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Posted on: April 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town parks, trails, school playgrounds and fields closed

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As of Wednesday, April 1, all South Hadley parks, playgrounds and their playscapes, hiking trails, playing fields, and other recreational areas are closed until May 4. 

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 Ledges Golf Club, Beachgrounds Park, Buttery Brook Park, Town Farm Field, school field/playgrounds and town hiking trails. All playground playscapes are closed as the cleanliness level of the structures cannot be ensured. Please remember to leash your dog, even if they are "friendly," when out for a walk in your neighborhood or local recreational facility that has not yet closed to the public.

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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