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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

  • City & LCA Reach Tentative Settlement
    City & LCA Reach Tentative Settlement

    Negotiators for the City of Allentown and the Lehigh County Authority (LCA) have reached a tentative settlement ending years of disputes and litigation and solidifying their partnership on the concess...

  • City Offers 7 Outdoor Pickleball Courts
    City Offers 7 Outdoor Pickleball Courts

    The City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation has striped seven tennis courts to turn them into multi-use tennis/pickleball courts. Locations include three courts at Andre Reed (Irving) and...

  • Council Approves Revenue Note
    Council Approves Revenue Note

    City Council approved a revenue note at its April 15 meeting. A notice and link to the ordinance follow. CITY OF ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE OF ENACTMENT NOTICE IS H...

  • Downtown Lane Restriction Scheduled
    Downtown Lane Restriction Scheduled

    Hamilton Street in the City of Allentown from 8th Street to Seventh Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Tuesday, December 12 from 8am to 4pm to cut off a natural gas service for a buildin...

  • Tenth Street Lane Closure
    Tenth Street Lane Closure

    Tenth Street in the city of Allentown from Walnut Street to Hamilton Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Wednesday, July 27 to allow a crane to set up and install new A/C units on the Pen...

  • Notice of Property Availability
    Notice of Property Availability

    The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown is accepting proposals for the purchase and subsequent redevelopment of 532 N Law Street in Allentown.The proposal packet and the rehabilitation bu...

  • Mayor asking Council to "Ban the Box"
    Mayor asking Council to "Ban the Box"

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is asking City Council to approve a resolution to “Ban the Box.”  At a morning news conference in City Council Chambers, Pawlowski made good on a promise made during ...

  • Temporary Closure 500 Block Hamilton St
    Temporary Closure 500 Block Hamilton St

    Hamilton Street in the City of Allentown will be closed from Fifth Street to Sixth Street from Monday, October 6 to Saturday, October 11 to facilitate the installation of roof top HVAC equipment at Th...

  • Mini-Grants Awarded
    Mini-Grants Awarded

    The City of Allentown is awarding mini-grants totaling $3,750 to five community organizations to beautify city blocks. Mayor Ed Pawlowski made the award announcement at a news conference this morning ...

  • "Noches de Ritmo” Salsa Night Rescheduled
    "Noches de Ritmo” Salsa Night Rescheduled

    The City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the “Salsa Night,” originally scheduled for last night, for Thursday, June 20 at West Park. The event was postponed due to incl...

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