South Hero Recreation Park
In 2007, educators & students at Folsom School helped the Commission design the usage for the 8-acre plot the town had recently purchased as a Recreation Park. Students helped assess the community and conducted surveys around town to see what recreational activities the community believed the town needed. They presented the results at a town meeting, along with a model of a completed park they built to scale with community volunteers and design experts. Together with the help of several Eagle Scouts, the first phase of the boardwalk was completed in 2009. The second phase of clearing & improving the longer loop trail was completed in 2012. A fitness station was built in 2015. A series of 8 educational stations were completed in 2019, including a music wall, art station, poetry station, and more.
The park receives frequent use by Folsom students for various educational projects: studying soil types, water quality, invertebrates & other animals. In the winter, the trail is used by the PE class for snowshoeing & for team-building activities.
Use: walking, running, snowshoeing, skiing.
Distance: approximately 1/2 mile
Hours: Dawn to dusk