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 Areas
  • 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 with no admission fees from dawn to dusk each day.

Enjoy WVPD Parks For:


– Walking, Hiking & Running

– Canoeing & Kayaking

– Fishing

– Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

– Picnic Areas & Rental Facilities

– Scenic Overlooks & Wildlife Viewing

Outdoor Classrooms

– Community Gardening

The WVPD also offers:

WVPD Board of Trustees Information

The WVPD Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm 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: November 19, 2019 at 4:30pm 


Winooski Valley Park District is requesting bids for demolition of existing structures and utilities, re-grading and reseeding at Derway Cove Park (3090 North Ave. Burlington). Project fully permitted/funded, with demolition completion by February 28, 2020. Bidders provide references from similar projects to demonstrate qualifications. Women and Minority owned businesses, small locally owned businesses, and Section 3 businesses strongly encouraged to submit bids. For information, bid forms, and questions contact Donal Dugan at
Donal.dugan@gmail.com by 4 PM Friday November 15, 2019.