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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.

Recent News & Updates

2017 E-Cycle Event

September 9th at Memorial Pool
9am – 12pm
Pricing Schedule

Philip J. Fahy Memorial (New Street) Bridge Rehabilitation Project Update


2016 Annual Consumer Report on the Quality of Tap Water

The City of Bethlehem’s drinking water surpasses all federal and state drinking water standards. This report is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

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Mayor Donchez Press Release

As one who grew up in South Bethlehem and spent many summers at Yosko Park, Bethlehem, and many other municipalities, are finding it difficult to hire lifeguards to run their pools. We have reached out to the high schools and other organizations in the community and will continue to seek lifeguards in order to staff our pools safely. Until then, West Side and Yosko Pools will share lifeguards and be open on the following schedule beginning Monday, July 3, 2017.

  • Yosko Pool Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • West Side Pool Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Applications can be downloaded from the City’s website or picked up at City Hall. All applications will be reviewed in accordance with City policy.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through our lifeguard situation.

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

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

  • Crossing Guard (PT)

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