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Nonotuck ParkJohn Mason
Director of Park and Recreation
parksandrec@easthampton.org
(413) 529-1440 voice
(413) 529-1436 fax

Office Hours (May-October):

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Winter Hours (November-April):

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Parks and Recreation Department is located at 1 Daley Field Road

Map Of Nonotuck Park

Fees 2017

2017 Brochure

The Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Easthampton residents by striving to provide clean and safe park facilities and the best recreational programming for everyone within our community.

We are a service based department and work interactively with local and regional groups and associations to assist in both active and passive recreational activities and programs for individuals, groups, and organized sports teams.  

 

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Tree Warden

The City Tree Warden, George Melega, is an employee of our department and is available to assist citizens regarding questions concerning city trees within Easthampton. Pruning, removal, and legal issues may be addressed by contacting him during weekday business hours.

About Nonotuck Park

Nonotuck Park is a 260 acre park located off Williston and Lownds Avenue on Daley Field Road in Easthampton. The park is used for many types of recreation. The Park is open from the end of April until the end of October and operates daily from 8 a.m. until dark. The main gate on Lownds Avenue is closed at 2:30 p.m. during winter hours.

Facilities at Nonotuck Park include:

• beach sand volleyball court
• outdoor pool
• water spray park
• twenty-nine picnic sites
• four pavilions
• seven youth softball diamonds (60’)
• one adult softball diamond (65’)
• two baseball diamonds (90’)
• 15 acre soccer complex
• two children's playgrounds
• two clay court tennis courts
• outdoor basketball court
• fishing at Nashawannuck Pond
• Toteman Nature Trail
• bicycle paths
• three bocce courts
• horseshoe areas

Nonotuck Park is also home to a summer day camp for children aged 6-13, swimming lesson programs, local baseball, softball, and soccer team games and tournaments. The Toteman Nature Trail winds around the perimeter of the park for enjoyment of nature, bird watching, and relaxation.

Other Facts about Nonotuck Park

• The Park does not allow horses on the property, but dogs on leashes are permitted.
• Softball fields are used by leagues during the week, but may be available for park patron’s use on the weekends when no games are scheduled.
• Park Security Officers are available during park hours for assistance or to answer any patron’s questions.
• Fishing licenses are required by the state of Massachusetts to fish at the park's Nashawannuck Pond. Licenses may be purchased at the City Clerk's Office in the Muncipal Building, 50 Payson Avenue.

Vehicle Passes
Season vehicle passes for Nonotuck Park are sold between March and October at the Parks and Recreation Department office located on Daley Field weekdays from 9 AM - 4 PM or purchased at the entrance booth on weekends and holidays. No entrance fee or pass needed for weekdays, but is needed for weekends and holidays. Seasons passes stickers are attached on the front, lower driver side windshield. It is recommended that the Park users purchase their passes early in the season to avoid delays at the entrance on busy days. Vehicles with handicapped plates are not charged a fee. Day vehicle passes are purchased at the park's entrance booth from 8 AM to dusk.

Pool Information
The community pool opens in late June and remains open to end of August. There are certified lifeguards on duty during the pool operating hours, 12pm to 7 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 3pm to 7pm Monday through Friday. NOTICE Due to lifeguard shortage the pool is not guaranteed to be open. Please call 413-527-0503 to check if the pool is open. Weather permitting. 

Water Spray Park

The Water Spray Park opens in late June and remains open until early September, 11 am until 6 pm, seven days a week at no charge, weather permitting.

 

Picnic Sites
There are twenty-nine picnic sites that are available to rent.  There is a charge for picnic site rentals. Each site has two picnic tables and a cooking grill, NO electricity or water.  Sites may be booked prior to (first Monday in April) or the day of the picnic at the park office (weekdays), pool house (after 12 pm late June - late August) or at the park entrance booth (weekends) on the day of picnic.

Pavilions
Pavilions are rented per day for either weekday or weekend use. Reservations are required and bookings begin first Monday of March. Pavilions rent quickly on weekends, so early booking is recommended.

Pavilion #1 has a fireplace with two sheltered five-foot cooking grills and seats approximately       125 people. Also has a rentable kitchen, with sink, refrigerator and microwave. 
Pavilion #2 has one five-foot long covered cooking grill and seats approximately 200 people.
Pavilion #3 has two, five-foot long covered cooking grills and seats approximately 300 people.
Pavilion #4 has one five-foot long covered cooking grill and seats approximately 125 people.
All pavilions are supplied with electricity and water and rest rooms are within walking distance.

 

Directions to Nonotuck Park

From South – (Springfield, Holyoke)

Take exit 17 B off Route 91 (north).
Follow Route 141 West into Easthampton.
In business district, take left at 1st traffic light. (Williston Ave.).
Nashawannuck Pond will be on your left.
Follow Williston Ave. (past high school) to end – road bears to right.
Nonotuck Park is first left.

From West – (Westfield)

Take Route 10 into Easthampton Center.
At 1st traffic light, bear right; this is Route 141 east towards Holyoke.
At 2nd traffic light, take Williston Ave. (adjacent to Nashawannuck Pond).
Follow Williston Ave. (past high school) to end – road bears to right.
Nonotuck Park is first left.

From North (Greenfield)

Take exit 18 off Route 91 (south).
At exit, bear left towards Northampton.
At first intersection, (bowing alley + Days Inn motel on left), bear left onto Conz St.
Follow Conz Street to 1st traffic light.
Take left and go up hill, taking a left at next traffic light onto route 10 towards Easthampton.
You will go straight through first set of lights to end (rotary and gazebo in front on you).
Go straight to next set of lights, bear left (Route 141 East, towards Holyoke).
At 2nd traffic light, take Williston Ave. (adjacent to Nashawannuck Pond).
Follow Williston Ave. (past high school) to end – road bears to right.
Nonotuck Park is first left.


