Like you, the board and staff of Vermont Parks Forever are adjusting to this new time in our world.

We are grateful to have meaningful work that aligns with one of our community’s needs during this crisis.  Vermont State Parks remain open at this time, a welcome natural relief and a source of hope.  We encourage you to get out in nature safely and responsibly, observing both the changing season and social distancing

We at Vermont Parks Forever continue to focus on nature stewardship, access, and education, and to plan for a time when we can once again work with you to enhance our parks. 

Thank you for your support.  We are thinking of you, wishing you health, and hoping you have a chance to get outside amidst the natural beauty surrounding us all, 

Sarah Alberghini Winters 
Executive Director 

P.S. To lift each other’s spirits, we’ll be sharing park memories and photos of our beautiful state.  Feel free to write to  and we’ll post your submissions on our social media.

Common Deer and Forest City Designs are selling Vermont State Park prints!

When you purchase a print, you support local
artists, get to see your favorite park every day on your wall, and a portion of each sale
gets donated to Vermont Parks Forever. 


There is so much to treasure about Vermont’s state parks.

Vermont Parks Forever is continuing a tradition of private-public partnership to make our amazing state parks even better by enhancing and protecting these gems. We are raising funds and investing in innovative projects that make our parks more accessible and connect our visitors to the natural world in a deep, sustained way. Improving our parks is an important first step in restoring the connection to nature, making our children healthier, and creating a new generation of environmentalists to defend our natural places. We hope you’ll help us meet the challenge.
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The Challenge | Our Goals | Our Work

Thanks to generous contributions from park enthusiasts this year, Vermont Parks Forever helped make our amazing state parks even better by:

  • Purchasing passes for foster families, students, and those with limited mobility, who otherwise would not have the chance to experience all Vermont’s state parks have to offer.    
  • Continuing a youth scholarship to support an annual summer internship at Mt. Philo State Park
  • Planning the revitalization of nature centers in six of our state parks
  • Helping manage legacy land gifts that opened two new state parks: Muckross State Park in Springfield in 2016 and Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park in Hubbardton in 2017.

We have even more excitement planned in the future – stay tuned! Stay up to date by visiting Facebook and signing up for our newsletter!