Frequently Asked Questions
Where do vehicle, pavilion and swim fees go? The city of Easthampton Free Cash Account.
When does Nonotuck Park open? Nonotuck Park opens the first Monday after Patriots Day and is open daily until October 31st.
When can I start reserving pavilions/picnic sites at Nonotuck Park and Millside Park? What is the first day to rent? The first Monday in March we start taking reservations. The first weekend in May is when rentals can begin.
What are the Spray Park months of operation and hours? June, July, August and through mid-September weather permitting
What is the fee schedule for the Parks Department? See Fees link for Parks & Recreation.
How many parks are in Easthampton? Nonotuck Park Millside Park Pulaski Park Pleasant Street Park Strong & Plain Park Nashawannuck Pond Promenade Kathrine Root Wayside Park Mt Tom Access Park (East Street)
Why didn’t the pool open in 2021 and 2022? We were unable to secure lifeguarding staff.
What cemeteries are under your department? Brookside, East Street and Main Street
Who is in charge of Water Lane Boat Launch? The state of Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Department.
Do you offer a summer camp? When Can I register? Yes, we do! Camp is for ages 6-13, we begin registration at the beginning of May. See Camp Nonotuck Link
What special and seasonal events do you offer? Summer concerts, summer movie nights, Harvest Festival, City Wide Flea Market, Rag Shag Parade
Who are the contacts for youth sports? Follow this link for local sports leagues. https://www.easthamptonma.gov/333/Youth-Sports
Who uses the Athletic fields? Easthampton High School, Easthampton Little League, Easthampton Youth Soccer, Coed Softaball Leagues, Quabbin Valley, Easthampton Baseball Club, Tri-County Baseball, Western Mass Warriors Softball, Special Olympics.
Can I rent an athletic field? Yes, must be rented in advance, and as long as there are no conflicts with Easthampton High School sports and other Easthampton sports leagues.
Did you know the Parks Department does all the prep work and field maintenance for Easthampton High School Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Physical Education classes
How many picnic sites do you have at Nonotuck Park and how can I rent one? We have 21 sites, each with 2 picnic tables and a small charcoal grill. You can call or email for renting in advance or you can come in on the day of to see what’s available, for weekends at the booth.
How many people can be at a picnic site for a rental? 20 People per site.
How many pavilions do you have at Nonotuck Park and how can I rent one? We have 4 pavilions of varying size. You can rent one by calling us at 413-529-1440 or emailing email@example.com
How many people can be at a pavilion for a rental? Depending on the pavilion 100-250. Pavilion 1 is our smallest and pavilion 3 is our largest.
Is Millside available to rent for classes? Yes, there is a small fee for outdoor class rental. Rental limits based on residency.
Who funds the concerts? Through donations by community businesses.
Can I host a small picnic at Millside? Yes, a small picnic with up to 20 guests would be $25, picnic tables/grills not available.
Can the public reserve the PickleBall courts? Not at this time.
How many office staff do you have? Two all year, a third when camp is in session.
How many full-time staff do you have? Mid -December to Mid-March we have 5 full time staff Mid-March Through Mid-December we have 9 full time staff Not including seasonal Pool/Camp Nonotuck Staff
Do you have a Nonotuck Park map? Yes we do! The park map can be found on Nonotuck Park link.
Do you have a trail map? The trail map can be found on the city website and the Nonotuck Park Facebook page.
What are your websites/socials? This city website www.easthamptonma.gov is the main website.
Facebook accounts: https://www.facebook.com/campnonotuck https://www.facebook.com/MillsidePark https://www.facebook.com/NonotuckPark https://www.facebook.com/EtonParks https://www.facebook.com/Etonpumpkin
Our Facebook accounts are for information, event sharing and check ins, messages and comments are not checked often.
What’s the best way to contact the parks department? Calling our office at 413-529-1440 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I contact the parks commission? To contact the commission please email email@example.com
Are dogs allowed? Absolutely, they must remain leashed as per city ordinance 11-5 and dogs are not allowed on athletic fields. Dogs are not allowed in the cemetery per city ordinance 11-6.
Do you have park security? Yes we do! During the parks open season, we have security on duty.