Vermont Public Places Awards

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Vermont Community and Urban Forestry Council and the Vermont Planners Association.

LandWorks recently received an Honor Award for their designs for South Burlington’s planned Dumont Park. Leading a multi-disciplinary team that included engineers, ecologists, and an ecological artist, LandWorks conducted an extensive public process to develop a plan that will provide a publicly accessible passive recreation space that serves both the needs of the adjacent neighborhoods and South Burlington’s envisioned City Center downtown.

The jury described the Dumont Park project as having an

“excellent public process and comprehensive master plan for passive use of this key park area”

and being an

“inviting and dynamic place that provides integration of downtown and natural areas.”

LandWorks and the design team are currently finalizing construction drawings and submitting permitting applications, with construction planned for Fall 2017.

LandWorks previously received the Public Place Honor Award in 2015 in recognition of their design for Middlebury’s Riverfront Park.

Key features include:

  • Accessible path system
  • Boardwalks and bridges over sensitive wetland areas
  • Central space comprised of an outdoor classroom and natural play area
  • Interpretive signs and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Natural art/sculpture elements
  • Wetland restoration plantings and woodland gardens
  • Wayfinding sign system
  • Multi-use path with future linkage to City Center

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