COVID-19 Information & Updates

Town Hall, Senior Center and the Library are closed to the public until further notice.

The West Springfield Police Department and Fire Department lobbies are closed to the public for non-emergencies.

Please call the business line to any department regarding Town business as will be doing our best to assist you by phone or via email.

Memory Bench
Legacy Bench


Friends of West Springfield's Park and Recreation

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

The Friends of West Springfield's Park & Recreation (F.O.P.A.R.) is a group of community volunteers dedicated to assisting the West Springfield Park & Recreation Department in the development, maintenance, and operation of the department's programs and facilities where needed, and to provide financial assistance for the development and upgrading of recreational programs, equipment, and facilities that will continue to make West Springfield a friendly, safe, and fun place to enjoy both active and passive recreational activities.

Contact Al Howard at (413) 896-7515
FOPAR c/o West Springfield Park & Recreation Dept.
26 Central Street - Suite 19
West Springfield, MA 01089


Board of Directors

 CEO - Al Howard
 Vice Chairman - Mike Patruski
 CFO- Paul Mantoni
 Secretary - Mike Towsley
 Trails Manager: Harold Akey
 Skills Manager: Bill Schlien
 Landscape Architect: Tom Urban



A note from F.O.P.A.R: 2019 has been a very satisfying year. FOPAR continuously makes a difference in our community. But to keep up, we need you! Volunteers do not need to attend every project, but can pick those that fit their schedule. Even an hour or two is very helpful to us, and everyone is welcome. We can also use monetary donations to purchase supplies. Paint and painting supplies are our biggest need. Please consider getting involved, as FOPAR is a very important group to the wonderful community we have in West Springfield.