The Mad River Valley Recreation District (MRVRD) has recently launched an online recreation survey and board and staff members attended the Farmer’s Market and the Craft Fair to encourage participation. Board members will attend other community events, youth sports games and have a table at Mehuron’s to get additional respondents.



“Since the mission of the rec district is broad, we want to know how we are doing.  This five-minute survey will help us learn what current or future programs and assets residents think should be our top priorities,” said Laura Arnesen, rec district executive director.

Here is a link to the survey:

People are asked to complete the survey one time and to share it with family and friends.

The Rec District supports various groups at Brooks Field, at the Warren Elementary School, which is a hub for all kinds of activities.  

At Brooks Field, tennis and pickleball courts are first-come-first-served. (Pickleball has an online sign-up sheet, but that is only to let others know when they might find people to play against.) Courts cannot be reserved. Pickleball players should consolidate if tennis players arrive. Those who been playing tennis or pickleball for more than 90 minutes should yield to new arrivals as they arrive. No skateboarding is allowed on the tennis/pickleball courts. Skateboarders should yield to basketball players on the basketball court. No glass on the tennis/pickleball courts, skatepark or basketball court. Dogs must be leashed and waste should be picked up and disposed of properly. The Mad River Valley Dog Park is now open.

MRVRD also owns and operate Mad River Park, supports youth sports and has a community wide grant program to help fund recreation, environmental and trails groups in our community. Grant applications are due November 1, 2023. The application is at With questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..