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Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

The Department of 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,...
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The Department of 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.

It wasn't until the 1980's that Burlington's industrial waterfront began to transform into the recreation mecca of today. At its core, the Community Boathouse Marina is an incredibly unique asset that continues to grow social capital for the City: a public community-driven marina with open access to public docks, sunset views, dining and more.

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