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.
April 26: Spring Blooms Walk at Colchester Pond, 1:00pm. We will be embracing spring, looking for plants awakening from winter, and discussing the impact of invasive plant species on our native plant communities. Please come prepared for a 3.5 mile moderate walk in the woods with water, snacks and sturdy walking/hiking boots. Free. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (802) 863-5744.
May 2: Green Up Day at Salmon Hole 9:00am - 12:00pm. Join the WVPD for its Annual Green Up Day Clean Ups! The WVPD is a Green Up Day Hub for the City of Burlington at Salmon Hole where we will provide gloves and trash bags, and a special treat for volunteers who stop by! Other clean ups will be happening at various parks. Please contact email@example.com. or call (802) 863-5744 for more information on how to be involved.
The WVPD is HIRING!
- Seasonal Maintenance Crew: help with trail work and general park maintenance. Contact Tim Larned, Parks Superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.
- S.O.L.E. (Sustainable Outdoor Leadership Education) Camp counselor interns: assist in daily operations of outdoor education and adventure summer camp for ages 6-12 years old. Contact S.O.L.E. Camp Director, Lauren Chicote, at email@example.com.
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Lecture Series: Join the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00pm for engaging and informative lectures on local history. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 865-4556 for more information. Visit www.ethanallenhomestead.org for more information on the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum.
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! 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.
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more 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. Next meeting date: February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
Upcoming 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