Park Rules and Regulations

Park Rules and Regulations

Persons shall use Winooski Valley Park District property at their own risk and assume responsibility for any legal liability for injury or damage to the person or property of themselves or others and to hold the Park District, its board, and its employees harmless in the event of such accident or injury.

Hours and Fees:  The parks are open from dawn to dusk each day year round, free of charge.

Conduct:  Appropriate public recreation activities only.  Please stay on designated trails!  All plants, trees, and wildlife should be left in the setting in which they are found.  Winooski Valley Park District property, including signs or tables, should be left in place and not defaced in any manner.

Refuse:  Park visitors are responsible for carrying out their own garbage, or for using trash barrels where provided.  Park visitors are required to leave the area in the same condition in which they found it.  No glass bottles or kegs are allowed in any WVPD park.

Pets:  Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times in order to protect wildlife.  Owners must immediately clean up and properly dispose of any waste.

Motor Vehicles:  Motor vehicles are allowed only on designated roads and parking areas.  No off-road vehicles allowed.

Biking:  Bikes are welcome on roads and parking areas, and on the designated bike trails at Delta Park, Ethan Allen Homestead, and Mayes Landing.  Since resource protection is the WVPD’s primary obligation, bikes are prohibited on trails except on trails specifically designated for this use.

Fires:  Fires are ONLY allowed in the picnic shelter fireplace at the Ethan Allen Homestead.  Fires must not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished after use.  The collection and burning of wood is prohibited. No outside firewood is allowed to be brought into the park.  No open fires are allowed at other WVPD parks, but the use of small, portable cook stoves and grills is allowed.  

Noise:  All noise should be kept at a volume which does not disturb other park visitors or people living in the area.  No amplified music.

Hunting:  Hunting and trapping are not allowed.  Hunting weapons and firearms are not to be discharged in the parks, nor are they to be discharged into them.

Picking/Harvesting:  Picking and/or harvesting plants is not allowed; all plants should be left in the setting in which they are found.

Geo/Earth Caching:  All geo/earth caches must be accessible from the trail and are allowed with written permission only.

Rock Climbing:  Rock climbing is not allowed.

Disc Golf:  Disc golfing is not allowed.

Metal Detecting:  Metal detecting is not allowed.

Organized Events:  Allowed by permit only. Please contact the WVPD at [email protected].