South Hero Rec. Park

South Hero Rec. Park

The South Hero Recreation Park is a foot trail through a wetland area that starts from the Folsom School parking lot on South Street.

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.

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.