Open Space and Recreation Plan

What are the open space, environmental, and conservation issues in Burlington? The Town of Burlington wants to hear from you!

The Town of Burlington is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan. The Plan provides a list of the current usable open space and recreation resources, explores and explains community needs, and adopts an action plan for the next seven years to meet those needs. Updating the Open Space and Recreation Plan means the Town remains eligible for state funding, which can be used for land acquisition and protection. 

Open space is defined as public and privately owned, undeveloped land that can serve for conservation, recreation, agriculture, or enhancement to the overall character of the town through its scenic qualities. These lands generally have some level of legal and zoning protection to maintain their purpose and scenic qualities.

While the plan includes recreation, this survey is only focused on conservation issues.

In 2017, the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department undertook an extensive evaluation and needs assessment of its recreation facilities and programs, and we do not want to duplicate those efforts. This new survey will give us valuable information about our conservation and natural resource protection needs. The results of the 2017 recreation survey can be found here.

You can still provide comments on parks and recreation issues. At the end of this survey is a place to provide your input.

Thank you!