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.


WVPD News & Event

Snowshoe Tracking Walk February 14th at Muddy Brook Wetland Reserve in South Burlington.
Bring your sweetheart to enjoy a snowshoe walk to look for signs and tracks of local wildlife. WVPD can provide snowshoes those who need them. Free, 10:00am. Registration required, contact

Registration for Winter Wonders February Vacation Camp Now OPEN! Deadline February 15th! 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: Please fill out the Registration Form and return to the WVPD or contact for more information.

Visit our Education Page for more information!

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Partner Organization Events:

L.L. Bean Discovery School Adventures at the Ethan Allen Homestead
Starlight Snowshoe Tours: Fridays through February 26, 6:00-9:00pm
Snowshoeing Discovery Course: Saturdays & Sundays through March 13, 10:30am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:30pm
Holiday Snowshoe Discovery Course: Monday January 18 and February 15, 10:30am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:30pm
Registration required, visit

Wintervale Days 2016
When: Sunday, February 21 and Sunday, March 13 from 11 AM – 3 PM (weather permitting)
Where: Burlington’s Intervale at 282 Intervale Road (former site of Intervale Compost Products)
What: Free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family, thanks to Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, Catamount Trail Association, Skirack, and Winooski Valley Park District. Kids activities and games, thanks to Winooski Valley Park District. Delicious food and drink for purchase.
For more information visit

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! Visit 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 WVPD'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 Allen House, the picnic shelter is an ideal location for events, reunions, celebrations, 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 a classroom 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 visit our Contacts page. Next meeting date: February 16, 2016 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming Meeting Agenda:
January 19th Meeting Agenda
December 15th 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:
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