Founded in 1959, Perkins Pier is the neighborhood access point for Lake Champlain, offering Burlington locals and visitors open space, play and boating amenities with commanding views of the lake and of the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Located on the formerly industrial waterfront and vulnerable to lake flooding, Perkins Pier symbolizes both the past and future of Burlington. Pressures from the city’s greenway through the site, the rail expansion from the west, and the wastewater treatment plant from the south require visionary thinking to reposition the park for the next century of use.
The Perkins Pier Master Plan process will engage a variety of stakeholders, including local neighbors, boaters, BPRW staff, city officials, and indigenous communities. The plan will unite both the land and water on the site, and focus on integrating economic development, enhancing visitor experiences and residents’ quality of life.
In collaboration with our teammates, VHB and Moffatt + Nichol, Agency will establish a vision for Perkins Pier as a truly four-seasons destination, meeting the needs of Burlington residents today and as the city continues to grow and evolve. Perkins Pier is part of over a decade of collaboration with the Burlington community, from the Parks Master Plan in 2018 to ongoing design work along the famed Bike Path.
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