In the Community

Dog Park

The park is located off of Mulligan Drive and can accommodate a small number of vehicles in its parking lot. Users must follow any directions posted at the park. They also must wear masks, maintain physical distance of at least six feet from other users, and abide by COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the state.

Funded mostly through a $218,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation, with an additional $30,000 approved by Town Meeting Members in 2018, the dog park is to be maintained by volunteers from the Friends of the South Hadley Dog Park group. The non-profit group continues to seek donations for the upkeep and maintenance of the park.

For more information about the dog park, the Friends group that will maintain it and how to become a volunteer, go here:

Complaints and kudos, or barks and wags, can be emailed to

Community Garden

A community gardening project.

Gro South Hadley Community Garden, was established in 2009. Any resident of South Hadley may apply for a plot in the garden, located on Route 47 near the town soccer fields.

For more information on the garden visit:

Valley Bike Share

The first bike share program in the Pioneer Valley, and the first pedal-assist bike share program in New England – ValleyBike – is now available in South Hadley. With stations at the town common and police department, residents and members of the public will be able to use ValleyBike for green transportation while engaging in healthy recreation. ValleyBike allows members to pay for bikes by the trip, or join as a member for unlimited 45-minute rides by the day, month, or year. Sign up and learn more