A Tradition of Partnership

When Frances Humphreys deeded the land for Mt. Philo State Park in 1924, she established a unique partnership between Vermont’s people and its parks. Since then, Vermonters have grown and sustained our parks through generous contributions, their user fees and a very minimal amount of tax support. The result is 52 unique outdoor places that provide environmental, recreational and economic benefit for all.

Vermont Parks Forever takes the tradition of partnership a major step further by creating a foundation that will dramatically enhance the parks experience. Our goals are ambitious: to improve park nature centers so people can better understand and appreciate the outdoors, to improve park access for underserved communities, and to create educational opportunities that inspire a new generation of environmentalists.