Parks and Trees

Welcome to Montpelier Parks and Trees! 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. 

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. We would love to hear your thoughts! There are three ways you can share: 

Complete our online survey (click here)

Join us for a community discussion on Tuesday, June 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the Elm Street Pavilion (3 Poolside Drive).

Join us for a walk in the woods on one of the following dates:see Zone map here

Hubbard Park Zone 1, Southern Trails (start at New Shelter): 12 pm on Friday, 5/27 or 12 pm on Saturday, 5/28

Hubbard Park Zone 2, Northern Trails (start at Seven Fireplaces): 6 pm on Thursday, 5/12 or 12 pm on Wednesday, 5/18

Hubbard Park Zone 3, New Parcels (start at Seven Fireplaces): 10 am on Wednesday, 5/11 or 6 pm on Monday, 5/23

North Branch River Park Zone 1, Riverside (start at Elm St. Pavilion): 8 am on Saturday, 5/14 or 5:30 pm on Wednesday, 5/25

North Branch River Park Zone 2, Hillside Trails (start at bridge by Pool parking lot): 9 am on Tuesday, 6/1 or 4 pm on Saturday, 6/11

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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


WE'RE HIRING

Summer Americorps Member

Montpelier Parks is seeking a half-year, full-time Americorps member to run our FEAST Farm Camp this summer. This is a great summer camp program that we piloted last year and are hoping to grow this year. This person will have the chance to work with our crew to shape the program and develop an on-farm camp program that provides a meaningful summer experience for local youth. Experience with summer camps and/or child care is required. More information about the position can be found here.

Feast Farm Camp Lead Educator - late June through mid-August, ~32 hours/week, $18/hour

Montpelier's Community Services Department is seeking a Lead Educator to teach six weeks of onsite day camp for kids ages 6-12. The Lead Educator will work alongside the Farm Manager, the AmeriCorps Farm Camp Coordinator, and Assistant Counselors to develop and implement this program through planning weekly activities, cultivating a safe and enriching environment, and fostering meaningful relationships with the children. Willingness and capability to work outdoors in all weather conditions with children is a key component of this position. Click here for the full position description. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Jacqueline Huettenmoser at jhuettenmoser@montpelier-vt.org. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-March. Positions will be open until filled.

Feast Farm Camp Counselor - July through mid-August, ~30 hours/week, $15/hour

We are seeking Camp Counselors to teach six weeks of onsite day camp for kids ages 6-12. The Camp Counselors will work alongside the Farm Manager, the Lead Educator, and the AmeriCorps Farm Camp Coordinator to develop and implement this program through planning weekly activities, cultivating a safe and enriching environment, and fostering meaningful relationships with the children. Willingness and capability to work outdoors in all weather conditions with children is a key component of this position. Click here for the full position description. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Jacqueline Huettenmoser at jhuettenmoser@montpelier-vt.org. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-March. Positions will be open until filled.

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!