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Parks & Recreation...The Benefits Are Endless TM
The City of Westfield Parks & Recreation Department offers recreation programs for all ages and adults!  
We offer fitness, education, and leisure programs that allow participants to get up, get outside, and get active!


Park & Recreation Month
This July during Park and Recreation Month, set new trends in your community – what is OUT is IN! Make 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, get involved in their community through parks and recreation and so much more. July is a great time to show your communities how parks and recreation can help them improve their lives – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity.

Program Registrations
To register for programs with the City of Westfield Parks & Recreation Department, you must fill out a Program Registration Form with ID number and t-shirt size. Payments for programs must be made in full and attached to the registration form. The Parks & Recreation Department only accepts cash, check, or money order. Programs fill on a first come, first serve basis. The department does not hold or reserve any spots in programs without the completion of registration. Registrations and any supporting documentation can be submitted to the department in the following methods: drop off  box, submitted during walk in hours, or submitted by mail.

The Parks and Recreations will offer a variety of programs for youth and adults. Now taking registrations!

Adventure Zone- Ages 5-12 
Full day camp for the working parent (s) that need affordable childcare during the summer months. Adventure zone will offer a rich program experience for participants. Activities include, but not limited to; arts and crafts, games, sports, tournaments, field trips, swimming and visits to the spray park. Children are divided into proper age groups and some of the benefits of attending are socialization, sense of adventure, building self-esteem, interaction with peers and increasing creativity and personal growth. Staff is CPR and First Aid certified and is 18 years of age. Directors are 21 years of age and have experience working with the Adventure Zone program. June 23- August 15 times are 7:30 a.m.-5:30p.m. M-F Forms on the website.

Summer Playground Program - Ages 6-12
A great program that lets kids be kids! Led by our vibrant staff, the playground program is a celebration of imagination for youths as they dream to life. This program offers a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, tournaments, sports. There is no fee and no registration required. This is a drop in program only, if a child gets hurt the staff has CPR and First Aid it is not to be used for childcare. When it rains or thunders some sites close. If you need childcare, where a staff watches your child, then see the Adventure Zone program. Use your own judgment. Program will be held depending on funding in the city budget. July 1- August 1 at Papermill, Little River or Munger Hill School, Municipal and Chapman Playgrounds.

Youth Fitness Training Camp- Ages 8-14
Looking to get your child in shape for fall sports? Run by Roots staff that will create a boot camp style sports training camp that will introduce the skills needed for proper running techniques to increase speed and improve agility and balance. You will also utilize the gymnastic arena climbing ropes and cargo net to increase overall strength.August 4- August 7

Cartoon Mania-Ages 8-14
This class will be instructional drawing skills (perspective, shading, proportions etc) and how it relates to cartoons. The rest of the class will be dedicated to cartooning! If you never drawn cartoons before, then this is the place to learn. July 25- July 25.

Basic Drawing for Kids- Ages 8-14
Turn a piece of paper into a work of art! In this class we will be concentrating on drawing from life and the accurate representation of objects and people. We will explore drawing, shading texture and design using carious drawing tools. August 4- August 8.

Drawing and Painting Workshops-Ages 7-10
All students will learn compositions, perspective shading and different techniques to expand their skills. Several classes held June 30 through August 21.

Drawing Painting Workshop for Middle School -Aes-11 and Up
Each day will have a group topic to draw and paint. Learn different techniques to expand your skills. Several classes June 30 through August 21.

Draw with Prismacolor and Pencils-Ages 9 and up
A prismacolor drawing on board can look like a painting. Instructional shading and layers to create rich dept. July

High School Prep Summer Field Hockey Camp- Grades 8-12
Sharpen your skills and learn new field hockey techniques. August 11- August 14.

Sports Sampler- Ages 5-8
Have some fun by learning basic, tennis, basketball, baseball, t-ball and soccer. We will visit the spray park. July 14- July 18 or July 21- July 25. 

Tennis Lesson Camp Ages 6-14
Learn how to play tennis or improve your skills. Emphasis will be on proper grip, stance, swing, serve and ball placement as well as hitting with control and depth. Several age group weeks June 30 through August 8. 

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Little Picassos-Ages 6-8
Unleash the artist within a supervised, instructive child friendly environment. Activities include art, games, songs and literature. 
July 21- July 25 or August 4- August 8.

Junior Horseback Riding Camps-Ages 6-9
Spend the morning on the farm experiencing feeding, grooming and maintenance associated with horses and ponies. Participants will experience brushing, saddling and cleaning horses and a riding lesson each day. July 7-10, July 14-17, July 28-July 31 and August 4- August 7. 
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Senior Horseback Riding-Ages 10-14
A step above Junior Horseback Riding. Increased interaction with horses and riding lessons. July 21- July 24 and August 11- August 14.

Westfield On Weekends
Though not sponsored by the City of Westfield, Westfield on Weekends is an organization that hosts and organizes many events in the city and parks. Their flier will be included in this seasons brochure, to follow later in the Spring. For more information, see their upcoming events flyer

Elizabeth Parker Memorial Park Events
The Westfield Veterans Council is pleased to announce their 2014 events. Events are free to attend and are located at the Elizabeth Parker Memorial Park. All are encouraged to attend. Click here for all the details and a calendar of events. 

Westfield United Basketball
For the United Basketball schedule, please see the Westfield United Basketball schedule  

Unless otherwise noted, cancellations or rescheduling of game times can be found on our cancellations page or by calling our voice mail at (413) 572-6263 (press option 7 for cancellations 1 hour before the program starts). When school is canceled or there is an early release due to severe weather, there will be no basketball practices or games in any of the schools.