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.
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.
Accessibility – Emphasis on universal design principles and financial sensitivity for all parks and recreation programs.
Integrity – Trust developed in doing our work in the public realm.
Dependability – Service-oriented and responsive customer service.
Health & Wellness – Focus on acting and healthy 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.