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Mission & History


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.


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.