Winooski Valley Park District

Welcome!

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's Eve - Saturday December 6th 4:00 - 7:00pm at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum. Come Calling on Ethan and Fanny Allen, as we re-create a winter's evening at the Homestead! Start your experience in our Education Center to learn some 18th Century dances, how to write with quill and ink, make 18th Century toys, or try on some 18th century clothing for a photo opportunity! Then take a candle light tour of Ethan Allen's Homestead where you can meet Ethan, Fanny, and some of their children. From 4-5:30 learn Colonial dances in our 18th Century Tavern, and at 6:00 p.m. see the Green Mountain Boys elect and promote a new officer! Admission: $8 Regular / $6 Senior/ Vermonter / $4 Children 6-12 / Free for Children under 6. For more information visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum's website.

The Winooski Valley Park District is excited to announce that it will be partnering with Keeping Track ® and Sue Morse this fall to offer a Keeping Track Monitoring Program (KTMP) workshop series for individuals interested in learning more about wildlife species and habitat conservation in their community. The WVPD is looking for interested individuals to join our team who will help us in continued monitoring of sites at our various parks throughout the region. The workshop series includes all materials, six all-day field classes and two evening lectures/potlucks. Field classes will be conducted entirely outdoors from 8:30am to 4:00pm. No experience necessary! We are looking for individuals as young as 85 and as old as 10 to participate!

FIELD DATES FOR WORKSHOP SERIES:

- October 4th - Wolf Run, Jericho, Vermont

- December 6th – Montgomery, Vermont (exact location TDB)

- January 17th – Colchester Pond, Colchester, Vermont

- February 8th – Wolf Run, Jericho, Vermont

- March 7th – Wolf Run, Jericho, Vermont

- April 11th – Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, Vermont

- PLUS two evening lecture/potlucks (January 27 and April 7) 5:30-9:00pm

To become a part of the Winooski Valley Park District’s team and register for the KTMP workshop series please contact info@wvpd.org or call (802) 863-5744.

To learn more about Keeping Track and the Keeping Track Monitoring Program visit keepingtrack.org

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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 info@wvpd.org for shelter availability, rental rates and to make your reservation today!