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Parks & Trails Information 

Davis Park - Located off Harbor Road across from Shelburne Community School. Facilities include lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court and a playground.

NATURAL PLAYGROUND COMING!!  We are currently planning a playground renovation at Davis Park.  The old playground has been taken down as it no longer meets current national safety codes and ADA regulations.  A volunteer committee is working with the Parks and Recreation Department to plan the new NATURAL PLAYGROUND.  This will offer a different and unique experience that kids can't get at other playgrounds nearby at the school or other places in Shelburne.  It will also help give the neighborhood park an aesteically pleasing, landscaped area which will attract users of all ages. Current plans for the natural playground include a tiered stone seating aphitheater facing the new pavillion, a climbing wall, sledding hill, boulder climb, slide, swings, rock cave and sunken fort.  An accessible path will link the parking lot with the playground and several of its features. 

Initial cost estimates for the project came in much higher than our planned $30,000 budget.  Trudell Consulting Engineers is modifying the design to help control costs and will provide specs for the bidding process.  The project is expected to bid out in April or May with construction beginning this summer (2014).   Out of the $30,000 budget, we have secured $25,000 in funding:  $12,000 from a state grant (see press release below), $12,000 from the Davis Park Fund, and $1,000 through a private donation.  Fundraising events are planned in April and may (see link below for info) to raise addititonal money needed, and donations of materials are being sought to help keep us on budget as well.

Fundraising Events Flyer

Natural Playground Design  (original - Fall 2013)

Natural Playground Design  (current working draft- March 2014)

$12,000 Grant award press release


Laplatte Nature Park
Located off Shelburne Falls Road adjacent to the Post Office. Trails are available for walking snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A trail improvement project completed in 2012 has resulted in a continuous trail linking the north and south ends of the park from the Shelburne Supermarket to Falls Rd. by the bridge.  A new Falls Overlook was constructed as a memorial project to Hudson Holland IV and is a serene spot to visit and view the Falls.  Community Gardens is also located off La Platte Circle. Parking area is available off of La Platte Circle. Please remember that the Post Office parking lot is for Postal Patrons only. 125.6 Acres
Now Available!  Laplatte Trails Map!  Hard copies are available at the Recreation Office.  Call 985-9551 to have one mailed to you.

The new Falls Overlook at Laplatte Nature Park.
The new Falls Overlook at Laplatte Nature Park.

Shelburne Beach
Located at the end of Beach Road. Facility is accessible to Shelburne Residents and guest by purchasing an annual beach sticker available through the Parks and Recreation Department. Facilities include swimming, boat launch, volleyball, tetherball, playground, picnic area with grills and bath house. 1.5 Acres.

New Playground at Shelburne Beach
New Playground at Shelburne Beach


Hullcrest Park 

Located on Pinehurst Drive in the Hullcrest Development. Facilities include playground, basketball court and seasonal ice skating rink. 4.1 Acres

 Shelburne Bay Park
Located off of Bay Road. One entrance accesses the Bike and Recreation Path open for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The other accesses the boat ramp area managed by the Fish and Wildlife Department. 104 Acres. The Recreation Path also connects with the Ti-Haul Trail across Bay Road from the parking lot. The trail is just over a mile long and connects to Harbor Road, just west of the Shelburne Community School.


P.O. Box 88
5420 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
phone: 802-985-5110
fax: 802-985-9550

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