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Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and through the day on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

The City of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

When do I sign up my child for sports?

If you are interested in involving your child in a sports activity, under the Parks & Recreation department page there is a listing of sports activities for the entire year.  As a general rule, sign-ups for a specific sport are held a season prior to the activity.  For example, winter sports hold their sign-ups in the fall and spring sports typically hold their sign-ups in the winter.  The exception are fall sports.  They hold their sign-ups in the spring, as summertime does not work for many people.

At what age can my child start playing sports?

Activity is very important in a child’s development.  However, most organized and instructional sports typically do not start until kindergarten age, some start even later.  If you are looking for a program for younger children, we suggest contacting a private business that has programs that allow kids to be social while developing motor skills.

Do I need a permit to play a game or hold a practice in a City park?

City parks are open to the public.  However, by obtaining a permit for a specific location and time, you can assure your usage. If a team or organization is permitted to use a location, they have the first right to use the field.  Fields are generally booked well in advance, so please call ahead.  (413) 322-5620.

Community Field Rental Fees


2 hours   ~   $100.00

4 hours  ~    $125.00

8 hours  ~    $250.00

The pavilion includes: 4 picnic tables, 2 charcoal grills (must bring own charcoal)

Available 7 days a week

Picnic Tables

$15.00 per table (unlimited time)

Table Numbers 1-6 are located in the field just before the Pavilion

Table Numbers 7-10 are located near the playground, water spray and the restrooms

Call 322-5620 for more information

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