History of East End Park
Current Stewardship and Management of East End Park
When the park was completed in early 2021, Sustainable Woodstock transferred long-term stewardship of the East End Park Project to the Woodstock Community Trust as part of that organization’s mission to improve the quality of life in Woodstock.
History of the East End Project and Creation of East End Park
Beginning with the gestation of the East End Project (2009) and continuing through the construction of the East End Park (2018-2020), Sustainable Woodstock’s East End Action Group (EEAG), staff and partners transformed Woodstock’s primary public access to the Ottauquechee River into a valuable recreational facility for local residents and visitors alike.
Park visitors looking north are now treated to expansive views of Billings Farm and Museum, Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park and the distant hills—bucolic landscapes that evoke the conservation stewardship and agricultural legacies of George Perkins Marsh and Frederick Billings. The adjoining 3-mile Ottauquechee River Trail enhances the outdoor experience, enabling park visitors to become immersed in the natural beauty of this riparian environment.
East End Park cleanup in 2013.
East End Park snow dump in 2012.
Photo courtesy of VT Agency of Natural Resource.
Rain garden planting in 2017.
Amphitheater, pergola, and Joby Thompson labyrinth in 2020.