Parks, Recreation, and Public Property

The City of Bethlehem offers a wide variety of recreational programs and opportuni-ties for residents for all ages. The Department is responsible for the management of about 600 acres of public land, 40 parks and a 27 hole golf course. Other responsibili-ties include the maintenance of all city buildings, including City Hall and the Fire & EMS stations.

Various amenities include a nationally renowned Skateplaza, The Historic Charles A. Brown Ice House, a dog park, and the only outdoor Ice Rink in the Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem Parks and Recreation offers swimming lessons, fitness programs, ice skating lessons, after-school programs, free outdoor movies, playground programs, summer day camp, tennis lessons, adult basketball leagues, and much more!

Click the links below for more information on programs we are currently offering.

There are three parks in the City where pavilions may be reserved. Illick’s Mill, South Mountain and Saucon Park. The cost on weekdays is $65.00 for residents and $90.00 for non-residents. On weekends & holidays the cost is $75.00 for residents and $100.00 for non-residents. Reservations will only be accepted with full payment. For further information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 610-865-7081.

Rules and Regulations

The City of Bethlehem runs six pools during the summer months. Memorial Pool, located on Illick's Mill Road is the largest and opens around early June. The six other pools are Clearview, West Side, Stark, Yosko and Saucon. Memorial Pool is open until Labor Day.

Season Passes are available in the Recreation Office and a daily admission is charged for those without a season pass. Swimming lessons are offered at all pools throughout the summer.

Pool Info Sheet
Swimming Lesson Signup Form

The City of Bethlehem Offers a wide array of Summer Youth Programs. Adventure Camp, Summer Day Camp, and the playground program just to name a few. Check back soon for an updated summer schedule or call our office, 610-865-7081

Our 2014 season officially opens on Saturday May 24. The deadline for signing up for the summer Adult Leagues is Friday, May 16th. Junior programs start the week of June 16 with clinics, match play, and travel team. Adult clinics will be Monday & Wednesday evenings. Private lessons and semi-private lessons are also available. So come out and enjoy one of Bethlehem's treasures.

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The Ice House, a Recreation and Performing Arts Center, is located on Sand Island. The multi-purpose facility is used by many theater groups and organizations and is available for private rentals. The PA Youth Theater & Mock Turtle Marionette Theater perform their Theater Productions throughout the year, which are open to the public. Anyone interested in renting the facility should call the Recreation office for availability.

For more specific dates, times & fee schedules, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.

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Connect with Parks

Bethlehem Parks & Public Property Department
10 E. Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-865-7081


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