575 Dorset Street
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Office Closed: The Recreation Office will be closed on the following days, however programs may still be offered on these days. Check your program receipt or our online brochure for dates.
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Bennington Battle Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and
Friday after and Christmas Day
Special Projects Coordinator
"To provide opportunities that enhance healthy community connections."
We enhance positive community connections by providing quality active/passive recreation space and programs for the community to play, learn and grow.
"Foster a supportive and constructive (work) environment that embraces Conservation, Social Equity, Health & Wellness through inclusive decision making and mindful daily actions."
Focus on active, passive, healthy life balance
Trust developed in doing our work in the public realm
Service-oriented & responsive customer service
Growth & Diversity
Growing community connections through programming and park offerings
Commitment to collaboration & coordination with our community & colleagues
Fostering diversity of all kind
Of public service & a sustainable environment
In all that we do
MEET OUR DEPARTMENT MASCOT
We are proud to introduce Parker T. Bear, Travel and Tour Director for the South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department. Parker was born July 1, 2000 at the VT Teddy Bear Company in Shelburne. July is National Recreation & Parks Month, he was born to work in the Field of Recreation.
He began work at the Teddy Bear Company on the assembly line and quickly moved up the ranks to Tour Director. He began his new position with us on July 1, 2004. We are very excited to have him join our team. Parker’s responsibilities require him to accompany families on their vacations to ensure a wonderful experience. He will bring along his own equipment including; a journal, to document your family vacation, as well as a complete wardrobe.
Parker’s hobbies include Hiking, Salmon Fishing, Playing Sports, Kayaking, Sailing, and Long Naps. Some of his Favorites are: TV Channel- Animal Planet, Movie- Brother Bear, Sports Team- The Chicago Bears, Food- Honey Roasted Peanuts and his idol Smokey Bear. One of Parkers Favorite past times is Bee Keeping. Parker is a Honey Connoisseur and you will find him at many of the fairs and festivals as the Head Honey Judge.
If you are interested in having Parker accompany you on your next family vacation please call our office at 846-4108 to see when he is available. Parker can also be scheduled for your family vacation by emailing him direct at email@example.com. Parker stated "I am looking forward to traveling with and getting to know the families of South Burlington, I can Bearly wait".