Winooski Valley Park District


Welcome to the Winooski Valley Park District's (WVPD)! The WVPD is YOUR Park District. It was created by the member municipalities for its residents in 1972. Today, the Park District 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!

Registration for Winter Wonders February Vacation Camp Now OPEN!

Campers will explore the wonders of winter through outdoor adventure activities including snowshoeing, animal tracking, nature exploration, games, crafts, fun and more! Campers should be prepared to be outside for a portion to most of the day.

When: February 22-26, Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington
Who: Campers ages 6-9 years old
Cost: $150/camper for the week or $32/camper per day
Registration: Fill out the Registration Form or contact for more information.

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Partner Organization Events:

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum:

Lecture Series: Third Sunday of each month at 4:00pm. Contact or call (802) 865-4556 for more information. Visit for more information on the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum.

Burlington Forest Preschool

The WVPD is happy to announce that the Burlington Forest Preschool now calls the Ethan Allen Homestead home! Come learn about the preschool and tour the new space at their Open House on August 22nd from 11am - 3pm Vist Burlington Forest Preschool for more information.

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 at the Ethan Allen Homestead!

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. Contact for shelter availability, rental rates and to make your reservation today!

The WVPD has two classrooms in the Education Center located at the Ethan Allen Homestead that can be rented for meetings, staff trainings, camps or parties. Hourly, daily and weekly rates available, contact for more information.

WVPD Board of Trustees Information

The WVPD Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm in the WVPD Offices at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. For more information on the WVPD's Board of Trustees go to our Contacts page. Next meeting date: December 15, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming Meeting Agenda:
November 17th Meeting Agenda
October 13th Meeting Agenda
September 9th Meeting Agenda
August 19th Meeting Agenda
July 8th Meeting Agenda
June 10th Meeting Agenda
May 13th Meeting Agenda
April 8th Meeting Agenda
March 11th Meeting Agenda
February 11th Meeting Agenda
January 20th Meeting Agenda
December 16th Meeting Agenda
November 18th Meeting Agenda
October 21st Meeting Agenda
September 16th Meeting Agenda
August 19th Meeting Agenda

DRAFT Minutes:
November 2015
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December 2014
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