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. 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!

The WVPD is hiring! The Winooski Valley Park District is seeking an AmeriCorps Member to fill a service opportunity based in Burlington, VT. The member will help in serving 18 natural areas in the region and will be part of a team working on several conservation and education projects. The WVPD is seeking an energetic, motivated individual who ideally has experience working with youth. For Full Position Description and To Apply visit VHCB AmeriCorps website.

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Partner Organization Events:

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Lecture Series: Join the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum on the third Sunday of each month at 4:00pm for engaging and informative lectures on local history. Contact or call (802) 865-4556 for more information. Visit for more information on the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum.

Upcoming Lectures:
June 21: Speaker - David Perrin; Topic: Coin Silver
July 19: Speaker - William Averyt; Topic: The Story Behind the University of Vermont’s Historic Buildings

WVPD's S.O.L.E. Camp for Summer 2015

The Winooski Valley Park District is happy to announce it will be holding its Sustainable Outdoor Leadership and Education - S.O.L.E. Camp for summer 2015! Spaces still available! Check out our Education page for more details.

Register online with Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront or call (802) 864-0123. Look for camp number 112309 - Sustainable Outdoor Leadership.

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 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 for shelter availability, rental rates and to make your reservation today!

The WVPD has two classrooms 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 second Wednesday 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 go to ourContacts page. Next meeting date: July 8, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming 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:
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
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February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
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August 2014
July 2014