Welcome to the process, this project is ongoing.....

The Children Belong to the City Playground project builds on existing efforts to connect children at the Burlington Children’s Space and local outdoor spaces including the Intervale gardens and walking paths, local community garden sites, public parks and green spaces, and the city’s waterfront. The focus of this project is the development of a new playground for The Burlington Children’s Space incorporating elements from public spaces around the city that promote open ended play, physical challenges, and interest in the natural world throughout the seasons. Children, teachers, and parents will be involved in various outings to observe, play, and collect ideas. The process provides many opportunities for children, teachers and parents to share healthy activities such as neighborhood walks, visits to parks and gardens, and open ended outdoor play.

Preparing for the opening

Last Saturday we were graced with sun, crisp air, and 15 terrific volunteers who moved soil, carried concrete scraps to the dumpster, and spread 4 yards of wood chips on the new section of the playground.

From the youngest ( 2 years old) to the oldest ( 73 years young) we worked our hearts out for a few sweet hours.

All of our hard work paid off this morning when Saturday's youngest volunteers cut the construction tape that has kept children out of the work zone for three months.


The whole school took a little tour of the new space, dropping the babies off at the baby garden and moving on to test out the tree house. We rarely have every child in the school outside at the same time, but today's ribbon cutting was worth the stretch- a few groggy babies watched out the window while we tested the capacity of the tree house and confirmed it has an upstairs and a down stairs!