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Department of Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life in our city by providing and maintaining quality parks, trails and green space and by offering enriching recreational activities and facilities for people of all ages and abilities

  • Free and Reduced Pool Admission
    Free and Reduced Pool Admission

    A heat advisory has been issued for Wednesday July 20 for portions of the area, and lasting several days.  For this and any other heat advisories that occur this year, the City of Allentown wi...

  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Juneteenth Celebration

    The City of Allentown will host a Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19 from 10am to 9:30pm at Cedar Beach Park. There will be educational Juneteenth signage throughout the park, which will sho...

  • Seasonal Job Age Requirement Lowered to 15
    Seasonal Job Age Requirement Lowered to 15

    The age requirement for part-time and seasonal employment with the City of Allentown has been lowered from 16 to 15 years of age with the understanding that any individual hired at age 15 should have ...

  • Allentown Summer Concert Series Returns
    Allentown Summer Concert Series Returns

    The City of Allentown’s 2022 Summer Concert Series begins Saturday, May 14 and will offer more than thirty open-air concerts from May to September this year. Concerts will be held at the hist...

  • Allentown to Re-Dedicate Lenape Trail
    Allentown to Re-Dedicate Lenape Trail

    The City of Allentown will come together with the Museum of Indian Culture and members of the Delaware Nation Tribe to rededicate the Lenape Trail at the Little Lehigh Parkway. “It’s im...

  • Summer Youth Basketball League
    Summer Youth Basketball League

    Registration is now open for summer youth basketball organized by the City’s Department of Parks & Recreation. Leagues are offered for both boys and girls in age divisions for 9-10, 11-12...

  • Youth Organizations Open Spring Baseball Registration
    Youth Organizations Open Spring Baseball Registration

    The Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation announces City youth sports organizations have opened baseball registration for the upcoming season. Allentown A’s, East Side Memorial Littl...

  • Midnight Basketball Information Session
    Midnight Basketball Information Session

    The Advanced Mentoring Enrichment Network (A.M.E.N) Initiative will be holding an information session on its upcoming Midnight Basketball season. The A.M.E.N initiative is a mentoring program focus...

  • City Offers 7 Outdoor Pickleball Courts
    City Offers 7 Outdoor Pickleball Courts

    The City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation has striped seven tennis courts to turn them into multi-use tennis/pickleball courts. Locations include three courts at Andre Reed (Irving) and...

Contact Information
Karen El-Chaar

Karen El-Chaar
Director of Parks and Recreation
610-437-7757
Fax 610-437-7796
Karen.El-Chaar@allentownpa.gov

Parks and Recreation Office
3000 Parkway Blvd
M-F 8:00am—4:00pm
Phone: 610-437-7757
Fax: 610-437-7796
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Allentown Municipal Golf Course
3400 W. Tilghman St
Phone: 610-395-5108
Fax: 610-395-2068
Golf Course Website