Parks Department

​Enchanted Forest  this Saturday!

The “Enchanted Forest” is Montpelier’s night time community celebration of Autumn. Located in historic Hubbard Park, hay wagon rides bring groups of people deep into the park where they are led by guides through candle lit paths to stages of storytelling, music, fire, and enchantment. It is also the one time of the year park goers get to see Hubbard Park’s 50 foot tower illuminated by fire! We are looking for volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks both before the event and during the event, which will take place from 4:30-8:30pm on Saturday, October 15th. 

Examples of volunteer needs during the event are:
- Guiding attendees through the enchanted forest (most needed!)
- Assisting with parking
- Helping attendees get loaded onto hay wagons
- Taking tickets
- Helping tend fires and candles

This is a community event, so any and all help is appreciated. If you are interested please contact Alec Ellsworth at

Creating a Multi-Generational Community Services Department

Your Input Wanted: Community Visioning Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30pm, City Hall Auditorium, 39 Main Street, Montpelier

Are you interested in programs and services offered for youth and seniors in Montpelier? Do you attend programs offered by the Recreation Department? Do you enjoy Hubbard Park, the Pool, the North Branch River Park, and the Mountaineers field?

The City is exploring how best to structure multi-generational community services (both programming and facilities) over the next one to twenty years. Join us this Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm for a Community Visioning Workshop to be held at City Hall Auditorium (Lost Nation Theater.)

If you cannot attend, we hope you will provide input on our online survey

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Picnic Shelter Reservation Fees Recently Adjusted

New Hubbard Park Shelter Reservation Fees

In response to the city council’s request for the Park Commission and parks staff to take another look at user fees, the park commission researched what other parks charge and has come up with the following fee structure, which we think is still very attractive.  For all reservations after July 1, 2016 (even if the reservations are made now but are for after July 1.) 


Less than 26 attendees $10 

More than 25 attendees $20 

More than 100 attendees $40 

 Non- Residents

 Less than 26 attendees $25 

More than 25 attendees $50 

More than 100 attendees $100 

 Corporate/Organization Fees 

Less than 26 attendees $50 

More than 25 attendees $75 

More than 100 attendees $150

We appreciate your understanding in the adjustment of our longstanding fees and hope you recognize their value!