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The Earl E. Schaffer
Municipal Ice Rink

Opens for the season Friday, November 14
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GolF Club

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.

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.

Day Camps
The 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.
Sign-up Sheet and Info

The City of Bethlehem is offering their annual drop-in parks program at 8 neighborhood parks. Activities include arts & crafts, sports, games, field trips, and much more. Lunch will be served during the daytime sessions.
Summer Playgrounds Program [PDF]

Movies In the Park

The City of Bethlehem offers Movies in the Park free to local residents throughout the summer. Please check out the list of times and locations.

Fitness in the Park Program
The City of Bethlehem will be offering a variety outdoor fitness programs this summer. Each session consists of 4 classes which meet at the Bethlehem Rose Garden. Call 610-865-7081 for more details or fill out the registration. Click the link below to download the flyer

Registration Form [PDF]

Sand Island Tennis Courts
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.

Find all the details and signup forms.

Pavilion Reservations
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

Parkwatch Groups
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
Contact Parkwatch Groups

Dog Park
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 Mill Road.
Dog Park Info Sheet

Music In The Park
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.
Music in the Park Schedule

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.

Ice Rink Info Flyer and Skate School Signup

Ice House 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 availability.

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

Ice House
56 River St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Ice House Shows

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