Work has begun on the Boathouse Beach boat ramp. The construction of the ramp will help slow down erosion caused by vehicles which were previously backed to the water's edge. Although a sign was posted at the site alerting that no motor vehicles could pass beyond the sign (approximately where this gate now resides), the sign was often ignored.
The boat ramp is being constructed by the Massachusetts Dept. of Fish & Game at an approximate cost of $100,000, funded entirely by the state. They will also be maintaining the area.
The official dedication and opening of the Promenade Park at Nashawannuck Pond will take place on the boardwalk as we kick-off the 2015 Cultural Chaos festival on Saturday, June 13th at 12:00 PM (rain date is Sunday, June 14th).
The park is the result of a vision spanning over 20 years which focused on revitalizing the downtown Easthampton area. Nashawannuck Pond's location at the entrance to the Cottage Street Cultural District with Mount Tom as its backdrop is a unique landmark that has been the subject of countless photographs, paintings over the years.
Join us as we celebrate the the beauty of Nashawannuck Pond and its importance as a living legacy for generations to come.
Nice write up on Masslive today about the progress being made at Boathouse Beach. Looks like June will be a busy month around the pond with the Boardwalk Promenade being completed and Cultural Chaos in the Cottage Street Cultural District.
Here's the article
Great news! Easthampton WinterFest will be back for a second year! We are very excited to welcome the support of The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce. The chamber joins the Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee in organizing and promoting a family friendly event that is sure to warm your heart on Saturday, February 14th - VALENTINE'S DAY!
WinterFest is a free community event that also serves as a fundraiser to help preserve the health of Nashawannuck Pond.
Can you help? We need:
• Event Sponsors
• Volunteers - set up, day of
• Committee members
• Sub-Committee members (ie. chili cook off)
The wrought iron fence has disappeared from the pond! Don't worry, it's all for a good reason. Work has begun on the new Boardwalk Promenade and safety fencing is now in place surrounding the Cottage St./Williston Ave. area of Nashawannuck Pond. The video here was filmed at a public meeting in 2013.
The completion date for the project is expected to be May 1st, in time to celebrate Cultural Chaos, scheduled for June 13, 2015.