FLOODING UPDATE (9/7/23): The flooding in July and continued rain this summer have impacted many WVPD parks and sections of trail. Please see individual park pages for updates and follow WVPD on Instagram (@wvpdoutreach) and Facebook for the most up to date information. Questions? Contact info@wvpd.org


The Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD) is a cooperative partnership of eight member communities who share a common interest in protecting natural resources in the Winooski River Valley.

Today the Park District manages and protects:


  • 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, Essex Junction, 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

– Canoe & Kayak Access

– 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 4:30pm unless otherwise noted. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Please contact nickwarner@wvpd.org if you wish to attend a meeting. For meeting agenda, past meeting minutes, and more information on the WVPD’s Board of Trustees visit our Staff & Board of Trustees page.

Next regularly scheduled meeting date: October 17, 2023 at 4:30pm.

Meetings will be held as a hybrid virtual and in-person. In-person meeting will be at the WVPD’s offices at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Virtual option will be held via Zoom. Please contact Executive Director Nick Warner at nickwarner@wvpd.org for join meeting information. 

For updates on the WVPD’s response and operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Response page.