Canal Park Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • John (Jack) Fleming, Member
      Term Expires: 2020
  • Mitchell Resnick, Co-Chair                                                                                                                                                    Term Expires:2020
  • Richard A. Constant, Member                                                                                                                                                Term Expires: 2021
  • Eleanor Klepacki, Member                                                                                                                                                      Term Expires 2021
  • Joshua Driver, Member                                                                                                                                                          Term Expires: 2019
  • Aaron Haesaert, Member                                                                                                                                                        Term Expires: 2019
Canal Park Committee meets regularly at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the 
South Hadley Public Library. 

To receive email or text alerts with meeting notices and agendas, please go the "NOTIFY ME" button on the South Hadley website main page and follow the instructions to register.

  Section 412.1 of the Code of the Town of South Hadley General By-Laws
  The Canal Park Committee will:

  • Monitor the maintenance and safety of the Bicentennial Canal Park and periodically report conditions as such to the Selectboard.
  • Document and publicize the historical importance of the South Hadley Canal.
  • Advocate for the protection, conservation, and preservation of the remains of the old canal bed, locks, and gatehouses along its entire length.
  • Develop the park’s potential as a recreational and significantly unique educational attraction for residents and visitors.

The Special Town Meeting 
January 11, 2017 voted YES to approve Article 1, appropriating $97,500 for Phase I capital improvements and pruning at Bicentennial Park.  Stay tuned for details as planning and construction move forward.

For more information or to provide feedback, please send an email to:

Richard A. Constant, Member
Term Expires: 2018
Richard A. Constant, Member
Term Expires: 2018