Newsletters – “Park Picks”

Park Picks ”  our one-page weekly newsletter brings you the latest and greatest in Friends-related activities, park news and other items of interest. To be on our mailing list please contact info@allentownparks.org, phone 610-432-7275 or subscribe on-line (on homepage). Click Dates to Download PDF versions.

2016 Annual Update (click on .pdf below for full report)

Park Picks 1.29.17 – 2016 Annual Update

Park-Picks-12-4-16 – Ocean Conservancy Recognition & President’s Volunteer Service Award

Park-Picks-11-28-16 – LVAC Award, West Park Tree Lighting & more

Park-Picks-11-14-16– Holiday Gift Items

Park-Picks-10-11-16-pest-alert – Pest Alert: Spotted Lanternfly

Park-Picks-10-02-16– Halloween Madness!

Park-Picks-9-26-16 – Volunteers Galore! Cedar Crest College, Young Republicans, Nativity Lutheran Church, McMahon Associates

Park-Picks-8-29-16 – 5th Annual Woofstock – Come Out, One and All!

Park-Picks-8-22-16 – PA Game Commission, Beautiful Butterflies and Benesch Recognition

Park-Picks-8-8-16 – Dinner & a Movie at West Park

Park-Picks-8-1-16 – Mosquito Control and Egret Sightings

Park-Picks-7-25-16 – Cassidon Realty Volunteers

Park-Picks-7-18-16 – Conservation Work

Park-Picks-7-14-16 – Cedar Sports Day

Park Picks 07.11.16 – VOTE FOR JUDGE, Photos: Going Buggy! & Pet Parade

Park Picks 06.27.16 – 4th of July, Pet Parade, Cassidon Realty Volunteers

Park Picks 06.20.16– Cedar Sports Day & Upcoming Events

Park Picks 06.13.16 – Bogert’s Covered Bridge 175th Anniversary Photos

Park Picks 06.06.16 – Look Who’s Coming to Bogert’s Anniversary Event

Park Picks 05.09.16 – Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival Photos

Park Picks 04.18.16 p1s– Kids Gone Fishin’ Photos

Park Picks 04.11.16– Trout Unlimited Cleanup

Park Picks 04.04.16– 19-Park Clean-up!

Park Picks 03.21.16 – Come Visit Allentown’s Parks!

Park Picks 03.07.16 – Cub Scout Pack 29 Volunteers, Golf Course & more

Park Picks 02.29.16 – Updates: Dog Park & Cedar Beach Pool

Park Picks 02.22.16 – Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Park Picks 02.15.16 – Bald Eagles & Grant Awards

Park Picks 02.08.16– Spring 2016 Events

2015-Annual-Update

Park Picks 12.14.15 – Ocean Conservancy Recognizes Friends for Cleanup Efforts

Park Picks 12.7.15 – Join the 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Park Picks 11.30.15 – Visit Allentown Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Park Picks 11.23.15 – Bogert’s Bridge Ornament Fundraiser & Faith Church Youth Volunteers

Park Picks 11.16.15 – Cub Scouts Create Pine Cone Birdfeeders & Swain School Volunteers at Cedar Creek Parkway

Park Picks 11.02.15 – Daddona Terrace Restoration & DeSales Volunteers Remove Invasive Plants

Park Picks 10.26.15 – Fountain Park Steps Restoration & South Mountain Reservoir Discovery Walk

Park Picks 10.12.15 – Insects & Fishing – What a Weekend!

Park Picks 9.28.15 – 6th annual National Public Lands Day

Park Picks 9.21.15 – Save these 2016 Dates! Bogert’s Bridge & Cherry Blossom Festival

Park-Picks-09-14-15Woofstock Fun

Park-Picks 09.07.15 – Woofstock Schedule

Park Picks 7.20.15 – Faith Church & Walking Purchase Park Clean-up

Park Picks 7.13.15 Bat Count Results & Chimney Swift Tower/Information Kiosk at Cedar Beach

Park Picks 7.6.15 –  Model Sailboats & Patriotic Pet Parade

Park-Picks 06.29.15 – Upcoming Weekend Events

Park Picks 6.15.15 – Coming up- Art in the Park, Sailboat Building and Race & Allentown Woofstock!

