The Friends of Buttery Brook Park and the South Hadley DPW Parks Department have made significant improvements to the park over the past few years. Thanks to ongoing fundraising activities and many generous individual and business contributions, a new playground area at the center of the park features new playscapes, preschool equipment, and a large sandbox with excavators. Future improvements include the expansion of the playscape, installation of swing sets, benches, and a new green space adjacent to the playground.
Seed money for the playground equipment has been provided through proceeds from Friday Cruise Night food sales. We encourage all those who enjoy the park to support these efforts, and we welcome new volunteers. Cruise Nights are held on Friday nightsfrom 5:30pm until dusk, starting at the end of May and ending in the middle of September.
Please consider helping to support Cruise Nights. You can 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
You can help by:
1. Making a donation yourself.
2. Donating your time.
4. Helping to organize community fundraising efforts.
5. Getting the word out to others and encouraging families to become involved.
Donations are gratefully accepted to:
Buttery Brook Park Gift Account
c/o Town Accountant, Town Halll
Main Street, South Hadley, MA 01075