Burlington’s hidden treasures — North Beach Campground — an urban campground with a decidedly rural character. There are 137 great sites to either pitch your tent or park your RV or trailer. With its premier municipal natural sand beach, shaded campsites and picnic grounds, North Beach offers an incomparable camping experience for any individuals wishing to camp in Vermont. The campground is open May 1 – October 15.