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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023, THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM WILL BE SWITCHING TO SINGLE STREAM CURBSIDE RECYCLING SERVICES.  PLEASE VISIT https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/community-economic-development/recycling FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND SPECIFICS REGARDING OUR NEW CITY WIDE CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM
 
 

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Park Programs

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 free park programs for City of Bethlehem residents 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 participate 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. Stay tuned for more information on our Summer 2023 programming.
Movies in the Park
  • Our "Movies in the Park" program will be held again 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. Stay tuned for information on our Summer 2023 movies!
MUSIC in the Park  
The City of Bethlehem’s Music in the Park program at Rose Garden band shell on 8th Avenue & Union Blvd. will feature music from various genres. Stay tuned for more information on our 2023 programming.
 
sports Clinics
The City of Bethlehem Recreation Bureau will offer FREE sports clinics this summer for residents of all all ages at select locations. The programs which will offer introductory lessons to various sports (basketball, soccer, baseball, pickleball, tennis, etc.) are open to all City of Bethlehem residents. Stay tuned for more information on our 2023 clinic schedule.
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. Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 6pm-8pm. Stay tuned for more information. Hope to see you there!