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Sheehan-Basquil Park

Sheehan-Basquil Monument

Amenities:  Baseball field, playground, swimming pool and skate park.

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Sheehan-Basquil Park is located on the corner of Maple Street and Auburn Street.

Facilities and amenities:

Sheehan-Basquil Park has a baseball field which serves as a recreational past-time. A playground is also located in the park where children can spend their time and play as they visit Sheehan-Basquil Park. A swimming pool is also a part of the recreational facilities at this park, so people of all ages can refresh themselves with a nice swim in the pool. Skating is a great recreation, which is why Sheehan-Basquil Park is accommodated with a skate-park where anybody can go and enjoy their visit with a nice fun skate.


Capt. Jeremiah A. Sheehan was one of the two people that this park is named after. He was born on October 8th, 1911 and died August 9th, 1944 at the age of 32. He was killed in Normandy and buried in Brittany American Cemetery St. James, France.

PFC James H. Basquil, born on January 12th, 1922 and died on November 12th, 1944 after being wounded four days prior. He was in the 104th Infantry Rect. 26th Yankee division when he died from his injuries. 

History of Sheehan-Basquil Park researched and written by: Catherine P. from Manchester Memorial High School Class of 2011.