Parks & Recreation

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Parks and Recreation administration is generally available from 7:30 am-noon for in office assistance and noon-4:30 pm by phone or email. 

Effective June 11, 2020 – COVID-19

Parks and Recreation Reduced Services

The Department of Parks and Recreation is temporarily operating with reduced staff and other resources due to COVID-19, resulting in the reduction or suspension of some Town services. This is necessary due to the impact of Federal and State COVID-19 related work rules on service delivery, higher Town expenses related to COVID-19, and reductions in Town fee revenues due to the evolving public health emergency and related economic and regulatory climate.

Colchester’s Parks will remain open, not as a gathering place, but as a place to recreate responsibly according to State of Vermont guidelines.  Due to Park staff reductions, during our busiest time a year, there will be a profound impact on the maintenance and upkeep of the Town’s 14 parks, beaches, trails, cemeteries, and municipal grounds. Waste/recycling receptacles will not be available for the remainder of 2020.  Please pack out all litter and trash. Help keep your parks clean. The park playgrounds are open.  Other amenities such as tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts and skate board park may be used with proper physical distancing.  We encourage everyone to continue enjoying the open spaces, recreational paths and beaches but please be aware of physical distancing protocol when encountering occurs—including carrying and then wearing a mask if you come within 6’ of people who do not live in your home.  Your support, patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we work through these unprecedented times. 

If you have any questions, please contact, Glen Cuttitta, Director of Parks and Recreation by email at or call 802-264-5641.

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Mission Statement

"Optimizing the Experience of Living"

To enhance the life of all Colchester residents by providing a variety of leisure time activities through exceptional programs, facilities, customer service, and leadership that exceeds community expectations.

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