The Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront (BPRW) property currently known as 311 North Avenue is a unique park, modest in size at 12 acres, and rich in its value and offerings to the living beings of Burlington. It is both a destination for gardening and walking and a corridor for people and wildlife to Burlington’s expansive public waterfront and several regional parks and natural areas. 311 North Avenue is one of seven Urban Wilds within the BPRW parks system. The Urban Wilds contain a suite of natural communities ranging from Dry Pine-Oak-Heath Sandplain Forest to Silver Maple Ostrich-Fern Floodplain Forests with many many types in between.
Trails and Management Plan
Design documents to improve the existing informal dirt path through 311 N. Ave are being finalized. Our team is working in coordination with Cambrian Rise to transform the pathway into a paved, universally accessible route that connects North Avenue to the Burlington Greenway. Design will be ongoing through next fall and early winter with construction planned for the Spring and Summer of 2022.
The Conservation team is currently developing a management plan for the park space. The draft plan is posted here in the Google form below to gather public input. PLease take a moment to read through each section and provide comments.
We want your feedback on the draft plan!
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The Stone Cottage
Jay White, a Vermont Architect, has started evaluating the Stone Cottage with an historical lens and a view to the future. Through this first phase of design, White has been evaluating the structural integrity of the building, while balancing the historical features that were meant to be uncovered through the transformation of the space into a public facility. The building is the home for our Conservation team and the upgrades will provide public space for future conservation-based programming.