Canal Park Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

  • John (Jack) Fleming, Member
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Mitchell Resnick, Co-Chair 
    Term Expires:2020
  • Richard A. Constant, Member 
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Eleanor Klepacki, Member 
    Term Expires 2021
  • Joshua Driver, Member 
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Aaron Haesaert, Member 
    Term Expires: 2019

Canal Park Committee meets regularly at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the South Hadley Public Library. 

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Section 412.1 of the Code of the Town of South Hadley General By-Laws
The Canal Park Committee will

  • Monitor the maintenance and safety of the Bicentennial Canal Park and periodically report conditions as such to the Selectboard. 
  • Document and publicize the historical importance of the South Hadley Canal. 
  • Advocate for the protection, conservation, and preservation of the remains of the old canal bed, locks, and gatehouses along its entire length.
  • Develop the park's potential as a recreational and significantly unique educational attraction for residents and visitors.

The Special Town Meeting January 11, 2017 voted YES to approve Article 1, appropriating $97,500 for Phase I capital improvements and pruning at Bicentennial Park. Stay tuned for details as planning and construction move forward.

For more information or to provide feedback, please send an email to the Canal Park Committee.