2019 Events

Join the Winooski Valley Park District at these upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

  • Public Visioning Workshop and Open House with Town of Williston: The Town of Williston recently acquired a 29-acre parcel of open space in northwest Williston. Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD) and the Town are discussing the future of this parcel, and seek public input on the issues, opportunities and range of recreational uses for this parcel, as well the concept of potential ownership by WVPD. Please come to a public visioning workshop and open house to learn more and provide your input! Details as follows:

Public Visioning Workshop & Open House
Help create the vision for a new park in Williston!
WHERE: Williston Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 6:30-8:30 PM – stop in anytime

Points of Contact: Melinda Scott, Williston Conservation Planner 878-6704,
Nick Warner, Executive Director, Winooski Valley Park District, 863-5744,


  • Monthly Bird Monitoring Walks with WVPD’s AmeriCorps Environmental Educator: Join the WVPD’s Environmental Educator Juli for bird monitoring walks each month! Walks are easy to moderate in activity level, depending on location/site of walks, as we will take our time to stop and observe the different species birds we encounter along the way. Binoculars and bird guides are available to borrow. Please email: to RSVP or with have any questions. Upcoming dates & locations: 
    • Saturday April 13th, 8:30-10:30AM — Location: Woodside Natural Area, Essex
    • Sunday June 2nd, 8:30-12:30PM — Location: Colchester Pond, Colchester
    • Saturday June 29th, 8:30-10:30AM — Location: Delta Park, Colchester
  • Green Up Day Saturday, May 4 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Salmon Hole Park, Burlington. Help the WVPD clean up the trails at Salmon Hole and the surrounding neighborhood as part of our Annual Green Up Day event! WVPD will provide trash bags and gloves. Other clean up opportunities for groups and individuals are available at other WVPD parks – contact Tim Larned, Parks Superintendent, for more information.
  • Conservation Field Day Wednesday, May 15 at the Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. Each year the WVPD invites 5th-grade classes from its member communities to partake in a fun-filled a day of hands-on environmental education activities. Students rotate through a series of workshops focused on conservation and stewardship. If you wish to learn more about this event, register your class or provide a workshop contact Lauren Chicote, Programs Director, for more information.

Partner Organization Events

  • Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Third Sunday Lecture Series: Each months lecture will explore a different topic of local and American History. Speakers include local historians and authors. Third Sunday of the month at 2:00pm in the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum and Education Center. For more information call (802) 865 – 4556 or contact Be sure to check out the Museum’s calendar of events or follow them on Facebook for other exciting and informative events on Vermont History!