Park Picks 04.20.15 – Birdwatching, Little Lehigh Trout Unlimited, Muhlenberg @ Lehigh Parkway

Park Picks 04.13.15 – 3rd Annual Kids Gone Fishin’

Park Picks 4.6.15 – Coming up! Fishing & Cherry Blossoms

Park Picks 02.02.15 – Happy Groundhog Day! 2015 Spring Events & more

Park Picks 01.12.15 – 2014 New Work Site of the Year & Iron Pigs Charities Grant

Park Picks 12.15.14 v3 – 2014 Annual Update

Park Picks 12.8.14 – National Symbol Graces the Shores of Lake Muhlenberg

Park Picks 12.01.14 – Yet Another New Bird & Help Track Results of Our Native Plant Initiatives

Park Picks 11.24.14 – Another Rare Bird Sighting! Lights in the Parkway

Park Picks 11.17.14 – Rare Bird Sighting, NJ Audubon visit, Staples Grant and more

Park Picks 11.10.14 – Pest Alert! Spotted Lanternfly

Park Picks 11.03.14 – Muhlenberg College Phi Mu at Lehigh Parkway

Park Picks 10.27.14 – DeSales Students Spruce up Lehigh Parkway WPA Structures

Park Picks 10.20.14 – Allentown’s Beautiful Fall Foliage

Park Picks 10.05.14 – Grant Awards & Accessible Discovery Walk

Park Picks 9. 29.14 – NPLD “Greening” Event a Success!

Park Picks 9. 22.14 – National Public Lands Day – 2014 Event/2013 Event Update

Park Picks 09.08.14 – Woofstock Fun!

Park Picks 09.01.14 – Volunteer Recognition, NPLD and Woofstock

Park Picks 8.25.14 – Woofstock is Coming!

Park Picks 8.11.14 – National Public Lands Day, Grant Awards, Bird Conservation

Park Picks 8.4.14 – PSGE Students & New Portable Skate Park

Park Picks 7.28.14 – Basketball Court Improvements, Bike Lanes at Trexler Park

Park Picks 7.14.14 – Coca Cola Rain Barrel & Spotlight on the Allentown Golf Course

Park Picks 7.7.14 –  3rd Annual Model Sailboat Event

Park Picks 6.23.14 – Art in the Park – tres chic!

Park Picks 6.16.14 – Upcoming West Park Events – Be There!

Park Picks 6.9.14 – Lehigh Parkway Discovery Walk & 3rd Annual Model Sailboat Event

Park Picks 6.2.14 – Bird Conservation, WPA Discoveries, Iacocca Institute & more

Park Picks 5.26.14 – Birds, Brides and Honoring Our Veterans

Park Picks 5.19.14  – Member/Volunteer Appreciation at Iron Pigs Game

Park Picks 5.12.14 – Wildflower Walk, Yoga in the Park

Park Picks 5.5.14 – Friends/B & N Bookfair, Walks & more

Park Picks 4.28.14 – 1st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival a Success

Park Picks 4.21.14 – Cherry Blossom Festival Schedule & Sponsors

Park Picks 4.14.14 – Kids Gone Fishin’ Fun & Volunteer Recognition (Roberto Clemente Charter School)

Park Picks 4.7.14 – Union Terrace & Bucky Boyle Clean-ups, Owlet sighting & more

Park Picks 3.31.14 – Friends B & N Bookfair, Iron Pigs tickets

Park Picks 3.24.14 – New Lehigh Valley Bird Guide & more

Park Picks 3.17.14 – Upcoming Volunteer Events – WE NEED YOU!

