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 Memorial Day. 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
as well as swim teams.
Info for 2011
Swimming Lesson Sign Up Form
The City has nine playgrounds which are supervised throughout
the summer. They are Bernie Fritz (Heimpel Park), Clearview,
Elmwood, Friendship, L.G. Steward, Madison, Rose Garden, West
Side and Yosko.
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
The City offers a summer day camp program at the Ice Rink.
The program consists of four 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 $125 per session
fee is charged.
Camp Info and Signup Sheet
Located on beautiful and Historic Sand Island, this unique
community tennis facility features a clubhouse with dressing
rooms, eight lighted Har-Tru courts and an underground watering
system that ensures consistent play throughout the summer
Courts are open: May 6th thru September. Hours of operation
vary during the months of May & September. Call the courts,
610-865-7007 for times.
Tennis lessons are available for all ages and ability levels.
Other programs include men’s and women’s leagues
– singles, doubles and mixed, Junior Team Tennis and
Lesson Sign Up Form
There are three parks in the City where pavilions may be reserved.
Illick’s Mill, South Mountain and Saucon Park. For further
information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 610-865-7081.
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.
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 more specific dates, times & fee schedules, call
the Parks & Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.