Welcome. We hope you enjoyburlington!

Welcome. We hope you enjoyburlington!

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.

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Mission Statement

To connect diverse and dynamic public spaces and programs which grow, inspire and create inclusive social interaction through land, water and people.

Diversity and Equity Growth Vision

A supportive and constructive (work) environment that embraces equity through inclusive decision making and mindful daily actions.

Department Values

Accessibility – Emphasis on universal design principles and financial sensitivity for all experiences.

Integrity – Trust developed in doing our work in the public realm.

Dependability – Service-oriented and responsive customer service.

Health & Wellness – Focus on active, healthy and balanced lifestyles.

Teamwork/Partnership – Commitment to collaboration and coordination with our community and colleagues.

Inclusive – Fostering cultures of all kinds.

Stewardship – Of public service and a sustainable environment.

Quality – In all that we do.



City-wide Non-Discrimination Policy: The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, crime victim status or genetic information.  The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities.  For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at (802) 540-2505.