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Park passes are open to residents of the Essex community, or for any non-residents who are renewing a recently expired pass. The annual passes can be purchased at 81 Main Street, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. You can no longer purchase or renew your pass at Sand Hill Pool. Please remember to have proof of residency with you when purchasing a park pass.
Learn more on our Pass Application Form.
If you lose your laminated card or change your license plate number, which is printed on the front of your Indian Brook Pass, there is a $2 replacement fee. This is a quick process that can be taken care of here in our office at 81 Main Street.
Passes should be left in your vehicle where they can be easily retrieved when Indian Brook staff checks passes. We highly suggest leaving it in your glove compartment box for convenience to the vehicle driver and gate staff. You do not need to display the pass on your dash once you have been given access to the park. Prolonged exposure to heat or direct sunlight will cause the cards to warp and fade. Please do not leave cards on the dash of your vehicle unless visiting Indian Brook.
You still need to have your pass with you and must stop at the gate to be checked/scanned into the park with the staff.
Your annual pass to the park is valid 12 months out of the year (January to December) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. If you wish to enter the park outside those hours, you must secure a separate permit in advance from the Parks and Recreation Department located at:81 Main StreetEssex Junction, VT 05452Phone: 802-878-1342
HoursMonday through Friday7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dogs must be on a leash in the parking lots and driveways, picnic area adjacent to the dam and at the water in front of these areas. Dogs are only allowed to be off their leash beginning at the trail head past the parking lot on the east side of the reservoir and beyond the trail head at the lower parking lot on the south end of the reservoir. Dogs must respond to voice commands, cannot chase the wildlife in the park, and must be under the owner's complete supervision and control at all times.
At each trail head we have provided dog mitts and trash receptacles. Please be a responsible dog owner/caretaker; you must pick up after your dog and dispose of properly.
If you have more questions please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 802-878-1342 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.