Strategic Vision and Master Plan

Strategic Vision

Winooski will continue to be a livable, diverse, and affordable community where the role of government will be to foster and guide:

Economic Vitality

Maintain and expand our economic development to ensure long-term vibrancy.

Municipal Infrastructure

Invest in the city’s municipal infrastructure, including energy resources, facilities, and technology; roads and sidewalks; and water, sewer, and storm water lines and facilities. Infrastructure investment will make our city safe and accessible to residents and visitors while recognizing the critical role that we play in the region’s system.


Ensure a mix of quality housing that maintains and enhances Winooski’s unique sense of place and supports the needs of the entire community.

Safe, Healthy, Connected People 

Foster relationships across generations and cultures by providing a safe and healthy environment and providing opportunities to connect and engage with other residents of the city.

2023 Goal Updates


Parks and Open Space Master Plan

In March 2019, the Winooski City Council adopted an updated Municipal Master Plan, which included several recommendations related to the development of Winooski’s parks. This includes the goal to: Maintain and improve the City’s parks, natural areas, and facilities for exercise and recreation opportunities for all ages and to achieve a goal of having all Winooski residents within an easily accessible 10-minute walk of a high-quality park or natural area through development of a Parks and Open Space Master Plan of current and future facilities. In response to this goal, City staff were able to secure funding through the National Recreation and Parks Association’s 10-Minute Walk Grant program, and used the funds to bring on a consultant (Omnes Landscape Architecture, Planning & Art) in October 2019 to help in the development of a new Parks and Open Space Master Plan.