Hahn-Warner Arboretum (6 acres)
At the Annual Town Meeting in May 2012, Town Meeting approved transfer of a 6-acre portion of the property abutting the Michael E. Smith Middle School to the custodial care of the Conservation Commission. The purpose of this transfer was to provide for the long-term care and protection as well as access to the Warner Arboretum. The arboretum was begun in 1970 by George Hahn, a science teacher at the Michael E. Smith Middle School, and Edwin T. Warner, the South Hadley Tree Warden, and now harbors thirty trees of different species, serving as both an educational facility and park. The annual Arbor Day event is hosted at the arboretum, and a memorial tree planted in honor or an individual who has made significant contributions in protecting the town’s natural resources.