Additional Information About Dewey Park
Dewey Park is a small community park located between Spring, Archibald and Walnut Streets. Dewey park was named for John Dewey (1859-1952), an important philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer in American history whose ideas have been
instrumental in academic and social reform. He was born in Burlington and graduated from UVM in 1879. Dewey progressively fought for civil rights, educational freedom and women’s suffrage. The park hosts the ONE Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from 3-6 pm, June – October.
In 2014 the idea was proposed to calm traffic at the confusing intersections surrounding the park and a section of Spring Street was permanently closed. The space was reclaimed for recreation. What you see today as a parklet, featuring a street mural designed and executed by artist Abby Manock, vegetation planted and maintained by community volunteers, Monkton Quartzite boulders, and movable furniture that will be made available during the farmers market and special events.