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Welcome to the Winooski Valley Park District!

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 Areascropped-wvpdLogo-1.png
  • 1,700+ Acres of Conservation Lands
  • 22+ Miles of Trails
  • 12+ Miles of Shoreline on Lakes 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 from dawn to dusk each day.

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. Learn more on our Mission & History page.

Enjoy WVPD Parks For:


Walking, Hiking & Running

Canoeing & Kayaking

Snowshoeing & XC Skiing

Picnic Areas & Rental Facilities
Scenic Overlooks & Wildlife Viewing
Outdoor Classrooms

The WVPD also offers:

Summer & Winter Vacation Day Camps
Volunteer & Stewardship Opportunities
Environmental Education & Service Learning Opportunities


Rent Our Facilities

Rent the picnic shelter or a classroom for your next event, meeting, or reunion at the Ethan Allen Homestead!

The WVPD’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 Allen House, the picnic shelter is an ideal location for events, reunions, celebrations, 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!

The WVPD has a classroom 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 info@wvpd.org for more information.


WVPD Board of Trustees Information

The WVPD Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday 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 visit our Staff & Board of Trustees page. Next meeting date: November 15, 2016 at 4:30pm.