Fall and winter recreation enthusiasts will learn about the multitude of leisure activities available throughout the city of Allentown in the newest edition of Adventure Allentown. Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced today that the 2016-17 Fall/Winter edition of Adventure Allentown is being distributed city-wide beginning this week.
The city’s 36 page guide to fall and winter leisure activities will be sent home with Allentown School District students, and will be available at more than 50 other locations in the city and placed in free outdoor publication racks throughout the park system. City subscribers to The Morning Call newspaper will receive a copy of Adventure Allentown in their newspaper on Friday, October 7.
“The Adventure Allentown guide is a wonderful resource for city residents and visitors,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Lindsay Taylor. “I’m very impressed with the quantity and quality of opportunities right here in Allentown, and I’d like to encourage all families to come out and enjoy this variety of recreational opportunities in our beautiful park system this fall and winter.”
The Adventure Allentown guide contains information on special events, youth and adult programs; city parks and golf; music and theater; the library and museums; healthy living and other useful information for city park and recreation services. The guide also includes a list of park amenities, recent and upcoming park improvements, event schedules and a comprehensive list of community agencies dedicated to youth, adults and senior citizens.
“Adventure Allentown continues to grow in popularity each year,” said Pawlowski. “It informs residents and visitors about our programs that emphasize the city’s commitment to fitness, healthy lifestyles, the arts, and economic vitality through events that capitalize on Allentown’s greatest assets. I am especially proud to see the publication consistently receive awards dating back to our first publication in 2009.”
Adventure Allentown captured APEX awards in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The 2009 award was for a PR, Public Information & Public Service Campaign. The 2013 award was for Publication Excellence in the Magazines & Journals Print category and the 2014, 2015 and 2016 awards were for Publication Excellence in the Magazine, Journal & Tabloid Design Layout category. Adventure Allentown was also honored with the 2009 Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society - Agency Publication and Promotion Award.
Another spring and summer guide is planned for release in April 2017 and will include the distribution of 80,000 copies.
Residents may also pick-up the Fall/Winter edition of Adventure Allentown at City Hall and the Park and Recreation offices on Parkway Boulevard. For questions, please call 610-437-7750 or email Christy.Alvord@allentownpa.gov.