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Spray Park: The spray park at the Beachgrounds will  be opening on Saturday June 21st for the Summer. The hours of operation will be 10:00am to 7:00pm. The new spray park at Buttery Brook will opening in July. The dates and times will be announced at a later date, please make sure to check back for that information!

Newsletter: Check out our July Newsletter! It contains trips, special events, spring sports registration information and different activities that are happening in town!!! Keep up to date and informed on what's happening in South Hadley so you don't miss out! Click Here to read this month's newsletter!

Summer Program Information

Simply Art *Art Classes for Kids*: We are now offereing art classes for kids as young at 18months! Classes will be avialble to youth 18months - 12 years old. There will also be a 'Painting in the Park' series which is for anyone 18months and older. **New: Unusual Art: Salt Sculptures, Melted Crayon Pictures, Galaxy Slime...oh we'll have a wonderful time! For ages 6 and up! ** Please click here for more information or a registration form.

Story Time in the Park: Girl Scout Cadette Troop 11253 is going to be hosting "Story Time in the Park!" This will take place on Monday mornings at 11:00am at Beachgrounds! This program will run from Monday July 7th to Monday August 11th. The scouts will read a story followed by a related craft or activity and also sing some songs! They will meet in left field of the baseball field on the bleachers in the shade! This is a Take Action Project by the group. Their goal is to help kids read more during the summer and get parents to discover why it is important for their children to read. Come enjoy the Beachgrounds Park and enrich your summer with an outdoor story time program!

Summer Brochure: The 2014 Summer Brochure is now available! Click here to read this years brochure!

Summer Concert Series: Come join our free concerts held Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00pm in the gazebo on the Town Common. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the show! For dates and music line up please click here

Tang Soo Do: *Please note there will be no classes held on Friday July 18th.* Summer Classes are now being offered and they will start July 7th and run through August 29th and will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for ages 5-15 and 7:30pm-8:30pm for ages 16+ in the South Hadley Town Hall Auditorium. The cost is $30 per month per student. Students who attend that class regularly and show progress will be tested and promoted to ranks within the belt system of the World Tang Soo Do Association. For more information and a registration form for the Summer Sessions please click here

Fall Sports Information

**We have extended the deadline for Youth Football, Soccer and Field Hockey. We are still accepting registrations for Pioneer Valley Soccer until rosters are filled.**

Football: There are two options for youth football; flag football for children entering kindergarten to 2nd grade and tackle football for children entering grades 3-8 in the fall. Registration begins Monday June 2nd and will close Monday June 30th. For those entering grade K-2 please click here for more information. For those entering grades 3-8 please visit for further information and forms.

Pioneer Valley Travel Soccer: Registration for PVJSL will begin Monday May 5th and run through Monday June 13th. This league is for youth in grades 3-8. These teams are more competitive and will travel throughout the Pioneer Valley for games. For information about this league please click here.

Recreation Soccer: Youth Soccer is for players entering grades K-8 in the fall. Teams in grade K-2 will play in-town and players in grades 3-8 will play in the Chicopee League. Registration will begin Monday June 2nd and end on Monday June 30th. Click Here for the registration form and make sure to check out the Parent Handout for more information.

Field Hockey: There will be two teams available this season for 5/6th and 7/8th grade. The teams will travel throughout parts of Western Masscahusetts and play approximately 2-4 times a week. Registration begins Monday, June 2nd and ends Monday June 30th. Click here for the registration form and make sure to check out the Parent Handout for more information.


Bus Trips

Red Sox Bus Trips: The South Hadley Recreation Department will offer two bus trips to Fenway Park for the 2014 season. Tickets are sold on a first come, first paid basis and are on sale  now! The cost for each trip is $90. We are offering a trip on Saturday, August 23rd. For more information and/or a registration form please click here.

Adult Activities

Adult Co-ed Soccer:  We are looking at starting an adult, co-ed soccer league and will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30pm in our office.  If you are interested in the league, please come to the meeting!

Adult Sport Information:  Click here for a listing of all of our adult programs.  

Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancing will be back in the Fall! Starting on September 5th! The classes take place on Friday nights in the South Hadley Town Hall Auditorium from 7-8:30. Come learn how to Cha Cha and Waltz with Reisa Alexander. More for information and a registration form please click here!

Adult Fitness Classes:

Tanya Gets You Fit Classes: The South Hadley Recreation Department and certified personal trainer Tanya Ryan have teamed up to offer the following fun and dynamic group exercise programs: Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Core Power, Pilates, Total Body Blast and Zumba.  All classes are held in the South Hadley Town Hall Auditorium. Click Here for additional information and registration forms regarding these classes.

Aquacise Classes:  Join our water aerobics class that meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30pm at the Michael E. Smith Pool.  This program will resume next September. Click Here for additional information about the class and a registration form.

Hula-Hoop Fitness: Come check out what the Hula-Hoop Fitness craze is all about!  Classes are held on Thursday nights from 7pm-8pm and Saturday mornings from 10:30am-11:30am. Classes are $5.00 per class. For more information and a registration form please Click Here

Our Cancellation Hotline number is 538-5017 x233.

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Recreation Director
Asst Recreation Director
Cancellation Hotline
413-538-5017 x233
Town Hall
116 Main Street, Room 3
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-5017 - Ext. 203
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30. We often offer Monday night registrations during specific registration periods, check that info in the sport announcement for the specific dates.

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