The Park is open for general use May to November from 8:30am to dusk.

2016 BBP Park Sched-Fees (2-page PDF)

2016 | Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hat Parade

10am, March 26, 2016 (Saturday)

The Hat Parade begins at 10:00am (please note time change from previous years) and is followed by the Easter Egg Hunt. Children should wear their most creative, crazy, fun Easter hats, and bring a container to collect candy eggs. Prizes are awarded to the best hats in special “Easter” categories. Call 413.538.5039 for details. This program is free of charge and sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department. Don’t be late…the eggs go quickly!

2016 | Friday Cruise Nights
May 20 to September 2, 2016
Weekly, 5:30pm to dusk

Cruise Nights are free and open to the public. Stroll through the park and enjoy classic cars, DJ music, refreshments and the company of neighbors and friends. Plan to join us for supper—the menu includes hot dogs and hamburger, along with a variety of beverages (including beer and wine) prepared by ‘celebrity chefs’ from local groups and organizations.

SUPER RAFFLE tickets will be available all season and the lucky winners will be going home with $3500 in prizes. Be sure to get yours at the next Cruise Night!

Proceeds from food sales and the super raffle help to support park improvements. Volunteers to assist with the food concession and other event needs are always appreciated. Information: Bruce,

2016 | Summer Day Camp

July 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29; August 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 2016
Sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department. (Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.)

2016 | Eighth Annual Summer Children’s Series

July 13, 2016: Maggie Shar/Little Roots
July 20, 2016: Roger Tincknell
July 27, 2016: Donna Lee
10:00 to 11:00am

Free entertainment and activities for children 10 and under presented by the South Hadley Family Center ( This annual series provides local families and day care providers with lovely child-focused musical events on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am during the month of July. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors to the auditorium at South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street. For information, contact the DPW at 413-538-5033.

2016 | Annual Big Rig Day

August 4, 2016 (Thursday); Rain Date August 11
11:00am to 1:00pm

Come see Big Rigs of all types (fire trucks, police cars, utility trucks, ambulances, and more)… climb into the cabs, ride the aerial ladder, and meet the people who operate these fascinating vehicles. This unique, free, kid-friendly event is co-sponsored by the South Hadley Electric Department.

2016 | Third Annual Buttery Brook Car Show
and Community ConcertMC900440339

August 21, 2016 (Sunday); Rain Date August 28
10:00am to 3:00pm
Free admission for spectators

All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Enjoy rocking’ live music from 11am to 3pm with the Skid Marks. These well known local musicians have been entertaining audiences across the U.S. for over 25 years with hits of the ’50s and ’60s. Food and beverages are available.

Sponsored by the Friends of Buttery Brook Park, a 501(C)3 organization; proceeds support park improvements.

2016 Buttery Brook Park Car Show Flyer (1-pg PDF)

2016 | Santa’s Land

Santa at Buttery Brook Park December 8-11 and December 15-18, 2016
Thursday through Sunday from 5:30–7:30pm
All activities are free of charge.
Photos with Santa are $5 (or, take your own)
Please enter at the park’s south entrance.

An annual tradition. With the park dressed up with lights and displays, the whole family will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and cookies! Have a photo taken or take your own while your child visits with Santa (many people do both), then take a ride on Santa’s train through our lighted holiday wonderland!