The Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park

The Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, also known as the Rec. Park by local residents, was named in honor of Police Chief Dana L. Thompson, who was killed in the line of duty in December of 1972. The Park encompasses more than 95 acres, the newly erected Park House, 6 lane swimming pool with diving board, three baseball diamonds, softball field, multipurpose athletic fields, three playgrounds for kids of all ages, one-mile walking path, a dog park that is operated by the Manchester Dog Park (a not-for-profit organization), skateboard park, three outdoor basketball courts and three tennis courts. A trail in the northeast corner of the Park leads to Riley Rink and a trail in the southeast corner leads to Manchester Elementary-Middle School (MEMS) and downtown Manchester. Restrooms are available at the Park House. The Park is open daily until 10:00 PM and is located off of Bonnet Street (Route 30) on Recreation Park Road in Manchester Center.


340 Rec Park Rd Manchester CenteVT  05255