About The Property
The Belchertown Board Of Selectmen purchased a 66-acre parcel of land on the former state school property known as Foley Field and Lake Wallace from the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corporation during the summer of 2009. On September 14, 2009, the Selectmen voted to give the Belchertown School Committee the authority for the care and upkeep of the property. The Foley Field Lake Wallace Advisory Committee to the School Committee has been charged with the task of overseeing the development of the area.
Our goals for the development of this property include:
• creating an environmental education site for use by our students and community members, as well as for students from other districts
• developing the area for passive and active recreation by all community members.