Parks and Recreation
A Park is a free place where people can go to enjoy the outdoors and use the parks amenities. There are many different parks in Allentown that offer things like playgrounds, pools, basketball courts and much more. Make sure to be respectful of the park's rules. It is illegal to smoke cigarettes at the parks and you must pick up all of your trash.
Location: north-west corner of 5th and Court Streets
Features: has lunchtime concerts in the summer
Bucky Boyle Park
Location: N. Front Street
Features: playground, spray park, baseball and football fields, basketball courts, restrooms and a pavilion available for rentals.
Location: E Walnut St/S Albert St
Features: Bike & Boat Trips
Cedar Beach Park
Located between Hamilton Blvd and Linden Street
Features: four lighted basketball courts, two beach and two hard volleyball courts, the 1,900 sq. ft. Destination Playground, and the popular municipally-operated Cedar Pool
East Side Reservoir
Location: E Union St, Allentown, PA 18109
Features: Picnic tables, grills
Location: S. 10th Street
Features:three baseball/softball fields, two basketball courts, one soccer field, and a playground
Location: North Franklin St. and North 14th St
Features: community garden run by St. Stephen's Outreach Center, a pavilion, exercise equipment and a playground.
Andre Reed Park
Location: Beside Louis E. Dieruff High School
Features: 2 baseball/softball fields, 2 lighted basketball courts, 4 lighted tennis courts, one multi-use field, a municipally-operated pool, and a playground.
Ithaca Play Lot
Location:off Ithaca St. between 30th St. SW and 31st St. SW
Jackson Street Park
Location: 9th & Jackson Streets
Features: a pavilion with picnic tables, walking paths, benches and a playground.
Location: 6th St. and Sumner Ave in Allentown
Features: a municipal pool, a picnic grove area, a playground, three baseball fields, two basketball courts, 1 football field, 1 volleyball court, and 4 handball courts.
Location: Off of S. Brook St and E Mosser St
Features: a pavilion, 1 baseball field, 1 practice field, 1 basketball court with lights, 2 handball courts, and 1 soccer/football field.
Location: Behind the Queen City Municipal Airport off of I-78.
Features: include trails, bridle path, disc golf, fishing, and restrooms
Li’l-Le’Hi Trout Nursery
Location: 2901 Fish Hatchery Rd
Features: Tours of Nursery, Ponds with fish
Malcolm Gross Rose Garden
Location: between Hamilton Street & Linden Street
Features: 1.3 mile walking loop is a great way to exercise, and features a smaller loop with 10 Wellness Stations, designed with exercise equipment for ages 50 & older. Three pavilions are located off of Honochick Drive
Percy Ruhe Park
Location:1519 Oxford Dr
Features: Four baseball/softball fields, three football fields, three lighted basketball courts, restrooms and a playground.
Location: between South Filmore St. and South Woodward St
Features: a playground, one baseball field, two lighted basketball courts, four tennis courts, and restrooms.
South Mountain Reservoir
Location: S 10th St, Allentown, PA 18103
Features: picnic tables, pavilions and grills
Location: intersection of Tilghman & 6th Streets
Features: playground, basketball court and pavilion
Trexler Memorial Park
Location: Off of Springhouse Road
Features: grassy areas, trails, bicycling, and restrooms. Trexler is also one of our LifeTrail Club walking paths.
Union Terrace Park
Location: Union St/S St. Elmo St, near Union Terrace Elementary School
Features: a large amphitheater, a pond, one softball field, a picnic grove with a grill, and restrooms
Location: off Union St. between William St. and South 6th St.
Features: Playground, basketball court, picnic tables
Location:off South Carbon St. and South Lumber St.
Location: between W Linden St and W Turner St
Features: grassy space, trails, fountains, restrooms, and band shell