Two park job openings
Summer Parks and Trees Americorp Position opening
Year long americorp position available starting in September
Montpelier Parks Green Up Day
On May 3rd volunteers from National Life and a 4th grade class from Union Elementary School participated in Montpelier Parks Green Up Day! Mill Pond Park was spruced up with new mulch in the garden. Invasive Tartarian Honeysuckle was pulled at North Branch River Park. Both the Old Shelter and New Shelter were spruced up. Ferns were planted at the New Shelter. Thank you for ALL of the work you have done! Everything looks great!
AmeriCorps VISTA member cleans up the New Shelter and plants native ferns with 4th graders.
AmeriCorps member works with 4th graders to spruce up the Old Shelter.
AmeriCorps members work with National Life volunteers to pull our Tartarian Honeysuckle.
Vernal Pools and Bird Migration
With the arrival of spring, there is an explosion of species returning. With this, a few great natural history projects are happening around the park. First, there has been activity in the vernal pool behind the New Shelter at Hubbard Park. Wood Frog eggs and Spotted Salamander Spermatophores are now in the pool! We have worked with a volunteer and the parks staff to fence off this area! Check out the Park Facebook Page for pictures and updates! Please keep dogs out of the vernal pool. This is critical habitat for salamanders and fogs.
Second, Montpelier Parks has started a Bird Species list. Check out the Montpelier Park's Official Facebook page to see what bird species has been seen in the parks for the year of 2013! If you have seen something that is not on the list, let us know! Lets see how many species we can account for! To see the list, look under the photo albums
Department of Labor Trainee and AmeriCorps VISTA Stephanie put up a fence to protect the habitat around the vernal pool.
Roads To Hubbard Park...
The gates to Hubbard Park are now open! Please be cautious of people and dogs traveling along the road. Also, remember, the speed limit in the park is 15 miles per hour! Thank you
Montpelier Parks Dog Survey
Thank you to everyone who attended the last park commission meeting. The park commission appreciated the feedback, suggestions and discussions.
From the commission meeting it was decided that at least two committees will be formed to address issues brought up in the survey. One of them will be focused on dog waste issues. The second committee to be formed will address creating suggestions regarding dog policy in the parks. The commission is looking for 4-6 people, a mix of dog walkers and others, to help develop suggestions on park policy regarding dog walking that will help keep the park a positive place for all park visitors. The commission will review applicants for this committee at the next commission meeting, March 21st. If interested please send an email to:
with a description of your interest and why you feel you are a good candidate for the committee.
Thank you for your interest and input!
Results of the survey and comments can be downloaded from the Park Commission website:
**NEW MONTPELIER PARKS OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE!**
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Check out pictures of the park, fun facts about Vermont's wildlife, plants and natural history, projects happening at the park, and updates on events at the parks!!
Firewood for Sale
Ultra sustainably harvested firewood for sale.
A variety of lengths available, including some short chunks for relatively cheap.
Some ash lumber also available.
Proceeds assist park projects.
Some cherry and white ash available. You can also get an order for special dimensions as we will likely mill up a few trees in the near future.
Email for info
Park Commission Planning Documents
Working drafts of a Park commission vision for city parks and trails in Montpelier.
Click on links (in blue) to download a copy of the vision or description
1. Parks Greenprint is a map of the vision
2. Description of the vision as proposed by the Parks Commission
How the vision could happen is through purchase, grants and/ or donations, or .....