Amelia Park is an ice arena/sports complex and memorial garden, financed by the late Westfield philanthropist Albert F. Ferst (1919-2011), in memory of his wife Amelia. In 2000, the Ice Arena that Millie envisioned several years ago became a reality. Unfortunately, her early death prohibited this gracious lady from seeing one of the Ferst’s many generous acts to the Westfield community come to fruition. The Albert & Amelia Ferst Operating Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity, was formed in 1998, with the express purpose of building & maintaining this recreational facility and garden in her memory. The main building is a 47,000 square foot facility which includes a NHL sized ice rink with seating for 600; party rooms; a skate rental and sharpening area; limited pro-shop; four locker rooms and a food concession area. A 65′ x 170′ outside inline skating rink is located next to the main building and near Amelia’s Garden, a 1.3 acre memorial park.

Our Mission

To provide youth & families, regardless of race, color, age, national origin, gender, creed, or economic status, the opportunity of access to a quality recreational facility, in an attractive, well-run environment. Our intent is to always keep in mind the spirit of the most generous gift, given in memory of Amelia Ferst.

Contact Us

21 South Broad St
Westfield , MA 01085

Albert & Amelia Ferst Operating Foundation : Board of Directors

  • James Adams
  • Jeff Brown
  • Sharon Czarnecki
  • Beth Lusteg
  • Sue Figy
  • Russell Kanzinger
  • Clarence “Moose” Matthews
  • Sue Phelon
  • Tom Daley
  • Dean Rankin
  • Harry Rock
  • Rick Sullivan
  • John Liptak

In Memoriam

  • Albert Ferst  (1919-2011)
  • Patti Andras  (1955-2011)
  • Paul Barnes  (1930-2011)