In 2019, a long-held dream of the residents of Saxtons River Village was realized in the grand opening of the Saxtons River Park. Originally a decommissioned gas station and brownfield, this small parcel of land, anchoring one end of a quintessentially Vermont downtown village Main Street, now features ADA-accessible walking paths, multipurpose play lawn, performance space, shade trees, and an outdoor amphitheater built from locally reclaimed granite bridge abutments. It is now a well-used amenity in the greater Saxtons River community as a space for outdoor concerts and presentations, social gatherings, kids’ play groups, birdwatchers, and exercise classes.

Awards and Recognition


Susan Teare, where noted


LE Environmental LLC, Project Manager and Environmental Professional
Green Mountain Engineering, Civil Engineer
Adams Trucking and Excavation, General Contractor
Terrigenous Landscape Architecture, Masonry
Allen Brothers Farms, Garden Installation
Springfield Fence Co., Handrails

Featured In

Growing Together with Landscape Architecture” , Interactive map of public landscapes designed by Landscape Architects,
in celebration of World Landscape Architecture Month.
JMMDS Design for Public Spaces: Saxtons River Park“, JMMDS blog post.
New Park Officially Opened in Saxtons River“, local newspaper article about the Park.