Westfield Recreation

The Village of Westfield Recreation Department provides year-round programs, activities and opportunities for all ages, from infants to Sr. Citizens. We offer a variety of programming that includes programs during all seasons, including both indoor and outdoor programs. The Rec. Dept. is committed to providing safe, fun and cost effective programming.

Contact Information

Eason Hall
23 Elm Street
Westfield, NY 14787

Andrew Webster, Recreation Director [E-mail]
Ph: (716) 753-6842

 

EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP!

Partners in Kind of Chautauqua County is teaming up with the Westfield Recreation Dept. to have an Earth Day clean up in our community. Bags and gloves will be provided. Social distancing will be in effect. Feel free to bring a team or come as an individual. Our goal is to clean through downtown Main St. and expand if we can.

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10am

Meeting Place: Moore Park Gazebo

*This event qualifies for WAVE hours

What you can do to help:

1. Like and share this post

2. Encourage others to help

3. Clean in your area

4. Help a neighbor clean their area

5. Join us on April 24th!!

*If you have any questions, feel free to call Andrew at 753-6842.

 

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SUMMER JOBS AVAILABLE!

We know that we're living in uncertain times and it's difficult to predict what the immediate future of our programming will look like. But we're hopeful for a great summer and we’re looking for interested individuals who would like to apply for a summer job working for the Village of Westfield Recreation Department.

We’re looking for the following positions:

LIFEGUARD

-Ensure the safety of all patrons in the summer swim program through enforcement of safety rules and regulations. Full job description available on request.

Interested Candidates must possess the following eligibility criteria to apply.

-Must be at least 16 years old.

-Must have their life-guarding certification (if you are currently not certified, but would like to, we can do our best to help you find a class)

-Must have a certification in CPR/First Aid

-Will need to go through a background check.

RECREATION AIDE

-Responsible for insuring the safety of the participants under his or her supervision. Instructing/assisting with activities in the summer field program. Full job description available on request

Interested Candidates must possess the following eligibility criteria to apply.

-Must be at least 16 years old.

-A certification in CPR/First Aid is preferred

-Will need to go through a background check.

RECREATION SPECIALIST

-Assist in many elements of summer rec. programming including but not limited to: field maintenance, special event planning, pool maintenance, playground inspections, field program assistance, movies in the park, etc.

Interested Candidates must possess the following eligibility criteria to apply

-Must be at least 18 years old

-A certification in CPR/First Aid is preferred

-Will need to go through a background check

For more information, or to obtain an application, please call 753-6842 (Rec. Director Andrew Webster), or email us at awebster@villageofwestfield.org or message us on our Facebook page Westfield Recreation Department

 

WELCH FIELD SKATE PARK IS OPEN!

The Welch Field skate park is open and ready for use! Please follow the rules below and be safe!

-HELMETS REQUIRED and must be worn and buckled at all times.

-Knee, elbow, and wrist pads recommended.

-Glass objects, pets, and profanity are NOT permitted.

-Skates, skateboards, bikes, and scooters are permitted. NO heelies.

-Personal equipment (rails, ramps, etc.) are NOT allowed.

-Children under 10 years of age require adult supervision.

-Skating on wet surface is NOT allowed.

RESPECT OUR SKATE PARK

*The Village of Westfield reserves the right to close the park or add supervision as deemed necessary; and restrict entry or require persons to leave if rules are not obeyed or if unsafe behavior is observed. Anyone caught skating when facility is closed, littering, or defacing park property will be subject to persecution.

*The Village of Westfield assumes no liability for loss or damage, accidents, or injury to property or people.

WARNING: Use of this facility may result in death, paralysis, brain damage, concussion, broken bones, and other serious injuries.

PARK IS UNSUPERVISED SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

*Know your ability and skate accordingly.

 

SESSION 1 CORNHOLE CHAMPS 2021

Congratulations to John Fesmire and Colette Lukasik (pictured below) who recently became champions of our session 1 adult cornhole league organized by the Westfield Rec. Dept. This was their first time in the league and they are the first ever undefeated champions with a 16-0 record!

They defeated the team of Scott Cooney and Anthony Utegg in the championship match. They too were competing for the first time in the league and finished with a record of 12-5. In third place, were the defending champions Matt Belson and Joel Stein with a record of 12-5.

A special thanks to Matt Swank and Lena's Pizza, Subs, and Wings who were our sponsor of the league and provided the winning team with gift certificates! Please check out their website below: https://lenaspizzas.com/

A new session of our adult cornhole league will be starting soon. The league is on Wednesday evenings at Eason Hall in Westfield and is free to the public. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Call or text Andrew at 753-6842 to sign up or to ask questions.

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT FOR FEBRUARY IS ROGER MILLER!

*The following write-up/picture is the latest edition of our monthly volunteer spotlight of volunteers in the Westfield Rec. Dept. We are blessed in the Rec. Dept. to have so many wonderful people who volunteer their time both now and over the years to make our department and programs/events what they are today. We want to say thank you! To nominate someone for volunteer spotlight, please send us a private message on Facebook or call/text Andrew at 753-6842.

Our volunteer spotlight for February is Roger Miller, better known as “Coach Roger or Coach Miller” by the many athletes he has coached. Roger has been coaching in our youth basketball program for the last 11 years. For several years, he ran our 1st and 2nd grades’ youth basketball clinic. It was a joy to watch him coach the basics of basketball to so many young children who had never played before. In more recent years, he has been one of our main girls’ coaches in our youth basketball program. Even though his children are too old to participate in our program, Roger is still donating his time to coach this season in our basketball clinics. He is truly one of the best coaches we have had the pleasure of having in our youth programs.

In addition to coaching youth basketball, Roger has also served on our Rec. Commission over the last couple of years as well as helped with the Tour of Chautauqua Bike Ride. He has also donated his time on various projects at Welch Field over the last couple of years. As a contractor, he has a unique skill set that has really benefited our various facilities. Outside of the Rec. Dept, Roger has coached little league baseball and softball, as well as Goldenhawks youth football. He previously served as the President of the Westfield Little League where he worked in partnership with the Rec. Dept. to make various improvements to our Welch Field ball fields. As far as the Rec. Dept. goes, coaching youth basketball has been his favorite program. “It’s been fun watching the boys and girls and being involved with them when they are first starting out and seeing where they are at now, as they all are getting ready to graduate in the next year or so (Roger’s son is in the 11th grade at CLCS).”

Volunteering is something that Roger has grown up doing and has always been a part of his life. “That’s how I was raised. My dad volunteered for everything, so that’s how I was raised, and I push it forward.” Roger said. Pushing it forward he has and beyond. I had the pleasure of knowing Roger’s father, the late Bob Miller, and he was an absolute joy to be around as well as a highly successful youth sports’ coach. Roger is certainly making his father and community proud. Not only is he following hid dad’s footsteps in volunteering and coaching, but he truly is a great man, husband, and father and a fantastic role model to so many young people both past and present. We are certainly fortunate to have had and to continue to have Roger serving as a volunteer in our Rec. Dept. programs. Both us and the community of Westfield are so much better for it.

Past Volunteer Spotlights:
July 2020: Christian Caballero
August 2020: Carol Reynolds
September 2020: Don Parker
October 2020: Luci Petrella
November 2020: John Emmons
December 2020: The Baum Family (Chris, Shannon, Mason, and Logan) January 2021: Chris Anderson