Charter Oak Park
Charter Oak Park is one of the most used parks in Town and in 2017, the Town completed roughly $2 million of improvements to the park, including new playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, a revamped softball field, a "music garden,” and newly paved parking lot and walkways. Additional upgrades including new bathrooms near the playing courts, an additional 22 parking spaces, a new two-way entry, a resurfaced bicycle path, improved lighting, and video cameras to monitor the park.
OurParks Gear & Bike Shop
This onsite Gear and Bike Shop is located in the building formerly known as the Charter Oak Warming Hut. Open seasonally, from 5:30-8:30 PM summer weeknights, the shop stocks OurParks merchandise, including hoodies, hats, and shirts, as well as water, candy and recreational supplies. The Gear and Bike Shop serves as the headquarters for Charter Oak Park Yellow Bike and Scooter Program, the OurParks Ambassador Program. This site offers seasonal weekly drop-in activities which include life-size jenga/connect four, foosball, arts and crafts and Ping-Pong tables
Yellow Bike & Scooter Program
Charter Oak Park hosts a bike & scooter sharing program which is available seasonally, Monday - Friday, 5:30-8:30 PM to residents and non-residents. (Riders under 18 years of age must have a consent & waiver form completed by a parent or guardian once per season). Please have proper identification and safety equipment present to rent.
Charter Oak Park also hosts the Rotary Music Garden. This collaboration was created in partnership the Manchester Rotary Club. Through this partnership, the town was able to provide the space for the site, while the Rotary Club provided the funding, and together they have been able to bring a musical destination for their community.
Events for All
The Park Ambassadors are back to working hard and look forward to serving you at Charter Oak Park. We are excited to announce we are bringing back the Summer Event series which begins on June 30 and runs every Thursday or Friday through August 26. All events and drop-in activities are no cost and sign up is not required.
Summer Kick Off | 06/30, 6:00-8:00 PM
Bring the family and enjoy our summer kick off featuring inflatables & recreational games and activities!
Plant Night | 07/08, 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us this Friday Night to plant the seeds to a healthy lifestyle! We will have different paint your own flowerpots and grass craft kits.
Bike Rodeo | 07/14, 4:30-7:30 PM
In collaboration with the Police Department, Youth Services Division, and Elks Club, we will be hosting a Bike Rodeo at Mount Nebo Parking Lot. We will have an obstacle, helmet checks and much more. Stay tuned for more information.
Zumba In The Park | 07/22, 6:00-7:00 PM
Enjoy a night of zumba at Charter Oak Park!
Nature Night | 07/29, 6:00-8:00 PM
Take a hike along the Charter Oak Greenway and try to identify all the different species that live at or near the park. After your hike, come back to the gear and bike shop where we will design your own bird houses. Binoculars and good walking shoes are the only thing you’ll need for this event!
National Night Out | 08/02, 6:00-8:00 PM
Come celebrate National Night Out with the Manchester Police Department at Charter Oak where we will have a footgolf tournament throughout the park!
Sunset Yoga | 08/05, 7:30-8:30 PM
Come enjoy the Zhen of a beautiful sunset that will give to a starry night. Bring your yoga matt or a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening after a long week.
Fire Department Night | 08/12, 6:00-8:00 PM
In collaboration with the Manchester Fire Department, come down to the park and sit by the fire where we will be cooking smores. Come interact with out firefighters and get to know our frontline responders!
Dog Walk and Create your Own Frisbee | 08/19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for a dog walk along the Manchester Greenway at Charter Oak Park! We welcome dogs of all sizes and breeds, but kindly ask for all dogs to be well-behaved around others. We encourage distance if that makes you or another handler more comfortable. After, we will create your own frisbee for your dog to enjoy!
Summer Send Off | 08/26, 6:00-8:00 PM
Join the Charter Oak Staff in celebrating the end of summer with games, activities, and food.
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