Winooski Valley Park District

Welcome!

Welcome to the Winooski Valley Park District's (WVPD) webpage! The WVPD is your Park District. It was created by the member municipalities for its residents in 1972. It now includes 18 parks, over 1,700 acres of natural areas, 22 miles of trails, and over 12 miles of shoreline on lakes and rivers. The WVPD’s member municipalities are Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Jericho, South Burlington, Williston, and Winooski.

Join Us At An Upcoming Event!

April 20 "Signs of Spring" Walk: Look for signs of spring on a guided walk of the Gilbrook Natural Area in Winooski with the WVPD's Educator! The walk will begin at 9:00am.

April 27 "Spring Blooms" Walk: Join the WVPD for a wildflower tour of the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. We will be embracing spring, looking for plants awakening from winter, and discussing the impact of invasive plant species on our native plant communities. The walk will begin at 1:00pm.

Keep up to date on our events by visiting our facebook page!

Winooski Valley Park District Mission

The Winooski Valley Park District's mission is to plan, acquire, and manage lands and waters within the boundaries of its member municipalities in the Winooski River Valley for purposes of conservation, preservation of natural areas, establishment of parks, and resource-based education and recreation.

The WVPD's Master Plan provides guidance to achieve this mission.

Rent Our Facilities

picnic shelter Rent the picnic shelter or a classroom for your next event, meeting, or reunion!

The Winooski Valley Park District's picnic shelter is available for rent year-round. Just a short distance from the Ethan Allen Homestead's walking trails, self-guided wetlands walk, Winooski River canoe and kayak access, and the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum's historic barn and house, the picnic shelter is an ideal location for events, reunions, and parties. The shelter offers several picnic tables, a fireplace, electricity, toilets, and ample parking.