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About the Park

MRP Field Guide by Underhill ID Students

3rd and 4th grade students of Tracy Lavallee at Underhill ID ElementarySchool created an electronic field guide of Mills Riverside Park inhabitants-- pond, river and other habitats. They did a wonderful job, check out their slide show, enjoy and learn! Pond Field Guide

Mission

The mission of the Jericho Underhill Park District is to serve its member communities by owning and operating the Mills Riverside Park for education, conservation and recreation.

Legal Documents

Park Rules

  • Park hours – dawn to dusk
  • All trash is carry in, carry out
  • Dogs are welcome. They must be leashed at all times except in the designated off-leash area in the East Meadow
  • No hunting, trapping or firearms
  • No fires except by special permit
  • No camping except by special permit
  • Stay on the designated trails in the forested area
  • Biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are permitted in open areas and on existing trails only.
  • Authorized vehicles may cross the covered bridge for the purpose of unloading, re-loading and handicapped drop off only. Vehicles must be returned immediately to the parking area.

History

The Jericho Underhill Land Trust (JULT) purchased the land now known as Mills Riverside Park on July 14, 1999, through a grant-writing and fundraising effort. JULT donated a conservation easement at this time to the Vermont Land Trust thereby ensuring the permanent protection of this scenic land with sensitive wildlife habitats and extraordinary recreational opportunities. Ownership of the park was transferred to the Jericho Underhill Park District (JUPD) on February 24, 2000, following the creation of this two-town municipal entity. The Jericho Underhill Park District owns Mills Riverside Park and the Board of Trustees are responsible for its management.