Sign Up for the Patriotic Pet Parade!

June 28, 2017

We are pleased to once again host the annual Patriotic Pet Parade, part of Allentown’s Independence Celebration! Show off your pets and register to enter the following contests: Best Pet and Pal Combo, Most Patriotic Pet and Best in Show. Registration donation is free and enters you into all three contests. Click here for Pet Parade Rules and please be mindful of weather conditions and effects on your pet. Water bowls will be provided along the parade route.

Date: July 1, 2017

Meeting point: J. Birney Crum Stadium, Linden St. entrance

     5:30 – Registration

     6:15 – Parade

                                                                   6:30 – Winners announcedChaar

Our thanks to Chaar Pet Supply for donation of prizes!


Parade Registration Form – Sign Up Today!

6th Annual Model Sailboat Event (7/2/17)

June 25, 2017

Smiling FacesJoin us for another year of model sailboats while enjoying the beauty of the Allentown Rose Garden. Children of all ages display their artistic creativity as they personalize their boats and later set them a-sail on the Little Cedar Creek. We supply boats, sails and more. Advance registration is requested. Come out and enjoy!

Date:     Sunday July 2, 2017

Time:    1:00 – Registration/event begins

              2:30 – Sailboat Race

                                                         3:00 – Winners announced/event ends

Location:  On the lawn of the stone house at the Allentown Rose Garden (2700 Parkway Blvd., Allentown)

Advance registration available on the 6th Annual Model Sailboat Building & Race webpage (see events in the right column of our homepage)


2nd Annual Cedar Sports Day! – June 30

January 25, 2017

Join us on June 30, 2017 at Cedar Beach! Visit our webpage for additional details


Bogert’s Covered Bridge 175th Anniversary Celebration

August 31, 2016

Bogert's Bridge photo

During the past 175 years, Bogert’s Covered Bridge served the Bogert family and the Allentown community by providing a key crossing point over the Little Lehigh River. The ambience and history of this wooden covered bridge cannot be duplicated. As many have noticed, the bridge is in need of major restoration – a new roof, sideboards, interior & exterior painting, masonry work and much more. Friends of the Allentown Parks has heard your concerns and needs your support! The cost estimate for this work is $1.5 million. While we are avidly seeking grants, please consider a generous donation today and let’s keep Bogert’s Covered Bridge around for another 175 years!

Thanks for your support!

Consider a Donation Today!

February 15, 2016

0972 cropped sHelp us to preserve, protect and promote Allentown’s wonderful parks. Friends of the Allentown Parks works diligently with volunteers, community service groups, local businesses and the Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure you have beautiful vistas, great experiences and fond memories when visiting our parks. Please consider a donation today.

   Thanks for your support!

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Beautiful scenic vista

Beautiful scenic vista

Bogert’s Bridge 175th Anniversary Commemorative Ornament

November 24, 2015

Bogert's Bridge photoBogert’s Bridge, built in 1841, is the only remaining covered bridge in Allentown. This architectural icon, located in Lehigh Parkway, crosses the Little Lehigh River joining portions of what was once the Bogert family farm. As we celebrate the bridge’s 175th anniversary, work is underway to restore this historic icon and Friends of the Allentown Parks is pleased to offer our limited edition holiday commemorative. A portion of the donations raised will go towards bridge restoration.

Donation: $10.00/ornament

Available for collection at:

Friends of the Allentown Parks, 2700 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104, Ph: 610-432-7275


Allentown Dept of Parks and Recreation, 3000 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104, Ph: 610-437-7750





Visit our NEW Marketplace!

August 25, 2015

Friends of the Allentown Parks is pleased to offer used children’s books in good/ acceptable condition generously donated by Cops ‘n’ Kids. Books are available for collection at the Friends office.

Visit our Marketplace page here!

Friends of the Allentown Parks

June 26, 2015

National Symbol Graces Shores of Lake Muhlenberg

December 9, 2014

American Bald Eagle 12.8.14 Friends of the Allentown Parks has worked diligently for the past two years creating bird/wildlife habitat at Lake Muhlenberg/Cedar Creek Parkway. Our thanks to Jim Greer for sighting this beautiful Bald Eagle on December 8, 2014 and Scott Burnet for the perfect photo. Read more under the “Newsletter-Park Picks” tab, Park Picks 12.08.14.

Coca-Cola Donates Rain Barrel

July 14, 2014

Coca-Cola rain barrel topOur thanks to Heather Ames of the Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Plant for graciously donating a rain barrel for use in one of Allentown’s community gardens. Approximately 1,200 Lehigh Valley 3rd & 4th graders attended Hydromania 2014 at Cedar Crest College and visited the Coca-Cola exhibit. There the students had the opportunity to autograph a full-size rain barrel. The barrel has found a new home at a community garden located in Jordan Meadows.

Coca-Cola rain barrel