SUMMER 2024 guide

Welcome to summer with Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront!

Visit our main site,, for year-round,

in-depth information on Burlington, Vermont parks,

waterfront, recreation programs, and more.

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Sign your child up for a summer of fun, learning, and adventure in a Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront's Summer Camp!

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BPRW summer camps provide quality childcare for working families and caregivers, while helping children develop confidence, skills, and stay active and safe

during the summer months.

New for 2024: Rolling Enrollment Dates

February 1, 2024, 10 am: Burlington resident enrollment begins

February 7, 2024, 10 am: Non-resident enrollment begins

*View camp listings starting January 22 at the link below!

Questions? Call: 802-864-0123

Browse & Enroll

Browse our program catalog on Civic Rec and enroll your child in a fun, high-quality Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Summer Camp.


Camps Blog

Read about how to enroll and get the latest updates on camp availability and more on our Summer Camps Blog!

Summer Camp Grid

View summer camp listings sorted by week, age group

and category on our handy, printable and clickable

Summer Camp Grid!



Scholarships are available to Burlington residents for

50-100% off of camp fees.

Read our scholarship policy,

or call 802-864-0123

to apply for assistance.

Lake Champlain

Recreation & Nutrition Program

City of Burlington’s Recreation & Nutrition drop-in program offers free summer meals

and camp programming at sites across the City, making summer programming accessible

to communities in need.

Program runs mid-June to mid-August

Daytime Program sites

  • South Meadow: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Riverside: Monday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Franklin Square: Monday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Evening Program site

  • Roosevelt Park: Monday - Friday, 4:45-6:15 PM (Meal served at 5)

Presented by

Sponsored by

Burlington Housing Authority, Champlain Housing Trust, Pomerleau Family,

Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Fletcher Free Library, and the Greater Burlington YMCA.

Rec & Nutrition could not exist without our financial donors, including North Country Credit Union


Enjoy the vibrant energy of Burlington with a summer of fun, family-friendly community events.

May 17 & 18 | Roosevelt / Waterfront

Kids Weekend

Get ready for a fun-filled weekend for kids! Play your heart out with a variety of games, entertainment and activities at Roosevelt Park on the 17th and Waterfront Park on the 18th. + Pizza and Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

July 3 | Waterfront Park

July 3rd Fireworks

Come, one and all, to the 2024

BTV July 3 Independence Day Celebration! Bring your crew to enjoy food, music, entertainment, and an incredible fireworks display over Lake Champlain.


July 10 - August 7 | Leddy Park

Leddy Beach Bites

Join us for our weekly night of food, live music, and fun at Leddy Beach -- on Wednesdays, 5-8 pm. Watch the sun set while enjoying delicious food from the best local vendors, beer, and sweet treats for all ages!

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September 7 | Urban Reserve Dog Park

Wag the Waterfront

Come celebrate all things DOG!

Join us for a fun-filled day by the waterfront with your furry best friend for a joyous event featuring local vendors, happy hour with Switchback, and food trucks.


Burlington is home to miles of scenic beaches along Lake Champlain.

Soak up the sun, play in the sand, and watch the sun set over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. All our beaches are accessible from the Burlington Greenway.


Oakledge Park features two beaches: Blanchard Beach is at the South End of Burlington, located off of Flynn Avenue; Oakledge Cove features scenic rocky outcroppings, perfect for catching a sunset.

Texaco Beach

Texaco Beach is the City’s only dedicated dog beach providing water access to canines year-round. The beach is conveniently located near the Waterfront Dog Park with access off

of the Burlington Greenway.

North Beach

North Beach is our largest beach and the only beach with active lifeguards in our summer season. A 137 site campground, food concessions, playground, restrooms with showers, picnic tables and grills are available.

Leddy Beach

1500′ of sandy beach overlooking

a grassy picnic area with grills

and picnic tables. Leddy Park has extensive athletic fields, tennis courts,

a basketball court, and ice arena.


Plan your visit to our Parks. Find parking info, water quality and safety, rentals, rules, and more resources below.

Passes + Fees

Season passes allow unlimited admittance to all Burlington parks that charge parking fees (except Waterfront Park Pease Lot). Passes are assigned to a specific vehicle and are non-transferable.

Find Beach Water-Quality Alerts


During the summer, Burlington’s public swimming areas are monitored daily for Cyanobacteria blooms, and tested twice weekly for e-coli levels. Beach closures are posted live to the page linked below:

Visit + Play Safely


Learn about Burlington Greenway (bike/walk path) etiquette, park opening and closing times, and rules

for dogs and their humans. Find FAA regulations surrounding drone use in Burlington's parks.

Host Your Event at a BTV Park

If you are looking to have a gathering

of 20 – 99 people in one of Burlington’s many parks, you will need a permit.

We offer shelters available for rent at Oakledge, North Beach, and Leddy Park.


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