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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, and businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

City Hall is open to the public. Employees are also available to assist residents via phone, email and website.
 

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Parks

OUR PLAYGROUNDS ARE NOW OPEN! PLEASE FOLLOW CDC SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WHEN ATTENDING OUR PARKS.

The City of Bethlehem  has over 30 parks, including linear parks, such as the Southside Greenway, parks with water features such as Monocacy Park and many pocket parks in our neighborhoods. We host free summer park programs  and "Movies in the Park" during the summer months. Visit one of our parks today! 

 
Park rules
  • 1.  PARK HOURS: DAWN TO DUSK
  • 2. DOGS AND OTHER DOMESTIC ANIMALS MUST BE LEASHED AND UNDER THE OWNER’S CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. OWNERS SHALL PICK UP AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ALL ANIMAL WASTE
  • 3. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES EXCEPT IN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED AREAS
  • 4. NO FIRES OR FIREWORKS EXCEPT IN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNAGED AREAS
  • 5. AMPLIFICATION SOUND SYSTEMS, PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS, & AMPLIFIED
  •  MUSIC ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT WHERE AUTHORIZED BY PERMIT
  • 6. NO LOITERING
  • 7. NO VENDING OR PEDDLING
  • 8. MOTORIZED VEHICLES PERMITTED ONLY ON PAVED ROADS OR IN DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS
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  • *THE CITY WILL ENFORCE ALL LAWS RULES, & REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO CITY PARKS ARTICLE #941, REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE LISTED ABOVE. 

    *https://archive.bethlehem-pa.gov/ordinance/articles/ARTICLE0941.html#05
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Free Summer playground progams
The City of Bethlehem Health and Recreation Bureaus are joining forces this summer to provide Fun and Fitness at our City parks while maintaining a socially distanced and safe environment. The FREE park programs will run Monday through Thursday, starting Monday, July 13th through Thursday, August 20th.

The schedule is as follows: Monday: Clearview Park; Tuesday: LG Stewart Park, Wednesday: Yosko Park, Thursday: Elmwood Park
 
Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. On site registration will be accepted if space allows. REGISTER NOW to secure your spot! Any questions, please contact the Recreation Bureau.
Movies in the Park
  • Our "Movies in the Park" program continues this summer at select City parks. The movies start at dusk and are FREE of charge to City residents. Come out and enjoy a movie and some popcorn with your family under the stars. Stay tuned for movie titles and locations. CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020
Bernie Fritz Night  
  • CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020 
  • Our Annual Bernie Fritz Night  celebration honoring the late playground leader, teacher, and coach who devoted his life to Bethlehem youth is held yearly on the third Wednesday in July. We will have games, dancing, face painting, arts and crafts, and raffle prizes. The night will end with a movie (TBA) at the park. Mark your calendars now for 2021! Hope to see you there!