Park Picks 3.10.14 – 2014 Discover Walks, Great Horned Owl Sighting

Park Picks 3.3.14 – Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival

Park Picks 2.24.14 – Rare Bird Sighting, Bluebird Trail Results & more

Park Picks 2.17.14 – Winter Photos & Fishing Contest

Park Picks 02.10.14 – Allentown Winterfest + Snow = FUN!

Park Picks 1.20.14 – Allentown Winterfest Schedule of Events

Park Picks 1.13.14 – Save the Date! Allentown Winterfest

Park Picks 11.18.13 – West Part Tree Lighting and Christmas Bird Count

Park Picks 11.04.13 – Volunteer Recognition (Swain School, Boy Scout) and Staples Grant Award

Park Picks 10.28.13 – Volunteer Recognition (Muhlenberg College and Little Lehigh Trout Unlimited)

Parks Picks 10.21.13 – Alliance Park Makeover, Great Fun at Frisbee Golf and Planet Walk

Park Picks 10.14.13 – Upcoming Events: Friends at Halloween Parade, Planet Walk, Volunteer Opportunities

Park Picks 10.7.13 – Boy Scout Invasive Plant Removal Project & Century Fund Grant Award

Park Picks 09.30.13 – 2013 Natl Public Lands Day – a Great Success!

Park Picks 09.23.13 – LVAC Grant Award, Art & Funerary Symbolism Tour and more

Park Picks 09.16.13 – NPLD Volunteers Needed, Movie & Brunch in West Park

Park Picks 09.09.13 – WoofStock FUN for Everyone!

Park Picks 09.02.13 – Volunteer Appreciation (DeSales, Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg) and WoofStock

Park Picks 08.26.13 – Bat Count & Volunteer Appreciation (Lehigh Valley Canoe and Kayak Club)

Park Picks 08.12.13 – Romper Day 100th Anniversary and GLVC Grant Award

Park Picks 08.05.13 – Join us for Bat Count, Shakespeare in the Park

Park Picks 07.29.13 – Saturday in the Park Festival and more

Park Picks 07.22.13 – Wind Screen Planting at Rose Garden and upcoming events

Park Picks 07.15.13 – Friends & Iron Pigs events, Patriotic Pet Parade, Donor Recognition (flowers galore)

Park Picks 07.08.13 – 2nd Annual Model Sailboat FUN!

Park Picks 07.01.13 – Upcoming events: Sailboats and 4th of July Pet Parade

Park Picks 06.24.13 – In search of…Volunteers!

Park Picks 06.17.13 – Art in the Park, Water Protection Program and more

Park Picks 06.10.13 – Accessible Discovery Walk & Grant Award

Park Picks 06.03.13 – Lehigh Mountain Park Discovery Walk and West Park Events

Park Picks 05.27.13 – Canal Park Discovery Walk, Volunteer Recognition and NEEF Grant

Park Picks 05.20.13 – Insect Discovery Walk and Volunteer Recognition

Park Picks 05.13.13 – Hurricane Sandy Tree Replacement Event and Volunteer Recognition

Park Picks 05.06.13 – Muhlenberg Lake Discovery Walk and Jordan Park Clean-up

Park Picks 04.29.13 – Arbor Day Tree Planting, South Mountain Reservoir Discovery Walk, Cedar Crest College Earth Day

Park Picks 04.22.13 – Earth Day and Great American Cleanup of PA at Muhlenberg Lake, WoofStock!

Park Picks 04.15.13 – Fishing Contest, Volunteer Recognition and more

Park Picks 04.08.13 – WPA Discovery, Kitemaking & Bluebird Trail Update

Park Picks 04.01.13 – Fishing Season – Opening Day

Park Picks 03.25.13 – Volunteers NEEDED!  Muhlenberg Lake (4/20) & Cedar Creek Parkway (5/11)

Park Picks 03.18.13 – Two Great Events – WPA Discoveries at Lehigh Parkway & Kitemaking at Bucky Boyle Park

Park Picks 03.11.13– Bluebird Trail Established in Lehigh Parkway

Park Picks 01.28.13– 2013 Adopt-a-Flowerbed Program

Park Picks 01.21.13 – Legacy Project – help us find missing artwork

Park Picks 01.14.13 – Rare Greenland Birds Seen in Allentown

Park Picks 12.17.12 – 2012 Annual Report

Park Picks 12.10.12 – Lake Muhlenberg Birds, Grant Awards & more

Park Picks 12.3.12 – South Street Park Flowerbed, Lights in the Parkway & more

Park Picks 11.12.12 – Tree Replacement Campaign – Please help!

