Join us for two LSSE Halloween Traditions with a new socially distant twist. Click the images to register for these FREE events today!
Only one registration per group is needed.
6/29/2020 - Program Updates
7/7/2020 - Groff Park Playground is currently open. The Spray Park will be opening later in August.
5/29/2020 - Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater
The Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater has officially postponed the January 2021 production of "Disney’s The Little Mermaid". See their website for details: https://alsct.org/
5/29/2020 - Tennis Courts
The Mill River Recreation Area Tennis Courts are now open for public use. There are no organized teams, leagues or lessons allowed. Please continue to respect physical distance guidelines.
The Team here at LSSE misses you! Click the pic below to see our YouTube video to learn what we’ve been up to:
Kendrick Park Project Update:
On April 15, 2020 the Planning Board conducted a "preliminary" review of the project at their meeting via Zoom. The Commonwealth is staying on course by requiring the design submission by June 1, 2020. The Town of Amherst Planning Department is moving forward as planned. Please check the schedule of all the upcoming review meetings here - https://www.amherstma.gov/3527/Kendrick-Park-2020.
Keep in mind that you can also always participate as an "attendee" by copying and pasting the link found on the Town calendar https://www.amherstma.gov/
Town Manager Paul Bockelman announced further restrictions on use of public facilities today, adding that the beaches at Puffer’s Pond will be closed effective Sunday, April 5th. Signs will be posted that will prohibit individuals or groups from settling or congregating on the North and South Beaches of Puffers Pond. Transitory pedestrian use (walking, jogging, biking, solitary fishing, etc.) will be permitted as long as recommended social distancing is observed. Police will patrol this area for compliance.
Please ensure that you are not part of a gathering that is larger than ten people. Police will respond to reports of any group gathering of more than ten people to help educate those present of the importance of social distancing.
In addition, as of March 29th, play structures, golf courses, basketball, and other courts, and bathrooms will remain closed until at least May 4th in alignment with Governor Baker’s order.
While the Town’s trails and rail-trail remain open and have seen increased usage, the Town recommends that you:
All parking enforcement will be suspended until further notice with the exception of violations of handicapped parking spaces, tow zones, and overnight restrictions during a snow emergency.
March 28, 2020
The Town of Amherst has developed a new website to help support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit amherstcovid19.org to find resources that will help you navigate these difficult times.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and for allowing us to serve your recreational needs. We care about our community and wish to do our best in helping prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please be advised that the Town of Amherst is suspending all adult and youth classes that take place indoors, until further notice. This will take effect March 12, 2020. We will continue to follow all recommended actions by our public authorities. Please stay tuned for any updates on the town website and on the LSSE website. Full registration fees will be refunded, however please allow up to 4 weeks for processing. This is effective immediately.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for sharing your voice! Stay tuned for what is to come!
Town of Amherst Thanks You for coming to talk about the exciting project for the Playground at Kendrick Park. Stay tuned as we develop ideas for this exciting project! For further information contact: Chris Brestrup, Planning Department, 413-259-3145 or email@example.com
Groff Park is still under way as the construction continues of the playground and splash park. At this time, we are hoping to hit our estimated time of completion in late May or early June of 2020. For project details click here: Groff Park Improvement Project
LSSE proudly presents three major events annually. Our next exciting event will be our July 4th Celebration. Check back here for any updates!
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