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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


Other Active Members

  • Bill Gasperack
  • Mike Borelli
  • Pete Spaulding
  • Mike Howard
  • Joe St. Pierre