Montpelier Recreation

In the interest of public safety, the public pool will be closed for the summer. There will also be no swimming lessons offered this year.

Mountaineers 2020 Season and Summer Baseball Camps have been canceled.

Youth Track has been canceled.

The Montpelier Recreation Center is still taking registrations for summer programs. 

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we will be holding checks until a decision is made to run the classes. If you signed up early this could be a month or more holding your check. If classes are canceled, checks will be returned to the address on the check.

Thank you for your patience in this time of uncertainty as to how the city can go forward on summer programs and the pool.

Outdoor Rentals spaces can be reserved starting on or after June 15th, 2020.

The Recreation Center will be closed to all activities starting Monday, March 16th until further notice.

In order to continue to provide core services to residents, the City will be highly limiting access to its public buildings.
This decision does not come lightly, and we will be reevaluating our approach often to make sure we are serving the community to the best of our abilities.

Building and Event Closures and Cancellations:

City Hall:

  • The City Manager and the Clerk’s office will be open normally.
           - Please every effort to interface with the City remotely- many services can be provided online through our website and or via a phone call:
    • City Manager’s Office: 802-223-9502
    • Clerk’s Office: 802-262-6281
  • The Finance, Planning, and DPW Administrative Offices, the Community Justice Center, and the Teen Center will be closed and locked to public access
  • Planning will be providing permitting and inspection services by appointment
  •  City Hall bathrooms and the lobby will be available during normal business hours

Police Department:

The Police Department’s front lobby will be inaccessible to the public. Folks can communicate with Dispatch through the intercom next to the front door and an officer will be sent out to talk to those requesting assistance

The Montpelier Senior Activity Center:

  •  All events, classes, etc. excepting the FEAST program have been cancelled until further notice
  • FEAST meals will be provided on a to-go basis. Folks are welcome to volunteer to help deliver meals, please contact the Senior Center at 802-223-2518

Recreation Department:

  •  All open gym, basketball, pickle ball, classes, programs, after school programs etc. in the Rec Center will be cancelled until further notice
  •  The April 11th Egg Hunt in Hubbard Park has been cancelled

Further steps we have taken:
- Please continue to increase the frequency of scheduled cleaning and sanitation efforts across all of our facilities, especially in common spaces and highly trafficked areas
- Any rentals or external meetings hosted at City Hall have been cancelled until further notice and the City will not be approving any new City Hall space rentals until further notice
- All City Committee meetings have been given the recommendation to meet via Phone Conferences
- Staff will still be on-site if members of the public do want to attend in person
- City Council meetings will continue as scheduled in City Hall
- The Lost Nation Theater will be pushing back their season to begin later in the spring. Please look for their independent communications regarding their schedule

We are not planning on making any broad recommendations to private businesses or events regarding their operations at this time. The City implores folks to use their best judgement and recommendations from the Vermont Health Department (

 Mission Statement

The mission of the Montpelier Recreation Department is to provide a variety of quality programs, community events, and recreational services in a safe and affordable manner, and to effectively develop and maintain recreational facilities for all residents of the Montpelier Community. 


For more information on Montpelier Recreation Department classes and programs, please click the Spring 2020 Brochure link on the right hand side menu.