How is the park funded?
The South Hadley Dog Park was funded through a grant from the Stanton Foundation http://thestantonfoundation.org/. As part of the agreement with the Stanton Foundation the town of South Hadley was required to provide a 10% match on the hard construction costs of the park. With this match, the Stanton foundation would then contribute 90% of the construction costs. This money was approved through South Hadley town meeting and Select Board.
Who maintains the park?
The Friends of South Hadley Dog Park (FOSHDP) are responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operations of the dog park.
What are the hours?
Sunrise to Sunset
What process is in place to ensure dog waste removal?
During Covid 19, the state requires that visitors dispose of their pet waste. SHDP is equipped with waste stations that are not currently open for pet waste disposal.
Are their breed restrictions?
There are no current breed restrictions. No dogs determined to be a “dangerous dog” pursuant to MGL ch.140 157 are allowed in the park.
Please see our full list of dog park rules.
Is there a process in place for park disputes?
All disputes should be reported to the FOSHDP and will be addressed by the BOD and committee members.
Any emergencies would be handled by the town recreation department and South Hadley police department.