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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 Bathroom Closures Detailed
    Park Bathroom Closures Detailed

    Effective Saturday, June 29, the City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation will be closing several park restroom facilities due to a heightened level of vandalism incidents over the past ...

  • Andre Reed Participating in Park Clean Up
    Andre Reed Participating in Park Clean Up

    Allentown’s Andre Reed Park will get a sprucing-up this weekend courtesy of a team of volunteers led by the NFL Hall of Famer himself!Andre Reed, staff from the Andre Reed Foundation, members of the D...

  • Youth Summer Meals Program Adds 23 Sites
    Youth Summer Meals Program Adds 23 Sites

    Mayor Ray O’Connell today announced a nearly 800% increase in the city of Allentown’s free summer meals program drop-in locations for youth age 18 and under! The announcement was made at an 11:30am n...

  • Phils Star Attends Union Terrace Baseball Opening
    Phils Star Attends Union Terrace Baseball Opening

    Former Philadelphia Phillies star Chase Utley joined city and school district officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at the newly refurbished Union Terrace baseball field.The Allentown Schoo...

  • Marine Corps Band Concert Rescheduled
    Marine Corps Band Concert Rescheduled

    The scheduled Friday, June 21 Marine Band Concert at Allentown’s West Park is being rescheduled to Saturday, July 13 at 3:00pm. The city of Allentown’s Summer Concert Series offers more than 30 concer...

  • Playground Registration Opens June 17
    Playground Registration Opens June 17

    Registration opens Monday, June 17 for the city of Allentown’s eight-week free summer playground program. The city’s summer playground program began in 1914 when General Harry C. Trexler and Mrs. Trex...

  • Summer Concert Series Opens May 24
    Summer Concert Series Opens May 24

    More than 30 concerts are scheduled for the Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation’s 2019 Summer Concert Series. The Macungie Band opens the season on Friday, May 24 at 7:30PM at historic Wes...

  • Register for Learn to Swim
    Register for Learn to Swim

    Did you know that according to Center for Disease Control statistics, participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent? Drowning is the second leading cause of un...

  • Season Pool Passes on Sale
    Season Pool Passes on Sale

    Did you get your city of Allentown season pool pass yet? The Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation encourages you to come into the Recreation Office at 3000 Parkway Boulevard and purchase yo...

  • Lively Lunches Begin May 7
    Lively Lunches Begin May 7

    Come out to the beautiful Allentown Arts Park on your lunch break every Tuesday and Friday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm to listen to local acoustic musicians. This popular series kicks off its ninth success...

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