The City of Winooski is known as the most densely populated municipality in northern New England, as well as the most diverse in all of Vermont – with 35 spoken languages. Omnes is working with the community to establish a Parks and Open Space Master Plan that will be a complement to a recently completed Comprehensive Plan. The master plan vision defines uses and programming for open space and natural lands, as well as urban streetscapes, parks, and gateways within the City. Funded through a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Parks & Open Space Master Plan will create equitable and connected public space, with the goal of having a park within a ten-minute walk of every resident. The planning process is community-driven, with the voices of all informing strategies for both improvement and implementation of new parks within the City. A series of public workshops engage the community, with participation of interpreters to engage speakers of Nepali, Swahili, and Arabic. The plan will be completed in Spring of 2020.
Size: 202 acres
Cost: Not applicable