Phase I - In 1982 plans were drawn up by members of the Rotary club. While raising over $ 40,000 in funds, donated materials and services, they rolled up their sleeves and in the spring of 1983 completed the first phase of this park. This Village park was dedicated on May 22, 1983 in memory of Craig "Rusty" Parker by the Waterbury Rotary Club and the Village of Waterbury. The park development began with the relocation of two large spruce trees from the So. Main Street side to the north east corner of the park. The gazebo was built (look up.the spire on top is a javelin from the Montpelier track team and the ball is an old copper toilet bowl float from Waterbury Hardware on Stowe Street). Ten large maple trees were added along with four Mugo pine shrubs, the bituminous walkways, and three lampposts with luminaries. Nine cast iron and teak park benches were donated; a granite sign, underground electric and water lines and a drinking water fountain were installed. The Rusty Parker Park was built for the whole Waterbury community to enjoy. The first concert was by the Vermont Brass Trio. Each year until 1997 four or five different summer concerts were held in and alongside the Gazebo. Phase II - The concert series had out grown the performance space in the Gazebo. In 1997 to celebrate the Rotary Club's 60th year of service, another fundraising campaign was initiated. Again, over $ 40,000 was raised. The old red brick Village Water Department well and pump house was converted into a bandstand stage with concrete patio, canopy and handicap accessible restrooms. Six new park benches, another lamp post and a kiosk were installed along with some more shrubs. The swing set was moved from the northwest corner to its present location near the children's slide. In 2010 the Waterbury Rotary erected stationary canopies over the restroom and bandstand doors to protect them from the weather. This summer, to celebrate 75 years of Waterbury Rotary Club service to this community, the Rotarians with help from Green Mountain Coffee Roaster's volunteers will be completing Phase III, a "Green" patio with picnic tables and three new park benches located where the swings originally were, under the trees in the North West corner of the park near the bike rack. Since 1983 the Rotary Cultural Arts Program has sponsored ¬220 concerts including the 2011 Concerts in the Park. All funds raised but not used for park improvements and annual maintenance are placed in the Cultural Arts Program fund to sustain the summer concert series. These park facilities continue to be maintained by Rotary Club Volunteers. In recognition of the many contributors to all phases of the park development, dedication plaques have been placed on the ceiling in the gazebo, on the bandstand stage walls and on the park benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the park grounds. Two time capsules have been place in the ground to be opened in 2083 and 2097 and a third will be placed at the dedication of the new "Green" patio to be completed this summer.