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Park Pavilions

There are three parks in the city where pavilions may be reserved from the months of April to October: Saucon, Monocacy, and South Mountain Parks. Rental hours are from 10AM to dusk.  Reservations for the 2024 rental season can be requested starting  January 8, 2024.  You will be contacted by the Recreation office once your request has been received. Please contact the recreation office if you have any questions.

Reservation Fees:
  • Weekdays - $75.00 (resident*) $100.00 (non-resident)
  • Weekends & Holidays - $100.00 (resident*) $150.00 (non-resident)

*Proof of residency is required to receive resident rate

Click on the respective park to check availability and to begin the reservation process:

Monocacy Park
Address: 100 Illick's Mill Road, 18017
  • Shelter #1 (closer to street)– Seats 50 – (8 tables) 
  • Shelter #2 (closer to falls) – Seats 30 – (5 tables)
Saucon Park (Not available until further notice due to repairs needed from flood damage)
Address: 900 Millside Drive, 18015
  • Shelter #2 (closer to play system) - Seats 50 – (12 tables)
  • Shelter #3 (closer to creek)- Seats 50 – (10 tables)
South Mountain Park
Address: 1515 N. Mountain Drive, 18015
  • Shelter #1 (lower location) – Seats 80  – (8 tables)
  • Shelter #2  (upper location) – Seats 60 – (6 tables)

Pavilion Rental Rules and Regulations:
  • Payment must be made in full when making reservation.  There will be no refunds issued unless the reservation is cancelled by the Recreation Bureau due to extenuating circumstances. Reservations WILL NOT be cancelled due to rain events.
  • Alcoholic beverage use is limited to brewed beverages and wine with an alcohol content of no more than 12%. Permitted containers are metallic, with maximum content of 16 ounces, and wine boxes. Glass bottles and kegs are prohibited.
  • The parking of vehicles is prohibited in areas other than the designated parking lots.  
  • Pavilions must be left in good condition.  Garbage must be bagged and put in or near receptacles. 
  • Confetti, smoke, dust, glitter, or anything that will pollute the park and surrounding areas is not allowed.
  • No amplified music, DJ’s or bands. Noise level must be kept to a legal volume as stated in City Parks Article # 941
  • No additional grills can be brought to the park.
  • No inflatable structures (bounce houses, etc.)
  • Permit will be issued at time of payment and must be kept on site during the rental period.
  • No fireworks, fire related items, or weapons of any kind.
  • No decorations or other materials should be nailed, tacked, stapled, or screwed to any pavilion or its contents. 
  • All park rules as stated in City Parks Article # 941 must be followed.
Note: Failure to comply with the above expectations could result in additional charges and/or denial of future rentals.