One of my favorite locations along the Burlington Waterfront is the new city green space – Waterworks Park. What used to be a run-down parking lot along the lake has been transformed into a beautiful little park that sits behind the Burlington Water Works building. It was dedicated in 2019 and, in the summer, the garden beds are planted with native perennial flowers and grasses. There’s also access to the fishing pier from the adjacent small parking lot. With a 15-minute time limit enforced for parking, it’s best to access the area on foot or bicycle.
It’s a very short walk to the tiny park from the ECHO museum area along the bike path. Since this gem is hidden from view by the Burlington Water Works, it remains somewhat undiscovered and is a nice quiet place to enjoy the water!