Located at the end of Flynn Avenue in Burlington's South End, Oakledge Park features 2,400' of waterfront, including a swimming beach with a rocky shore and spectacular sunsets. Purchased by the City in 1970, Oakledge Park was created on the site of the last of the Webb family farm barns and Oakledge Manor, which were bulldozed to make way for the park's construction. Park facilities include a playground, three tennis courts, two softball fields, a multi-use field, volleyball courts, walking trails and two picnic shelters with restrooms, picnic tables and grills. Oakledge marks the southern end of the Burlington Bike Path, which cuts through the park. Note, there is no lifeguard coverage at Oakledge Park.
The first handicapped accessible tree house constructed in a public park was recently completed in Burlington's Oakledge Park. The tree house is located in a large white oak tree and stands 15 feet off the ground. Access is provided from a hard surfaced walkway that connects to a series of ramps which wind through a rocky ledge. The final section of ramp brings the visitor to the base of the tree house. The tree house is located at the southern end of the park near the large picnic shelter and is available for use year round. The construction of the tree house was a cooperative project between the Burlington based non- profit organization, Forever Young Treehouses, Inc. and the City of Burlington. The mission of Forever Young Treehouses is to provide access to a treehouse experience to all regardless of physical, mental or financial restraints. Burlington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be home to the first such treehouse of its kind in a public park in the country and we encourage residents and visitors to check it out!
Pictures and information were provided by Burlington Visitors Center & Convention Bureau
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