Recreation Department

Town parks, school playgrounds and athletic fields closed

As of Wednesday, April 1, all South Hadley parks, playgrounds and their playscapes, playing fields, and other recreational areas are closed until further notice. 

This action is consistent with Governor Baker’s order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more, his directive to implement social distancing and his advisory to remain at home.

The public is prohibited from using these South Hadley facilities, which include Beachgrounds Park, Buttery Brook Park, Town Farm Field, and school fields/playgrounds. All playground playscapes are closed as the cleanliness level of the structures cannot be ensured. 

Under a prior order, town buildings - including South Hadley Town Hall, libraries, senior center, schools, transfer station, DPW offices and Old Firehouse Museum - have been closed to the public. There is limited public access to the police department. Town staff continue to work remotely with limited services online and via email. 

The public is encouraged to stay home. If it absolutely necessary to go out in public, please maintain the social distancing order. 

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