Description - Chicopee State Park, formerly the Cooley Brook Reservoir and Watershed has been developed as a high use active recreation area. The total acreage is 575 acres including a 25 acre pond. Activities include swimming, fishing and picnicking.
- Chicopee's 25 acre pond is a great spot for swimming, picnicking and fishing. Chicopee offers picnic areas, trails, beach areas and streams. The park is equipped with accessible beaches and accessible restrooms.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities at Chicopee State Park include; fishing, group day use, picnicking, swimming, scenic viewing and walking.
Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.
The park is located in the southern Ct River Valley. From the west head east on I-90 E, take exit 6 toward Springfield- 0.5 mi., keep right at the fork, follow signs for Burnett Rd 0.2 mi., continue on Burnett Rd. Park will be on the left - 0.3 mi