Westwood has three large playgrounds, including baseball and football fields, tennis courts and swimming pools. Adjoining Westwood is McFarlan Woods, the western section of the 1,500 acre Mt. Airy Forest preserve with excellent facilities for picnics, lodges, trails and cycling. The Mt. Airy Dog Park has five acres and is a popular place for those with four-legged friends. Bracken Woods 30 acres and is home to the Robert J. Brodbeck Nature Preserve. The Gamble-Nippert YMCA offers three outdoor and one indoor swimming pool and various programs for young and old. The Western Sports Mall offers indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball as well as a health club.
Two public golf courses are 10 minutes away from Westwood: a 9-hole course at Woodland and an 18-hole course at Neuman. Another 18-hole course is located farther west at Miami Whitewater Forest. Private courses are located at Western Hills and Miamiview Country Clubs.
The Madcap Education Center is a great place to watch a puppet show from its 124-seat theater. The center also offers yoga and dance studios along with a puppet workshop.