The Parks & Recreation department is committed to enriching the quality of life through the promotion, development, and maintenance of public recreation and enrichment opportunities, park lands and related facilities. Learn More »
A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, Westfield State University is grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society. We contribute to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the region. Learn More »
Stanley Park is a privately owned 300-acre park, including an arboretum and botanical garden, located in Westfield, Massachusetts. It is open to the public daily without charge from May to November. The park consists of nearly 300+ acres of trails, woods, picnic areas, recreational facilities, and gardens, which include the Rose & Flower Garden, Asian Garden, a Rhododendron Display Garden, The Arboretum, Herb Garden, and Woodland Wildflower Garden. Learn More »
The Columbia Greenway is an historic corridor in the City now home to a paved bike and recreation trail. The trail, which now ends on Westfield’s Main Street in the heart of downtown, connects Westfield to its southern neighbors in Southwick and communities beyond through Connecticut. Westfield’s portion of trail extends three miles and continues for more than thirty miles into Connecticut communities including Granby, Simsbury, Farmington, and beyond. An extension of the trail through Downtown to the Westfield River is slated for construction in late 2019. For more, visit www.columbiagreenway.org ».
A gift of the late philanthropists Albert & Amelia Ferst, Amelia Park is a one-of-a-kind recreational campus that includes an NHL-sized ice rink with seating for 600, an award-winning Garden honoring Mrs. Ferst, and the Amelia Park Children’s Museum, a center for hands-on activities and inspiring creativity that helps children, parents and community members learn more about themselves and the world around them. To learn more, visit www.ameliaparkice.com or www.ameliaparkmuseum.org »
The Westfield River drains the eastern slopes of the Berkshire Hills of southwestern Massachusetts, then joins the Connecticut River in Agawam. It is touted as one of the “most-intact” river systems in Southern New England and one of the best coldwater fisheries in the Commonwealth. For more, visit www.westfieldriver.org »
Also located in the Amelia Park complex, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield serves over 1300 local youth and their families, providing a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. To learn more, visit www.bgcwestfield.org »
Whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal, a quick bite or dessert, or relaxing cocktail, Westfield’s resurgent downtown district is home to numerous restaurants and shopping experiences.