Financial Assistance

Westfield Recreation 
Financial Assistance Program

The Westfield Recreation Department provides recreational opportunities for residents of all ages, abilities, and economical backgrounds. Individuals who would like to participate in our programs and are in need of financial assistance should complete the application below in full. All applications should be submitted by the appropriate deadline to the following address: Westfield Recreation Department, 425 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 or recreation@westfieldnj.gov

Important Financial Aid Information

Required Forms
  • Most recent tax return
  • Copies of last two (2) pay stubs/unemployment payment
  • Any other source of income documentation
Guidelines
  • The amount of assistance that is provided to each individual is determined by a grid, using your gross income and size of household.
  • Payment balances are required to be paid in full, prior to the start of the program. 
  • Financial assistance is limited to $200.00 per season, per household member. 
  • Each household member is eligible to receive aid for up to 2 (two) programs per season.
  • Financial aid recipients must attend at least 75% of the program to which aid was provided. Failure to attend a min of 75% of the program will result in the denial of future aid requests. Unforeseen circumstances must be submitted to the Recreation Department at the time of the program or in advance.
  • Programs that have outsourced instructors may not be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Applications must be submitted in full, including the required documents listed above, and by the deadline, in order to be considered. 

Application Deadlines

Westfield Memorial Pool
  • Applications must be submitted within two (2) weeks of receiving your renewal packet or membership offer.
  • All assistance is based on membership availability.
  • Membership fee balance must be paid in full before being provided membership passes.
Summer Playground
  • Applications must be submitted at last thirty (30) days prior to the start of the program. 
  • Fee balance must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.
All Other Programs
  • Applications must be submitted at least ten (10) business days before the program begins. 
  • Fee balance must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.

Seasons

WinterJanuary - March
SpringApril - May
SummerJune - August
FallSeptember - December