Parks and Trees

Welcome to Montpelier Parks and Trees! Our mission is to steward Montpelier's parks, trees, and natural spaces for the enjoyment and health of all.

See the links at left for information about our parks, maps, park policies, reserving a shelter, reporting an incident in the parks, and sharing any concerns you might have about our trees.

Evergreen Lore Walk

December 10th | 10am | Hubbard Park

Evergreen - December 2022 NewsletterEvergreens have been a symbol of hope for many cultures worldwide, sometimes representing eternal life. This walk reveals evergreens' adaptations for staying green and surviving winter cold and snow.

Learn to ID evergreen trees by their bark, needles, and cones. Samples of various evergreen branches gathered elsewhere will be given. You can try spruce gum, a Native American treat. 

Meet Gail Johnson, Naturalist, at the New Shelter, Hubbard Park. Snow date: Sunday, December 11th at 10 AM.


What's your vision for the future of our parks? 

The Parks Commission is working on new management plans for Hubbard Park and North Branch River Park. This will be a major update that will guide development of the Parks for the next 5-10 years. Public input was solicited over the summer of 2022 through an online survey and 10 field walks. Please come to the Parks Commissions meetings (3rd Tuesday of every month) to learn more or provide additional feedback. 

Thank You Volunteers For Peace!

Thank You To Volunteers For Peace Volunteers!

We want to thank our VFP volunteers who stayed with us for three weeks in October and helped us out at Parks events. We appreciate their work to make Enchanted Forest such a great event this year. 

About VFP

Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.

VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace.

VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.


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Huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the HUBBARD PARK EXPANSION! Find out more here.

We are still seeking donations to develop trails and the stewardship of our new lands.  Click HERE to donate

Seeking Volunteers!

Are you looking for a way to give back to the parks? We have plenty of fun projects, but not enough hands. We are seeking people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Please email Jacqueline Huettenmoser at jhuettenmoser@montpelier-vt.org if you'd like to help. 

Specific volunteering opportunities can also be found here.

Due to COVID-19, we may require volunteers to use cloth face coverings, physical distancing, and remain in small groups.

Park News and Updates

Visit the Montpelier Parks Facebook page for trail updates and news!