Ballard Park is a public park in the center of Wesport hamlet. The park is on the lake shore and offers magnificent views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont--the very views that inspired world famous artists to paint this spectacular and picturesque natural scene. Ballard Park was once the site of a grand resort hotel, the Westport Inn.
Ballard Park offers concerts each Thursday evening throughout the summer months as part of its Summer Concert Series. These are held at the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion, whose design is patterned after that of the Westport Inn Hotel building. Another popular summer offering is a "Shakespeare-in-the-Park" summer theatre. The park also hosts various community events, such as the Heritage Festival. The park offers ice skating and sledding in winter, with a "warming hut" to which skaters and sledders can seek temporary refuge from winter's chill.
Ballard Park can be reserved for private and special events.