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.
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.
Thanks to everyone that took our survey!
The Stone Cottage
Jay White, a Vermont Architect, has finished evaluating the Stone Cottage with an historical lens and a view to the future. The final design showcases the original Red Stone Cottage along with retaining a “west wing” for larger group programs and meetings. The next step is working out the funding with a goal of going out to bid for construction late fall. Stay tuned for the naming of our newest park this summer.