Do you still have to pay for parking at Burlington parks? What to know before you go

There’s a nip in the air, but still many ways to enjoy the views over Lake Champlain from one of the Burlington city parks.

Be prepared: Restroom availability and parking rules are changing with the season.

Here is the latest update on selected parks from the Burlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront

  • Burlington Boathouse: Restrooms are open until Oct. 15.
  • Leddy Arena: Restrooms are closed, but there is a port-o-let.
  • North Beach: There is currently no charge to park, and restrooms are open daily, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The entrance gate closes to motorists for the season on Sept. 28.
  • Oakledge Park: Parking is free. Restrooms are open only on weekends 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. but will be closed for the season as of Sept. 28. There are port-o-lets.
  • Perkins Pier: You will need to pay for parking in the lot ($6 per day for Burlington residents and $8 for non-residents) until Oct. 15. That’s also the day restrooms will close..
  • Waterfront Park: Parking fees ($3 an hour) apply through the end of October, then the kiosks will switch to a lower off-season rate. Restrooms at the information booth are open until Oct. 15.

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A late-summer sunset over Lake Champlain, viewed from Waterfront Park in Burlington. The Boathouse, at left, closes restrooms on Oct. 15, 2020.

Contact April McCullum at 802-660-1863 or amccullum@freepressmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @April_McCullum

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