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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

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Press Release from Jane Persa, Director of Recreation

The City of Bethlehem‘s pools, Memorial, West Side and Stark, will open for the season this Saturday, June 10th at 12:00 noon. The Yosko Splashpark will also be open, however, the Yosko Pool will not open on Saturday due to the unavailability of certified staff. We encourage all qualified candidates to contact the Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.

Memorial Pool will be open daily from 12:00-7:00pm and Stark and West Side will be open from 12:00-5:00 pm during the week and 12:00-6:00pm on the weekends. The Splashpark is open from 10:00am-8:00pm daily and is free of charge. This year, season passes will be available for purchase at Memorial Pool during hours of operation and in the Recreation Office, Room 506, City Hall. Daily admission at Memorial is $4.50 for youth and senior citizens and $5.50 for adults. Also new this year at Memorial Pool, patrons can pay with a credit card or smart phone. Admission at the neighborhood pools is $4.00 for youth and senior citizens and $5.00 for adults.

Swimming lessons are available beginning June 19th at Memorial Pool for youth 4 years of age and up. The cost is $60.00 for each two week session which are offered daily through July 28th starting at 11:00 am. Registrations are accepted online at or in the Recreation Office, Room 506 City Hall, 10 E. Church St. For further information, contact the Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.

Mayor's Open Door

Please see below for upcoming dates.

  • July 10, 2017
  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

Job Opening: Firefighter

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City of Bethlehem Hosts Regional Police Training Seminar on Current Topics Dealing with Interaction with the Public


City of Bethlehem Comprehensive Parks and Pools Study


The Recreation Department is currently hiring for summer seasonal positions.

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Job Opportunites

  • Firefighter
  • Crossing Guard (PT)

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