Love Vermont's state parks?
So do we!
Together, we can enhance and protect Vermont’s state parks for everyone!
Thanks to your generosity, we can continue this important work together, fostering lifelong connections to nature for Vermonters and visitors alike.
As the non-profit foundation for Vermont’s 55 state parks, VPF focuses on nature education, access to parks, and equity in the outdoors.
Working to protect and enhance Vermont State Parks.
To continue Vermont’s tradition of support for conservation, recreation, public health, and natural beauty, Vermont Parks Forever collaborates with Vermonters, park visitors, and our partners to improve the parks for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.
Serving with purpose.
Vermont Parks Forever is engaging its resources to ensure that parks and natural spaces are inviting and accessible to everyone.
VPF is committed to enhancing and protecting Vermont’s state parks by inspiring stewardship of natural places, providing educational experiences, and improving access for those who would otherwise be unable to experience all the benefits the state parks have to offer.
Parks Access Program
Vermont’s state parks are for everyone; together, we can support a more equitable outdoor experience.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We believe that parks and natural areas are underutilized by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in Vermont due to systemic biases. VPF prioritizes creating programs that remove barriers and provide access for all.
VPF has partnered with Vermont State Parks and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, to create dynamic, new educational experiences for state park visitors through this multi-year, multi-park initiative.
Mt. Philo Forever Fund
Each summer, VPF funds the William Cameron Hagedorn Mt. Philo Forever Fund internship to give students the opportunity to practice environmental stewardship, develop teamwork and collaboration skills, and experience working with the public.
The support of generous park enthusiasts impacts:
free state park visits annually to Vermonters who are underrepresented in the outdoors.
years of paid internships focused on public service, stewardship, and equity in the parks.
annual Groton State Forest visitors through a new, innovative, and free nature center.
businesses inspired to generously support of VPF’s mission and community.
Support VPF's programming by becoming one of our Business Partners!
Business Partners help us fulfill our mission to inspire stewardship of natural places, provide innovative educational experiences in our parks, and improve access to state parks for Vermonters who otherwise couldn’t experience them.