Public Lands

Lake Bomoseen State Park

Vermont State Parks
Two kids sitting on a park bench

SE Group and Northern Architects collaborated on the design of Bomoseen State Park facility to create a renovated park that provides an enhanced day park experience.

Two kids biking along a trail

The new park plan included an enlarged sand beach area, new boat docks for visitors, a boardwalk that connects the campground to the day park beach, pedestrian walks and bike path, new shade trees near the beach, a picnic grove, playgrounds for different age groups, and beautiful new landscaping with green stormwater infrastructure. A photovoltaic panel array was planned to generate enough electricity to offset all power used by the day park and achieve a “Net Zero” facility meeting a goal of the State of Vermont. A new 2,000 square foot “presentation building” for nature programs was part of the future plan.

A beach house in a park

The existing beach house was designated as “significantly historic” and was part of the Mission 66 style developed for parks throughout the country in the 1960s. The building was renovated/restored to maintain its historic character while being updated for ADA compliance, including additions to the restrooms/changing areas and for boat rentals, and new finishes on the interior and exterior. The failed foundation was replaced, and the roof framing reinforced to comply with current building codes.

The results of the renovation design retained the historic fabric of the park while providing a natural lakeside recreation experience to the delight of park visitors.