The Trooper Russell A. Bagshaw Memorial Field, named for a Connecticut State Police trooper killed in the line of duty, is the site of a new tree-lined park, the trees of which were donated by the Rotary Club of Manchester.

At recent dedication ceremonies, members of the Rotary Club, Kate Sims, Geoff Naab, Assistant Fire Chief Dave Billings, Joyce Hodgson, past President Beth Stafford and Don Genovesi, met at the field with Town officials including, General Manager Scott Shanley, Public Works Director Mark Carlino, Deputy Mayor Jay Moran, Directors Rudy Kissman, Susan Holmes, John Topping, and Parks and Recreation Director Scott Sprague.

Bagshaw Memorial Field is located at the intersection of Middle Turnpike West and Broad Street, adjacent to Waddell Elementary School. The facility includes a softball field, playground and seasonal outdoor pool.

The Rotary Club of Manchester supports a number of programs in Manchester including dictionary distribution to all 3rd graders, funding for the Padbury Milk project at MACC, support for capital projects of Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, and this summer will conduct a golf tournament whose proceeds are earmarked for mammograms and other procedures for low-income and uninsured women.