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Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park

Rt. 30 North, Manchester, VT 05255
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Excellent park for outdoor activities and families

The rec park is a favorite of young families for playing on the playground, swimming at the pool or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago

Can with little kids, they loved the big open grass, well kept playgrounds etc. It was clean, super... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rt. 30 North, Manchester, VT 05255
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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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 Nathaniel W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautiful, extremely large, and well maintained park for the community of Manchester and visitors! Maple Leaf Half Marathon start and finish line.

Thank lovetoskiny
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a fine public park in Manchester Vermont, with plenty of free parking. It has ball fields, soccer fields, a pool, equipment for children on a playground, skateboard ramps and a fine walking trail that circles the park. The trail is flat, about six...More

Thank BobHLeverett
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice park. Nice walking trails, dog park. While we were there a college soccer game was going on, so it was a little noisy, but I don't think that was the usual. Sure we'll return.More

Thank Paul D
John O, Manager at Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Hi Paul D, We did have a college soccer game, a D-1 game UVM vs, UMass, on August 10. Sorry for the noise. It's not a regular thing at the Park. Hope you'll come back on one of out typical quiet Vermont days. John OKeefe...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Thompson park is among the best maintained and most scenic parks in all my travels. A highlight for me was the smooth stone dust walking/running trail around lush green ballfields. The path has connections to the nearby school and town center, the Palmer House resort's...More

Thank ARF-GF
Reviewed 26 July 2016

There's something for everyone here. The walking/running trail encompasses the entire park. There are basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, swing sets, pool ($) and other children's activities. Also an enclosed Dog park in the back corner of the park where we can let the...More

Thank Christine F
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14 August 2017|
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