Burlington is not ready to give up summer. Roundhouse Park, which Mayor Miro Weinberger called the “largest parks project in the city’s history,” officially opened to the public Thursday.
“We are now on track to complete all of the bike path from here to Oakledge Park by the end of the calendar year,” said Weinberger.
The bike path was funded by the Sustainable Infrastructure Bond, which Queen City voters approved in 2016. It extends from Roundhouse Park to Perkins Pier.
“Nothing defines the beauty and the heart of Burlington more than this bike path,”said John Bossange, chair and founding member of the Parks Foundation of Burlington.
Bossange helped implement the project in memory of his late wife, who enjoyed the path with him for nearly 30 years. Benches and beautiful views line the trail, and
“Our seniors are out, runners, and dog walkers…everybody’s out using the path,” said Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Director Cindi Wight. “It’s very much a community path but it’s also an economic [asset] for our community.”
Burlington resident Katharine Montstream said she appreciates how Burlington is working yo improve its bike accessibility.
“I hope we keep building on that and getting people more and more comfortable being on bikes throughout the city,” she said.
A reminder that the path is still closed to the south of Roundhouse Park as work continues on the Barge Canal Section.