Town of Manchester

Park House


The Town of Manchester, Vermont was concerned about deteriorating conditions at the existing pool building and a lack of facilities at the Dana L Thompson Recreation Park. To address these concerns Bread Loaf worked with the Town Recreation Building Committee to develop a needs assessment, conceptual design, cost estimate and schedule for design, permitting and construction of a new Park House to replace the existing pool building.

The Park House has become the focal center and central support building for activities at the park and public pool. The new facility includes men’s and women’s changing rooms and shower facilities, family locker rooms, public restrooms, staff offices and a community room. The public rest rooms are designed with separate entrances from the exterior so they can be accessed by the public using the park when the remainder of the building is closed. The changing rooms also serve as locker rooms for teams competing at the adjacent Applejack Field. The new community room is a welcome addition for meetings, classes and events held year round.