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Summer Happenings at Westfield Recreation


Be Ready for SUMMER with the Westfield Recreation Department! Registration is Open for all Summer Programs with much to choose from for ages 6 months to Adult. Adults can get healthy with our Zumba exercise program on Monday evenings and our Tai-Chi classes on Tuesday mornings. If tennis is your game … we have summer clinics to get you moving!

The WRD offers a variety of Summer Camps to keep kids occupied over the long summer. Popular camps include: Summer Playground Program, Fencing, Flag Football, Basketball, Golf, Golf SquirtsLacrosse, RugbyField Hockey, Wrestling, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Multi-Sports, LegoJr. Science, Groovy Girls, Creative Kids, Music Recording, Glee Week, PreSchool of RockFashionYouthFitWF and more!

The Memorial Pool will open for the season Saturday, June 3 — be at the “hottest place to cool off” this summer! Non-Members can use the facility for $20 per person/day. Pool Memberships for the 2017 season are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the department for details.

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Mark your calendars for our Summer Concert Series on Thursdays beginning June 22 at the Mindowaskin Park Gazebo. The Westfield Community Concert Band will perform June 22, 29, July 6, 13, & 20 and the Westfield Swing Band will end the series on July 27. All concerts begin at 7:30pm and are FREE to the public. Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Please visit our website for the Summer Program Brochures and for department information.

For additional program information, please visit our website: or contact the Westfield Recreation Department at 425 East Broad St., Westfield at 908-789-4080 or email: . “Like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up to date information.

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