The Thomas James Knox Rink opened last June at Alum Creek Park South, 535 Park Meadow Drive.
A partnership between Westerville Parks and Recreation, Lisa and Jim Knox and the Columbus Blue Jackets Street Jackets helped bring this special space to fruition. The rink honors Lisa and Jim’s son, Thomas James Knox, an avid hockey player who passed away unexpectedly in 2015.
This recreational facility now offers a central location for youth to be introduced to hockey as a team sport while providing a public space for programming to develop the skills of players of all ages. In its inaugural season, more than 500 people participated in the new street hockey classes. And to ensure access for all, the equipment was provided at no cost.
If you are interested in supporting further additions to the facility, you can purchase a commemorative brick through the Westerville Parks Foundation. The bricks will be placed in a donor walkway at the north entrance of the rink. Learn more at www.westervilleparksfoundation.org.