The City of Bethlehem will be offering a variety
of fun and exciting, outdoor fitness programs this summer.
Classes will run in 4-week sessions throughout the summer.
To register for May sessions, complete the form below and
return with payment to: The Parks & Recreation Office,
10 E. Church St. Bethlehem, PA 18018, or call 610-865-7081.
All fitness levels are welcome. Walking classes will meet
at various city parks. Other clas-ses will meet at the Bethlehem
Rose Garden, next to the DAR Log Cabin on 8th Ave.
Description and Sign-up Form
Movies in the Park
Movies Start at Sundown
The Bethlehem Golf Club is owned by the City
of Bethlehem and is located at 400 Illicks Road. The Golf
Club is rated as a four star facility by Golf Digest and has
been host to a Nike Tour qualifying event.
The complex consists of the 18 hole Monocacy
Course, the 9 hole Executive Course and a driving range. The
9 hole Executive Course has seven par 4 holes and 2 par 3
holes. The driving range consists of 30 stalls with mats and
a grass area.
INFORMATION ON THE BETHLEHEM GOLF CLUB
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.
Swimming Lessons Sign-up
This course will start on flat land and build on the basics
and includes skateboard orientation and safety, stretching,
bailing out and falling, knee sliding, tick tack maneuvers,
navigating a skatepark and much more!
City offers a summer day camp program at the Ice Rink. The
program consists of three two-week sessions from 10:00 a.m.
– 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program is available
to children 7 – 12 years of age and a fee is charged.
Camp Info Sheet and Sign Up Sheet
The City of Bethlehem is offering their annual drop-in parks
program at 9 neighborhood parks. Activities include arts &
crafts, sports, games, field trips, and much more. Lunch will
be served during the daytime sessions. Click
here for more info and park locations.
Fun at the Parks
Our 2013 season officially opens on Saturday May 25. The deadline
for signing up for the summer leagues is Friday, May 17th.
Junior programs start the week of June 17 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
Find all the details and signup forms.
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.
The City of Bethlehem Police Department currently has 6 active
“Blockwatch” groups that at located around city
parks. These groups work in partnership with the police department
to preserve and enhance the quality of Bethlehem's parks
The City's off-leash recreation area for dogs is available
to city residents Owners/Handlers are responsible for their
dogs at all times. The dog park is located at 259 Illick's
Park Info Sheet
Music In The
The summer concert series begins in late May and runs through
September. Concerts are held at the Rose Garden as well as
the City Center Plaza and Steelworker’s Memorial.
In The Park Schedule
EARL E. SCHAFFER
MUNICIPAL Ice Rink
Located at 345 Illick’s Mill Road
The Bethlehem Bureau of Recreation offers skating lessons
for all ages, abilities and interests at the newly renovated
outdoor rink. Our trained and experienced instructors offer
a safe, fun way to learn skating basics and beyond. Our lesson
program is a member of the U.S. Figure Skating’s Basic
Skills Program and is endorsed by USA Hockey.
The rink is also available for hockey, private or group
rentals. There is also a party room available for rental during
public sessions. Reservations are required.
Information about the Ice Rink
Put your Party On
Ice - Celebrate your next occasion at the EARL E. SCHAFFER
MUNICIPAL ICE RINK
Rink Info Flyer
Rink Lessons Sign Up Form
on Sand Island
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 more specific dates, times & fee schedules, call the
Parks & Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.
56 River St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
Parks & Public Property
Department (610) 865-7079
Parks & Recreation
Office (610) 865-7081