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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 offer many programs to meet the needs of all age groups. Check out below what we have to offer and 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 PARKS ORDINANCE 941

     
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Summer Youth playground progam
The City of Bethlehem Recreation Bureau invites City youth to "Tour the City" this summer by participating in our FREE summer park program located in select parks in various geographic locations throughout the City. Games, arts and crafts, and special presentations by community businesses and organizations will be some of the activities offered in the program.  CHILDREN 8 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOMEONE 14 OR OLDER FROM THEIR HOUSEHOLD TO PARTICIPATE. The program is FREE to City of Bethlehem residents and participants must pre-register weekly, as a meal will be provided. The program begins Monday, June 14th and continues until Thursday, August 5th. Click here for more information.
Movies in the Park
  • Our "Movies in the Park" program will be back this summer at select City parks. The movies start at dusk and are FREE of charge to City of Bethlehem residents. Come out and enjoy a movie and some popcorn with your family under the stars. Click here for movie titles, dates, and locations. 
Arts in the Park  
The City of Bethlehem’s Arts in the Park program at the newly renovated Rose Garden bandshell on 8th Avenue & Union Blvd. features various musical and performing arts groups from Bethlehem and beyond. Click here for this year's schedule of events.
 
adult Fitness Programs
There are two ways to get fit in the City this summer!  Fitness on the Plaza will be held Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm. The interval training class will be taught by certified exercise instructors and will begin Tuesday, June 22nd on Payrow Plaza. Wednesday Walking Workouts will begin on Wednesday, June 23rd from 6-7pm and will be led by Michele Stanten, walking coach and ACE certified fitness instructor. Michele will instruct participants on how to get the most out of your walking workout. Both programs are FREE to all City residents. Pre-registration is required for both programs.
Bernie Fritz Night  
  • 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 more. The night will end with a movie (see above) at the park. Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 6pm-8pm. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information.