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Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park

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Great community resource

when we visit Manchester we do a picnic in the park with out dog. Nice clean facility, well... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Robert G
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Wappingers Falls, New York
Great small-town park for all ages

Free rec park in the middle of Manchester. Baseball, soccer, lacrosse, skateboarding, and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Dr_JCO
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Manchester, Vermont
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Rt. 30 North, Manchester, VT 05255
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This park is a regular stop for walking. It is dog friendly as long as they stay on the leash. Parking is easy and next to the walking area.

Thank pilgrim672015
Reviewed 16 September 2017

when we visit Manchester we do a picnic in the park with out dog. Nice clean facility, well maintained, an it has a dog park to allow our dog to run off some energy. Pick up lunch at Zoey's Deli and head over

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Free rec park in the middle of Manchester. Baseball, soccer, lacrosse, skateboarding, and swimming - these are some of the activities available. As you can see, this is not a park to visit in the winter.

1  Thank Dr_JCO
John O, Manager at Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Dr_JCO, Thanks for the great review! We are working on paddle tennis, which is a great sport for the winter. John O'Keefe Town Manager

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Tennis, ball games, and great walking paths make this park a gem in Manchester. Beautiful well kept grounds and can walk from town.

Thank smthibs
Reviewed 27 August 2017

An excellent playground for families, and a wonderful park overall. The town seemed to outdo itself putting this together.

1  Thank Brian K
John O, General Manager at Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Brian, thank you for your online review! We are working to make it the best park in the area, and so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Park. John O'Keefe, Town Manager

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The rec park is a favorite of young families for playing on the playground, swimming at the pool or youth league games. A great asset to Manchester.

Thank VermontJetsetter
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Can with little kids, they loved the big open grass, well kept playgrounds etc. It was clean, super kid friendly, and a perfect place for a family picnic.

Thank J D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Do you want to walk o a maintain path for 1 mile or 6 the Dana L Thompson Park as a 1 mile path that winds around the parameter of the park. There are basketball & Tennis courts, baseball lacrosse, soccer and a lighted football...More

1  Thank Andy05255
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Manchester is pretty strict about where you can let a dog ruin in town. At this park there is a very large, enclosed dog park. There is enough space to use a Chuck-It and the local boy scouts just finished building a covered shelter in...More

Thank nw-1954
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This great park has everything, from swimming, to ball fields, walking trails and a dog part - we were there for the dog park. Big, clean, and a good place to let ours off leash

Thank Robert G
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indig718
14 August 2017|
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Response from John O | Property representative |
Hi indig718, yes, grilling is allowed if the fire is contained within a BBQ grill. There are some onsite, near the covered pavilions, or you can BYOG (bring your own grill). Charcoal and propane are both acceptable. John... More
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