January 31, 2017
Friends of the Allentown Parks is pleased to present our 2016 Annual Update. This 6-page report provides an overview of activities, events and supporters. To keep the report somewhat brief, it does not encompass all 60 of the year’s activities nor a complete list of our gracious volunteers. Newsletters (“Park Picks“) throughout the year provide much more detail. For additional and timely information we invite you to register for our newsletter “Park Picks,” visit our Facebook page regularly and/or follow us on Twitter.
Thanks for your support and we’ll see you in the parks!
Park Picks 1.29.17 – 2016 Annual Update
January 25, 2017
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August 31, 2016
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!
February 15, 2016
Help 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!
Beautiful scenic vista
November 24, 2015
Bogert’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.
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
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.
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December 9, 2014
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.
July 14, 2014
Our 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.
June 18, 2013
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