The Friends of Buttery Brook Park and the South Hadley Department of Public Works have made significant improvements to the park over the past few years. Thanks to ongoing fundraising activities and many generous individual and business contributions, the new playground area at the center of the park features playscapes, preschool equipment, and a large sandbox with excavators.
Additional improvements have been underway in 2014 thanks to a $750,000 state grant and the generous support of community donors. These include a water spray park, expanded playground areas, convenient new restrooms, additional parking and reconfigured park access roads, repairs to existing picnic pavilions, and a new open lawn space adjacent to the playgrounds, as well as numerous infrastructure upgrades.
In order to complete the vision for this exciting project, we continue to see private donations. These funds are needed to support completion of projects such as fitness trail equipment stations, new trees and landscaping, more benches, and a future additional pavilion and stage. In the coming months we will be reaching out to the community to join in making this dream a reality.
Buttery Brook Park Master Plan Map (11×17 PDF)
How you can help:
1. Make a personal donation.
2. Become a business sponsor.
3. Donate your time.
4. Help to organize a community fundraising event.
5. Tell others and encourage friends and family to become involved.
6. Join the Friends of Buttery Brook Park (meets monthly during the school year).
Tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted to:
Buttery Brook Park Building Fund
PO Box 868
Main Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Please make checks payable to: Town of South Hadley-Buttery Brook Park Building Fund
To learn more about our 2014 campaign and sponsorship opportunities:
Jennifer Keen, Fundraising Chair
Please consider helping to support Cruise Nights.
Proceeds from Friends of Buttery Brook Park Friday Cruise Night food sales help to support the park. We encourage everyone with an interest in the park to come to a Cruise Night, and we always welcome new volunteers. Organizations and businesses may choose a night to serve as Celebrity Chefs. Cruise Nights are held on Friday nights from 5:30pm until dusk, starting at the end of May and ending in the middle of September. Volunteer for one night, or for several nights throughout the season–whatever your schedule will allow. Even if you are not available on Friday nights, there are other ways you can help, such as shopping for the food that is served at Cruise Nights, picking up the trophies, etc. It’s a nice way to enjoy the park and spend an evening outdoors–and your help will really make a difference.
If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact:
Jim Reidy, DPW Superintendent, 538-5033
Bruce Forcier, Kmaro68@aol.com