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The City has multiple open spaces for residents to recreate in.  These spaces offer a variety of outdoor options for people of all skills and ages.  Remember to be good stewards of these spaces. 

Cow Pasture

Located at the end of Maplewood Avenue

The Cow Pasture is a 67-acre municipally-owned undeveloped property in Barre City.  The Cow Pasture contains an extensive trail network, ranging from wide, mowed paths to single-track wooded trails. A small parking area at the end of Maplewood Avenue allows visitors to access the trail
network from the south. The Cow Pasture contains a mosaic of natural communities and historically managed lands that provide diverse habitat for plants and wildlife.

City Hall Park

Located at the intersection of Main St and Washington St

City Hall Park is in the heart of the City, flanked by City Hall and Aldrich Library.   The park contains green space, a gazebo and benches.  In summer months, City Hall Park hosts farmers markets organized by The Barre Partnership on Wednesday afternoons. 

Currier Park
The Currier Park Historic District lies northeast of Barre's Downtown Historic District. It is a well preserved planned residential development dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Currier Park Historic District is comprised of numerous private homes which are not open to the public. It is roughly bounded by Park St., Potash Brook, East St. and Academy St. Currier Park, the center of the district is a public park.

Canales Woods Park

Located off Pleasant Street

Canales Woods is located in the North End.  This green space has small recreational trails and offers wildlife and birdwatching opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Rotary Park and Charlie's Playground 2012
This park includes are three small shelters and one large covered shelter with plenty of tables. A large grill and parking is conveniently located.

Two outdoor basketball courts and four outdoor asphalt tennis courts available in Rotary Park. The park and playground closes each night at dusk.

Shelter reservations should be made in advance for the use of the shelters by calling the Recreation Department at (802) 476-0257.

Dente Park
A small pocket park located at the entrance of the North End, a historically Italian-American area of the City. The Park contains the 23 foot tall Italian-American Stonecutters Monument dedicated on Nov. 9, 1985.


Thanks to a generous donation from the Semprebon Committee several neighborhood playgrounds were upgraded.
These playgrounds are located here in Barre City and offer children and families a place to play, have fun, meet new friends and even enjoy a picnic!
All of our playgrounds are now smoke free zones.

Charlie’s Playground/Playground 2000

Located in Rotary Park

Two new structures were added in the summer of 2012, replacing the wooden Playground 2000. There is one structure designed for youngsters 2—5 years of age and one for 5—12 years of age. There are climbing walls, several slides, physical challenges, games, and more all throughout the structure. New swing sets were also added that included 2 tire swings, belt swings and 2 swings for physically challenged individuals and young toddlers.

Garfield Play Area

Corner of Garfield and Lincoln Avenues

This play structure is in the process of being replaced.  A brand new structure will be installed in Spring 2024.  The playground also has open space for other recreational activities. 

Mathewson Playground

Corner of Elm and Summer Streets

This sizeable play area is complete with slides, a climbing apparatus, a tic-tac-toe board and more. Over the course of 2012 the wall around the playground was repaired, a new fence was installed and benches were repaired. A new swing set was added. Work is currently being done to the landscape and ground cover. A very special thank you is extended to the neighbors around that park who continue to meet as more improvements are scheduled.

Nativi Playground

Located on River Street

This neighborhood play area is complete with a play structure, grills and a non-regulation basketball court.

Vine Street Park

Located on Vine Street

A brand new play structure was recently added and is complete with slides, climbing challenges and more. A new swing set was also added. This playground is located on a dead end street and is ideal for younger children.

Wobby Park

Adjacent to the Public Safety Building

This area has a new play structure designed for youngsters 5—12 years of age. There are swings, green space and a shelter with a picnic table. There is also a non-regulation size basketball court. The area is enclosed with a fence.