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US Fish & Wildlife Service Conduct Habitat Management Work at Wheeler Nature Park
In November 2021, the City Council authorized signature for an agreement with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to conduct habitat management work at Wheeler Nature Park through their Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program. This work is funded through the USFWS partners program, and mainly involves invasive plant removal at Wheeler in order to improve habitat for priority birds as identified by Audubon Vermont. This work is slated to begin in February or March 2022, and will continue until the identified work has been completed or the agreement ends (December 2031). For more information on this project, please read the full story here. You can also contact Ashley Parker for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Family Bingo January 14th
Now Accepting Food Vendor Apps for 2022 Food Truck Events
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.
You can now register your Dog or Cat!
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