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. 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!

Winter Family Fun and Dog Sled Rides at the Ethan Allen Homestead. Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm. Join the WVPD for an afternoon of family winter fun! The WVPD will have free snowshoe demos for youth and adults, a guided snowshoe tour at 3:00pm and winter inspired family fun activities for all to enjoy! Burlington Parks and Recreation will host These Woods Kennels to provide rides behind their sled dog team! Registration required for the sled dog rides only, $30/family, contact Burlington Parks and Recreation to register by calling (802)864-0123. Contact call (802) 863-5744 for more information.

WINTERVALE Sundays January 18th, February 15th, and March 8th 10:00am - 2:00pm. Free ski and snowshoe demos, kid activities, music, food for purchase, and much, much more! Check out for more information.

Feb. 3 & March 5: Full Moon Celebration Join the WVPD and Burlington Parks and Rec. to celebrate the full moon with a skate or snowshoes under the stars. Location TBD, weather dependent. 6-9pm. Free. Contact for more information. Stay tuned for more details!

Feb. 22: Snowshoe Tracking Walk Come learn how to read the signs of wildlife in our region on a 3.5 mile snowshoe tour of Colchester Pond. The WVPD will provide snowshoes for those who need them. Walk will begin at 10:00am. Free. Registration required, please contact or call (802) 863-5744.

March 21: Snowshoe Tour of Muddy Brook Wetland Reserve. We’ll look for signs of wildlife and discuss how animals survive the winter. 1-3pm. Free. Registration required, please contact or call (802) 863-5744.

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