Peavine Park

Located along Peavine Boulevard at the confluence of the Third and Main Branches of the White River.  Amenities include a gazebo, various benches and picnic tables, and a canoe launch. 

Peavine Park was the vision of Louis Gaiko, brought to fruition by the Bethel Business Association who donated their time, money, and energy.  The grand opening and dedication of the new riverside park was held on July 27, 1991, with the park being officially donated to the Town of Bethel on April 5, 1995.  The Bethel white granite flagpole base was donated by Rock of Ages Corp with shaping, lettering, and placement performed by Paini Monuments.  The gazebo was added to the park in 1995, and was anchored to a granite block.
Tropical Storm Irene (August 28, 2011) caused significant damage to the park, leaving behind silt 3 feet deep as was revealed once the river dropped back to its normal level.  A community clean-up day was organized by Lisa Campbell in the Fall of 2011 to dig out the various benches and other structures.  This allowed the Town to then procure a local contractor in the Spring of 2012 to remove the remaining silt with heavy equipment from the park, reestablish land slopes, seed the entire area to fortify growth of new sod, and restore the parking lot.  Once those projects were completed, the White River Partnership planted a number of new trees around the perimeter of the park.  A community planting day was arranged by the Bethel Parks & Public Places Committee to plant new flowers in various locations around the park.  The Town then contracted with additional contractors to make repairs to the gazebo and to replace the split rail fence around the parking area.  The park is now well on it's way to being in better condition than it was pre-Irene.

Map Location


Bethel Town Manager's Office


(802) 234-9340


(802) 234-6840