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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.

  • Halloween Parade Award Winners
    Halloween Parade Award Winners

    An estimated crowd of 10,000 spectators enjoyed a mix of sun and clouds, floats, bands and marchers during Sunday’s 2018 Allentown Halloween Parade! The parade, established in 1905 and believed to be ...

  • El-Chaar Confirmed as Parks & Rec Director
    El-Chaar Confirmed as Parks & Rec Director

    City Council confirmed Mayor Ray O’Connell's nomination of Ms. Karen El-Chaar to become the city’s next Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, October 3.  Ms. ...

  • Adventure Allentown Coming Available
    Adventure Allentown Coming Available

    Fall and winter recreation enthusiasts are learning about the multitude of leisure activities available throughout the City of Allentown in the newest edition of Adventure Allentown. Mayor Ray O’Conn...

  • Queen of the Court Opening October 2
    Queen of the Court Opening October 2

    The Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation’s fall Queen of the Court basketball program is a free seven week basketball fundamentals program offered to girls in fifth through eighth grade that...

Contact Information
Parks and Recreation Office
3000 Parkway Blvd
M-F 8:00am—4:30pm
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

Interactive Park Finder