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.

Featured Event:

  • Winooski Pedal and Paddle with Friends of the Winooski River Sunday, July 23. The WVPD is partnering with the Friends of the Winooski River for this great, new event! Starting at the Ethan Allen Homestead, participants will enjoy a leisurely pedal (bike ride) through the Intervale to Winooski, where they will hop in their boats and paddle back down the Winooski River to the Ethan Allen Homestead for a relaxed celebration. More information and registration can be found here.
Other Events

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:


The WVPD is HIRING! Check our Jobs page for a list of current open positions and information on how to apply!


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: June 20, 2017, at 4:30 pm.