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Parks & Recreation

Enhancing the quality of life in our City by providing and maintaining quality parks, trails and green spaces, and by offering enriching recreational activities and facilities for people of all ages and abilities.

  • Park Pavilions Closed
    Park Pavilions Closed

    The city is closing all park pavilions during the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency.City officials observed large groups at park pavilions this past weekend despite Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s soc...

  • Lehigh Canal Temporarily Closed
    Lehigh Canal Temporarily Closed

    The Lehigh Canal in Allentown is temporarily closed for recreation purposes. A stormwater pipe failure resulted significant loss of water in the area of Lock No. 1 off the Lehigh River. It appears a p...

  • City Closing Playground Sites
    City Closing Playground Sites

    Allentown is closing its 21 city-maintained playgrounds during the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency effective Tuesday, March 24.Mayor Ray O’Connell said, “We are trying to do our part to prevent the spread...

  • Parks & Rec Rentals Suspended
    Parks & Rec Rentals Suspended

    Effective March 18, 2020 all City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation organized field and pavilion rentals at city facilities are suspended until May 1, 2020. Existing scheduled renters wi...

  • City Hall Remains Open
    City Hall Remains Open

    Allentown municipal government buildings remain open for the general public to conduct business with the city however, the public is urged to conduct as much of that business as possible on-line or th...

  • Park Restroom Closures
    Park Restroom Closures

    Effective Friday, March 13 the City of Allentown Parks & Recreation Department is closing three, year-round restroom facilities that do not have running water available. These three bathrooms requ...

  • Allentown Seeks Seasonal Employees
    Allentown Seeks Seasonal Employees

    Spring arrives in one week and the Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation says there is no better time to remind the public that exciting seasonal employment opportunities are still available ...

  • Youth Organizations Open Baseball Registration
    Youth Organizations Open Baseball Registration

    With Punxsutawney Phil promising an early spring, there is no better time to think of warmer weather and baseball!The Allentown Department of Parks & announces baseball registration is now open fo...

Contact Information
Parks and Recreation Office
3000 Parkway Blvd
M-F 8:00am—4:00pm
Phone: 610-437-7757
Fax: 610-437-7796

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

Inclement Weather Hotline
Updated after 4:30pm on weekdays and after 8:00am on weekends
Phone: 610-437-7750