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John Mason
Director of Park and Recreation
parksandrec@easthamptonma.gov
(413) 529-1440 voice
(413) 529-1436 fax

Office Hours (May-October): Please call or email for an appointment.            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

Camp Nonotuck sign up link. Goes live at 9am 5/6. 
See bottom of this page for camp info

 

Park map, current fees and forms are found in the Forms and Documents page

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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.

City Covid-19 policies/restrictions are in effect until further notice.  

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.  

About Nonotuck Park 

Nonotuck Park is open 8am to dusk from the end of April to October 31st.

If you have any questions please email parksandrec@easthamptonma.gov 
 

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 3 p.m. during winter hours.

Facilities at Nonotuck Park include:

• beach sand volleyball court
• outdoor pool
• water spray park
• twenty-one 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
• 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/Sundays/Holidays and 2pm to 7pm Monday through Friday.  Fees on brochure. To find out if the pool is open please call 527-0503. 

Water Spray ParkThe 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-one 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 May) 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. Due to Covid-19 reservations will be restricted .

Pavilions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pavilions are rented per day for either weekday or weekend use. Reservations are required and bookings begin first Monday of April. Pavilions rent quickly on weekends, so early booking is recommended. Due to Covid-19 reservations will be restricted.  All pavilions require a $50 refundable Covid-19 deposit that is paid separately. If you rent the kitchen at Pavilion 1, the Covid-19 fee is included with the kitchen fee. This fee is paid separately. In order to receive the deposit back, all trash must be in bins, no decorations (streamers/balloons etc) can be left behind and contact tracing roster (that includes attendees names, addresses and phone or email) must be returned to the office drop box or emailed within 48 hours after event.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating has been reduced and updated to social distancing guidelines, pleae notice seating changes as the max amount at the pavilion. 

Pavilion #1 has a fireplace with two sheltered five-foot cooking grills and seats approximately 50 people. Also has a rentable kitchen, with sink, refrigerator and microwave. 

Pavilion #2 has one five-foot long covered cooking grill and seats approximately 60 people.

Pavilion #3 has two, five-foot long covered cooking grills and seats approximately 75 people.

Pavilion #4 has one five-foot long covered cooking grill and seats approximately 75 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 15 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. Also host to movie nights three nights during the summer. The park has great water views with a few small tables, seasonal restrooms (closes Columbus Day), a half basketball court, outdoor exercise equipment and Manhan Rail Trail access. This facility is open to the public; if you are planning a formal gathering there (yoga group, music, rally etc)- regardless of size, you need to contact the parks department for permission before advertising/holding the event/gathering. Rental opportunities are available by contacting the Parks and Recreation office directly. 

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 small area with 3 picnic tables. 

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.  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.

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 Federal 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 May 6th ONLINE registrations only. See below for more information on Camp Nonotuck.

Swim Lessons:  TBD Swimming lessons are held in summer.  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 SoftballCANCELLED Spring/summer league for adults from April - July.  Fall league for adults, September-October on Sundays.

Open Basketball:  TBD 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: TBD Sunday's beginning mid-December and runs through the end of February 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: CANCELLED , a flea market is held on Daley Field.  Local folks come out to set up their no longer needed treasures.  You can rent a space (must bring your own table/chairs) or just come by and find something unique! We have roughly 50 vendors set up.  Call the Park Office at 529-1440 to reserve a space for $10.  

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

Movie Nights:  CANCELLED 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 FestivalTBD - 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!  Also featuring live music, food trucks, inflatible slide and games for kids and adults, face painting, craft/artist vendors and horse drawn wagon rides. 

follow our Facebook page, facebook.com/etonpumpkin

Rag Shag Parade:  TBD October 27th (rain date 10/28) 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:

 2021 Season Registration will begin May 6th ONLINE Link will be posted that morning. 

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 (No field trips 2021), special events, games, carnivals, nature trails, tournaments, arts & crafts, and theme weeks.  

Ages: Junior Camp 6-9 Senior Camp 10-13

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

Cost:  $125.00 a week for regular hours $150.00 a week for extended. Scholarships are available, please email campnonotuck@gmail.com for info

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.

Week 1 6/28-7/2: Welcome Summer Week

Week 2 7/6-7/9: (No 7/5*) Fireworks Week

Week 3 7/12-7/16: Community Week

Week 4 7/19-7/23: Summer Camp Champs Week

Week 5 7/26-7/30: Push it to the Limit Week

Week 6 8/2-8/6: Science Rocks Week

Week 7 8/9-8/13: Carnival Week

CAMP SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FOR RESIDENTS ONLY Due to COVID-19 Regulations and Guidelines Camp Nonotuck is limited to 40 campers in Jr. & Sr. Camp each week. We will be utilizing all 4 Pavilions with 20 campers per pavilion. This will allow us to maintain social distancing and a safe environment. If the City of Easthampton moves into the “Red” on the State’s COVID-19 Community Data Dashboard Camp will be shutdown immediately and will not re-open until numbers improve. Camp Nonotock will abide by all State, Local and Park regulations and guidelines regarding Covid-19. Any cancelations due to Covid-19 will receive a refund for any portion remaining.

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 COST

Due to the hardship the pandemic has caused for many families we are reducing the camp fee by 25% from years past.
Regular Day- Monday-Friday 9am – 3:30pm $125.00 per week per child
Extended Day- Monday-Friday 8am-4:00pm add $25.00 per week per child total $150.00.
*Week 2 is a 4 day week and will cost $110.00/regular hours and $125.00/extended hours.
To Reserve Weeks $25.00 deposit per week per child (non-refundable) after paying first week in full.
Helping Hands Scholarship info available upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: The first week of attendance MUST BE PAID IN FULL at time of registration. Additional reserved weeks must be paid in full the Wednesday PRIOR to attendance of that week. If payments are not made by Tuesday of the attending week, your child will not be allowed to continue attending camp.
REGISTRATION INFO – NO IN-PERSON REGISTRATION
Registration opens 5/5: Register online by the link provided. The link will be posted here and the city website May 5th.
As mandated by the law, all campers MUST have the following forms on file with the camp PRIOR to attendance. These forms can be dropped off or mailed in.
a) Immunization records, b) Physical form from a doctor completed within the last 2 years, and c) Camp Health form
 
VOUCHER INFORMATION New England Farm Workers Council- 413-272-2207 www.partnersforcommunity.org
 
FAQs
 
Will there be swimming?
We will have swimming and use of the spray park. Campers being in smaller groups will help reduce close contact.
What if it's raining?
We are hoping to have access to EHS for bad weather days. If not, heavy rain days will be cancelled.
Will testing be done for campers/staff?
All staff must complete CDC screening questions each day. We will not be doing testing.
How can I have my child attend with a friend?
Email us after registration and we will try to group them together.
Will there be social distancing?
Campers will be broken into pods of 20 per pavilion. That pod will be broken into smaller teams. Pods and teams will have limited or no contact with other pods or teams. Camp activities will be structured with safety protocols.
I live out of town, what is my option?
Unfortunately camp is offered to residents only. You can sign up on May 5th but you will not be eligible. A wait list will be made through registration. If a week does not fill up or we have a drop out, you will be emailed with your eligibility.
Will there be field trips?
This year we are keeping it close to home for safety and will not have any field trips.
How do I turn in my health forms, immunization and physical forms and if my child needs medication?
We will be accepting those forms by mail, you can drop them in the drop box at the office call to make an appt to drop off.
I have a lot of questions still!
No problem - email campnonotuck@gmail.com and we will get back to you during business hours. We are not on Facebook often to respond to post comments or instant messages, so please email.

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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