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.
March 16 Snowshoe Walk: Join the WVPD for a snowshoe tour of Colchester Pond. The WVPD will provide snowshoes for those that need them. Please come prepared for a 3.5 mile hike in the woods, and bring a water bottle and a light snack. The walk will begin at 1:00pm.
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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.