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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

News

  • Lifeguard Pay Rate Increased
    Lifeguard Pay Rate Increased

    The Department of Parks & Recreation wants you to join our lifeguard team! Lifeguarding summer job opportunities at the city’s municipal pools are available at a new starting pay rate of ...

  • Bucky Boyle Spray Park Opening
    Bucky Boyle Spray Park Opening

    The City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation advises that Bucky Boyle Spray Park will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8. The planned May 29 opening had been delayed by a broken pipe. ...

  • Pool & Spray Park Information
    Pool & Spray Park Information

    The Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation announces city pools and spray parks opening information for the 2021 season. The city’s two spray parks located in Bucky Boyle Park (10 Pump ...

  • Band Concerts Return to West Park
    Band Concerts Return to West Park

    The City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation opens its 2021 spring and summer band concert season on Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Allentown Pioneer Band at West ...

  • Million Clicks Comes to Lehigh Canal Park
    Million Clicks Comes to Lehigh Canal Park

    The City of Allentown’s Million Clicks for a Million Hearts walking program is expanding to an 11th location. Mayor Ray O’Connell clicked-in at the newest location at Lehigh Canal ...

  • City Center Donates for Lifeguard Certification
    City Center Donates for Lifeguard Certification

    City Center Allentown is donating $7,000 for city youth to obtain their lifeguard certification to work at Allentown municipal swimming pools. Mayor Ray O’Connell accepted a check this mornin...

  • 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
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