Welcome to the Winooski Valley Park District!

The Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD) is a cooperative partnership of seven member communities who share a common interest in protecting natural resources in the Winooski River Valley. Today the Park District manages:

  • 18 Parks and Natural Areascropped-wvpdLogo-1.png
  • 1,750+ Acres of Conservation Land
  • 22+ Miles of Trail
  • 13+ Miles of Shoreline on Lakes, Ponds and Rivers

The WVPD serves the member communities of Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Jericho, South Burlington, Williston, and Winooski.

Parks are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk each day.

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. Learn more on our Mission & History page.

Enjoy WVPD Parks For:


Walking, Hiking & Running

Canoeing & Kayaking

Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

Picnic Areas & Rental Facilities
Scenic Overlooks & Wildlife Viewing
Outdoor Classrooms

Community Gardening

The WVPD also offers:

Summer & Winter Vacation Day Camps
Volunteer & Stewardship Opportunities
Environmental Education & Service Learning Opportunities

Community Events


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 Staff & Board of Trustees page. Next meeting date: March 21, 2017 at 4:30pm.