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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

  • Deputy Transportation Secretary Congratulates Partners
    Deputy Transportation Secretary Congratulates Partners

    U.S Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg and Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild were in Allentown Friday to congratulate the area on the award to The Lehigh Valley Planning Commiss...

  • Lights in the Parkway Marks 25th Year
    Lights in the Parkway Marks 25th Year

    The city is extending the season to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lights in the Parkway. Lights in the Parkway is one of the most traditional holiday displays in the Lehigh Valley and is e...

  • Ribbon Cutting at Jordan Skatepark
    Ribbon Cutting at Jordan Skatepark

    Mayor Ray O’Connell, city, and state officials cut the ribbon this afternoon to open the city’s new Jordan Park Skatepark. O’Connell was joined at the ceremony by Pennsylvania Dep...

  • 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