To enhance the quality of life by providing diverse recreational and healthy lifestyle opportunities while maintaining the integrity of area parks and the surrounding environment.
The Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department is currently lead by Interim Director Danielle Rothy.
The Fairfax Community Park Committee was formed in 1994. It examined a variety of projects, including purchasing and developing a community park. In 2002, the Committee received a Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) grant to construct a Community Park and Recreation Path on 20.5 acres that was owned by the Town along the Lamoille River. The Community Park Committee led to creation of the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department in 2004.
As the result of over 17 years of effort, the Fairfax Community Park and Recreation Path went from a community vision to reality when it was completed in 2006. The park & path have been a focal point for years. There has been land purchases, archeological studies, community forums and committees, engineering, steering committee work, community and state administration collaboration and much fundraising. The committee still plans to expand the park to accommodate additional features like a restroom facility, storage area and outdoor pavilion.
The department Director works closely with the BFA Fairfax and other groups throughout the community to help facilitate community wide recreation, health, and wellness opportunities.
The Parks and Recreation Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disabling condition in employment opportunities or in the provision of our services.