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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

  • Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
    Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

    The Allentown Department of Public Works is announcing the fall leaf collection schedule.District by district street cleaning of leaves begins in earnest on Monday, October 26. Residents are reminded ...

  • Queen of the Court Goes Virtual
    Queen of the Court Goes Virtual

    The Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation and long-time coach Brittni Kholi are gearing up for the eleventh Queen of the Court basketball program, but it will be a little different this fall;...

  • HUD Deputy Secretary Delivers Grant Funds
    HUD Deputy Secretary Delivers Grant Funds

    U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery was in Allentown this morning to deliver two grant checks.  The city is receiving $5 million from the Lead Haz...

  • Budget Delivered to City Council
    Budget Delivered to City Council

    Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell delivered his proposed 2021 city budget to City Council this afternoon. The just under $119 million spending plan holds the property tax rate stable at 7.31 mills. In h...

  • State Awards $500,000 Trail Grant
    State Awards $500,000 Trail Grant

    The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding of $500,000 to construct a critical 1.8-mile segment of the Jordan Creek Greenway Trail in Allentown.“Trails are all about connectivity – communit...

  • Flu Vaccination Clinic Scheduled
    Flu Vaccination Clinic Scheduled

    The Allentown Health Bureau and Allentown EMS will be offering free flu shots on Friday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at East Side Youth Center at 1140 E. Clair Street. Individuals must be ...

  • Hammel Named Firefighter of the Year
    Hammel Named Firefighter of the Year

    Allentown firefighter Jonathon Hammel is being honored as the 2020 Allentown Fire Fighter of the Year. He was recognized this morning at the Allentown Fire Department’s annual memorial and awards ser...

  • Golf Course Superintendent Honored
    Golf Course Superintendent Honored

    Allentown Municipal Golf Course Superintendent Chris Reverie has been named a Grassroots Ambassador Leadership Award winner from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).Accordin...

  • False Arrest Lawsuit Dismissed
    False Arrest Lawsuit Dismissed

    A 17-count civil rights lawsuit filed against the city of Allentown, the Allentown Police Department and four police officers has been dismissed on summary judgement by U.S. District Judge Joseph F. L...

  • DCED Garners Awards
    DCED Garners Awards

    Representatives of the Allentown Department of Community & Economic Development and the city Health Bureau may have lost out on a trip to the governor’s mansion, but they now have the hardware fro...

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

Allentown Municipal Golf Course
3400 W. Tilghman St
Phone: 610-395-5108
Fax: 610-395-2068
Golf Course Website