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.
July 11 “Sunset Walk”: Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll along the bike path at Delta Park and catch a beautiful Lake Champlain sunset! Meet at 8:00pm at the Delta Park parking area at the end of Windemere Way in Colchester. FREE. Please contact Lauren at email@example.com or call (802) 863-5744 for registration or for more information.
July 17: Visit the WVPD at the Intervale’s Summervale Celebration! WVPD’s Educator will be providing fun activities and games for the whole family to enjoy! Join the WVPD from 5:30-8:00pm at the Intervale’s Conservation Center on Intervale Road next to Gardener’s Supply in Burlington. Visit http://www.intervale.org/news-and-events/summervale for more information.
July 19 Winooski River Clean Up at the Ethan Allen Homestead: Team up with United by Blue, The Outdoor Gear Exchange and the Winooski Valley Park District to help clean up the Winooski River. 9:00am-1:00pm. Sign up at: unitedbyblue.ticketleap.com/winooskirivercleanup/ or www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1719581.jsp
July 21 “Firefly Walk”: Join the WVPD Educator for a star lit walk around the trails of the Ethan Allen Homestead to catch glimpses of fireflies and learn about wildlife behavior at night! Walk will begin at 8:00pm. Bring a head lamp or flash light! Please contact email to register or for more information.
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR THE WVPD'S SUMMER CAMP! Sustainable Outdoor Education and Leadership – SOLE Camp - pairs’ adventure with nature to educate youth in being conservation stewards and to tread lightly. For ages 9-12. Camp is held at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington and runs 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday, August 11-15. Cost is $150/camper per session. Contact the WVPD at email or call (802)863-5744 for more information or to request a registration form.
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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 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.