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Summer Camp Update
As you may be aware, there are several issues at play that are impacting our summer camp plans. They include our loss of facility usage, COVID-19 health and safety concerns along with a general hesitation by families to register/invest in half day specialty camp programs to name a few.
As The Spigot Turns
The glass is half full as we see a slow return to play!
This week’s “turn of the spigot“ has allowed for some modest social engagement and slow return to recreational play. During this phase 1 of return to play, we are now able to provide the following updates for services and amenities. While modest, we hope that compliance will allow for further engagement in the coming weeks and will continue to keep you posted on our various social media outlets.
Recreation & Park Director's Message
As you look forward to the weekend and embrace a beautiful weather day tomorrow, please be aware that there may be some changes to the park system that you should be prepared for. In order to keep our parks open, accessible and safe, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please take a moment and read the below information and updates.
Indoor Recreation Facility
In December, the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Committee made a recommendation to City Council proposing a new indoor recreation facility to be constructed at Veterans Memorial Park. As envisioned by this committee, the new facility would accommodate four high school basketball-sized courts for various net sports, with one reserved as turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey training needs. The facility will also include an indoor walking track and house the Recreation & Parks department staff.
Two New Parks- Get out and Play!
Bay Crest Park- Located off of Allen Rd. This park is a great gathering place for those who want to fly a kite, play whiffle ball, or a friendly game of football.
City Center Park- Located at the end of Iby Street. There are many structures that were built with trees that were taken down to make way for many of the looping paths throughout the park. There is great wooden play structure, and several benches throughout the park for those who want take a break and read a book, or bird watch.
Remember when visiting any of our parks, clean up after you and your pets.
Part of South Burlington's Comprehensive Plan is to develope a safe and efficient transportation system that supports pedestrian, bicycle, and transit options while accommodating the automobile. Also establish a city center with pedestrian-oriented design, mixed uses, and public building and civic spaces that act as a focal point to the community.
In March of 2000 voters approved the creation of a Conservation Fund; establishing a permanent tax in the amount of one cent on the annual city tax rate. The purpose of these funds is to purchase land and rights in land to preserve open land and natural areas in the city. In 2008 the voters approved to modify the Conservation Fund to authorize its original use and in addition allow the fund to purchase land devoted to recreation use in the city.
City Hall is open
City Hall is now open 9 - Noon & 1 - 4 pm. Remote services continue to be encouraged.