July is Park and Recreation Month

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Thursday July 02, 2015

The South Burlington City Council unanimously passed a resolution at the June 15 meeting designating July as Park and Recreation month. Director of Recreation and Parks Maggie Leugers and staff members presented the proclamation, which outlines the importance of parks and natural areas for their aesthetic enhancement, contribution to environmental and economic well being, and the added value they lend to residents and tourists alike. The resolution also highlights the importance of recreation programs as an integral and vitally important part of establishing and maintaining a high quality of life within the community. The council resolution echoes The U.S. House of Representatives’ designation of July as Parks and Recreation month.

South Burlington is home to many parks and gorgeous natural areas including Red Rocks, Overlook, Veterans Memorial, Farrell, Szymanski, Wheeler, and Jaycee Parks, as well as a community dog park. The city’s recreation path also boasts over twenty miles of path that is perfect for biking, walking, or running.

Look for more information highlighting South Burlington parks in upcoming issues of The Other Paper, including their history, amenities, and features. With over 233 acres comprising just our parks alone, there is plenty to discover. Celebrate July Parks & Recreation month by visiting a park near you…get out and play!

Red Rocks Park Is Open!

This 100 acre park includes a public beach, a designated swimming area and a picnic gazebo. Pedestrian trails wind through wooded natural areas and provide access to stunning scenic overlooks. Day and season passes can be purchased at the gate during park hours, daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The park is open for use year round, but in the summer parking is allowed only inside the park’s designated parking areas during operating hours. Season and daily parking passes are sold at the park entrance only.

Discover the benefits of parks and recreation:

South Burlington hosts 17 parks with open space management of 440 acres.

“Play for grown people is recreation — the renewal of life; for children it is growth — the gaining of life.”

— Joseph Lee, Father of the American Playgrounds

SOURCE:Corey Burdick, Correspondent