Additional City Parks:

Millside Park
Located at 2 Ferry Street along the Manhan Rail Trail, the Millside Park is designed for passive recreation as well an entertainment complex with an Acoustical Band Shell that host “The Arts in the Park” Concert series Friday evenings during the summer months. The park has great water views with picnic tables, seasonal restrooms, a basketball court, outdoor exercise equipment and Manhan Rail Trail access. This facility is open to the public; however rental opportunities are available by contacting the Parks and Recreation office.

Manhan Rail Trail

The six mile Manhan Rail Trail runs from the Southampton border to Route 5 and then to Northampton.   Click here for the Manhan Rail Trail's website.

 

Katharine Root Wayside Park
Located at the corner of Route 10 and Florence Road, the Katherine Root Wayside Park is dedicated to passive recreation. It's a nice area with 3 picnic tables and grills to enjoy a picnic. It also provides a spigot attached to the town water supply for passersby.

Pulaski Park
Pulaski Park is a passive recreation area located in the center of Easthampton, at the rotary where Northampton Street, Main Street, and Pleasant Street merge. The park hosts many activities in its Gazebo: pumpkin carving in October, beautiful holiday lighting in December graces the park, and many wedding ceremonies are also held within the Gazebo throughout the year.

Pulaski Park contains the Kasimer Pulaski Monument, dedicated to the Polish war general, and a monument depicting the first town meeting house in Easthampton, as well as the Mayher Drinking Fountain.

Parsons Street Park
Parsons Street Park is a neighborhood park with a toddlers playground with baby swings and park benches. It is located at the corner of Parsons and Exeter Streets.

Pleasant Street Park
Pleasant Street Park is located on Pleasant Street and Pleasant Green, it is a children's neighborhood playground. The equipment at the park includes a play structure and benches as well.

Plain and Strong Street Playground
Plain and Strong Street Playground consists several playground structures and swings.

 

Programs:

Camp Nonotuck:  Sign ups begin in early May, forms are available in late April.  See below for more information on Camp Nonotuck.

Swim Lessons:  Swimming lessons are held throughout the year.  Sessions are taught by Valley Swim School.  The program consists of six lessons, 30 minutes in length.  Ages 5 and up in beginner, intermediate or advanced classifications.  Class sizes are limited.

Co-Ed Softball:  Spring/summer league for adults from April - July.  Fall league for adults, September-October on Sundays.

Open Basketball:  Begins mid-November and runds through mid-March.  Sunday's at White Brook Middle School from 9 am - 12 pm.  Daily fee.  Thursdays at Pepin School from 5:30-9 pm. Daily fee.

Indoor Public Ice Skating:  Sunday's beginning mid-December and runs through early March at the Williston-Northampton School’s Lossone Rink from 3-5 p.m. Must bring own skates. Daily fee.

 

EVENTS:

Easthampton City Wide Flea Market:  Every year in June, a flea market is held on Daley Field.  Local folks come out to set up their "no longer needed" items.  You can rent a space (must bring your own table/chairs) or just come by!  Call the Park Office at 529-1440 to reserve a space.

 

Arts in the Park Series:  Fridays 6:30 - 8 pm from June to mid-August come enjoy FREE live music at the Millside Park bandshell at 2 Ferry Street.

 

Movie Nights:  The Parks & Recreation Department is now holding movie nights during the summer season.  Catch a show for FREE at Millside Park, 2 Ferry Street, starting at dark.  Popcorn and refreshments are available for purchase.  Follow us on Facebook for dates and movie title announcements.

 

Harvest Festival:  In mid-October, the Easthampton Parks & Recreation Department holds the Annual Harvest Fest at Nonotuck Park.  This is a FREE event!  Pumpkin carving contest:  bring your best carved pumpkin to win a trophy and prize!  Categories include a sports theme, movie theme, scariest and most original.  Also featuring live music, food, inflatible slide and games for kids and adults.  There is also a pie baking contest, a pie eating contest, face painting, crafters and artists.

 

Rag Shag Parade:  In late October, there is a costume parade for children and adults that marches safely through the city streets to Easthampton Savings Bank where candy is given out to children at the end of the march.

 

CAMP NONOTUCK SUMMER DAY CAMP INFORMATION:

Camp Nonotuck offers a wide variety of structured activities for children, including, but not limited to:  Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, water spray park, sports, weekly field trips, special events, games, carnivals, nature trails, tournaments, arts & crafts, and theme weeks.  Forms are available in late April; sign ups begin in early May.

 

Registration:  Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at the Parks & Rec. Office.

Hours:  Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm (regular hours).  8 am to 4:30 pm (extended hours)

Cost:  

Themes:  Each week will have a different theme and all activities will be centered around the theme.

Activities:  Camp includes daily swimming or water spray park, arts & crafts, sports and others.

 

As mandated by law, all campers MUST have the following records in place prior to any camp placement: 

  • Immunizations within the last 2 years.
  • History/physical within the last 2 years.
  • Recent picture of the child

 

Camp Nonotuck is run under the auspices of the Dept. of Public Health 105 CMR 430.00 (1-617-983-6761), City of Easthampton, and is licensed annually by the local Board of Health.  Copies of state regulations, background checks, health care, discipline policy and grievance procedures are available upon request.

 

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