Woofstock Pet Contests – Sign Up Today!

September 3, 2016

5th Annual Allentown Woofstock – September 10, 2016 @ 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Cedar Beach Park, Allentown

Think your pet has what it takes to be the grooviest dog in the pack? Or is your pet more of the flower power kind of pooch?  Does your pooch have a special trick? Let’s find out! Sign up today and enter your dog in any of these contests: Grooviest Dog, Flower Power Pooch, and don’t worry, you can get in on the fun with our Pet & Parent Look Alike contest! Or tell us about your pet’s best trick. Registration donation for each contest is $1 per dog. To register in advance please fill out the following form. See you at Woofstock!

For more information on the 5th Annual Allentown Woofstock click here

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!

Vote for JUDGE – 2016 American Hero Dog!

July 11, 2016

Judge the Arson DogAmerican Hero Dog

 Judge’s story – Arson Dog Judge info
Dear friend,

The third and final round of voting for the 2016 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards®, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, is officially open!

Support your favorite Hero Dogs by voting for them now. Each of the eight Hero Dog Awards finalists will win $2,500 for their charity partners, and the 2016 American Hero Dog will win an additional $5,000 for their charity partner. Voting will remain open until noon Pacific Time on August 24th.

Thank you for supporting our competition that honors heroes on both ends of the leash!

Best wishes,
American Humane Association

P.S. To make voting every day easy, bookmark herodogawards.org/vote in your favorite browser!

Residents of the United States at least 18 years of age may vote for one dog each day.

5th Annual Allentown Woofstock – Sign up today!

April 25, 2016

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SEPTEMBER 10 FROM 12:00-5:00 P.M. 


Sign up today! Complete the forms below, for fast & easy registration click on “Donate” button below. You may also send your check made payable to: Friends of the Allentown Parks and mail to 2700 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, PA  18104. If you prefer to be invoiced, we will issue invoices via PayPal (email info@allentownparks.org with your request). Thanks for your support! Check back for schedule of events and activities…

WS Exhibitor Packet 2016

WS Advertising Order Form

WS Auction Donation Form

WS Sponsor Form

Interested food vendors, please contact the Friends office by calling 610-432-7275 or email info@allentownparks.org. Thank-you.

Please know that your kind contributions are always appreciated. Here’s how you can help…

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.

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