Park Dept.

Park Gates are closed.
The park gates will be closed for the season on November 1st.  If you would still like to use the walking path, please park in front of the gates and walk around.  Thank you.

Do you need to divide your coneflowers and black-eyed susans?  Think about donating them to the park in the spring of 2020.  Contact Laurie at for further information.  The park will begin using pollinator friendly weed spray and will be preparing 2 areas for planting wildflower beds.  Look for the changes in the coming months!

About the park
The 18+ acre park is located on West Main Street.  The entrance is on the south side of the street marked by a sign reading “SOUTH AMHERST COMMUNITY PARK”.  You  may also enter  the park from Palmer Path which is located from the corner of Chruch and Eberhardt Streets.  There is parking, a picnic pavilion, playground, and walking path.   The walking path is open year around, weather permitting (during the winter, please park in front of the gates).

Park Hours are from dawn to dusk.  For use of the pavilion pleae contact the town hall at 986-2202 or

No motorized vehicles are allowed beyond the parking area.
No dumping in the Park.
No grills are allowed on the picnic tables.
Dogs are allowed, must be on a leash and waste must be picked up.  There are dog stations available.

Come see, explore and enjoy this valuable asset.

Park Board Meeting
The board meetings will be held at the town hall for the remainder of the year.  First Thursdays of the month at 7:30, with the exception of December's to be held on 12/9 @ 6:30 p.m.)