Park Picks 11.5.12 – Hurricane Sandy Devastates Allentown’s Parks

Park Picks 10.29.12 – Lehigh Street Flowerbed Prepped for Winter by Dieruff High Students

Park Picks 10.22.12 – DeSales University Students @ Mack Pool & Fellowship East Park (2nd & Hamilton Sts)

Park Picks 10.15.12 – Wildlife in Trexler Park & Worldwide Day of Play a Hit!

Park Picks 10.8.12 – Contribute via United Way & Native Plant Garden

Park Picks 10.1.12 – Allentown 250th Anniversary Celebration & 3rd Annual National Public Lands Day Event

Park Picks 9.24.12 – Volunteer Recognition Muhlenberg College & Worldwide Day of Play

Park Picks 9.17.12 – Black Walnut Pest Alert & “Bark for Your Park” Contest Result

Park Picks 9.10.12 – Barkfest a HUGE Success

Park Picks 9.3.12 – Grant Awards & Volunteers Needed

Park Picks 7.23.12 – National Public Lands Day & Barkfest!

Park Picks 7.16.12 – “Grow Zones” & Movie in the Park

Park Picks 7.9.12 – Model Sailboats + Kites = FUN!

Park Picks 7.2.12 – Special Adopt-a-Flowerbed Opportunities

Park Picks 6.25.12 – Recreation Activities (Yoga, Sailboats, Movies)

Park Picks 6.18.12 – Keck Park Volunteers & 250th Anniversary Picnic

Park Picks 6.11.12 – Native Plant Garden Phase 2 & Old-time Chrysanthemum Show

Park Picks 6.4.12 – Insecticide Warning, Bird Riddles

Park Picks 5.28.12 – Memorial Day Tribute, Garden Club event, Special Discovery Walk

Parks Picks 5.21.12 – Outdoor Classroom Dedication, Upcoming 250th Anniversary events (Picnic/Discovery Walk, Sailboats/Kites/Concert)

Park Picks 5.14.12 – Summer Concerts & Art in the Park

Park Picks 5.7.12 – Lehigh Mountain Park Clean-up (Keep PA Beautiful)

Park Picks 4.30.12 – Parks “Scavenger Hunt,” Arbor Day Celebration & Allentown Dept. of Parks/Recreation News

Park Picks 4.23 .12 – Volunteer Appreciation Event & Flyfishing for Beginners

Park Picks 4.16.12 – Outstanding Volunteers Clean up Cedar Creek Parkway & Trout Creek Park

Park Picks 4.9.12 – Volunteer Recognition – Muhlenberg College & William Allen High School Students

Fly Fishing Event Flyer – Join us for “Flyfishing for Beginners” (4.21.12) Allentown 250th Anniversary Event

Park Picks 3.26.12 – Volunteers Needed for Lehigh Mountain Park Clean-up

Park Picks 3.19.12 – Kitemaking & Flying a SUCCESS! Allentown 250th Anniversary event

Park Picks 3.12.12 – WPA Stonework Clean-up at Fountain Park

Park Picks 2.27.12 – D & L Trail Groundbreaking

Park Picks 2.20.12 – Backyard Bird Session & Native Plants

Park-Picks-2-13-12– Voulunteers Needed and Upcoming Events

Park Picks 2.6.12 – Announcing 2nd session of Backyard Birds for Beginners

Park Picks 1 30 12 – Volunteers clean-up at Lehigh Parkway

Park Picks 12.19.11 – 2012 Programs…Kitemaking/Kiteflying @ Jordan Park

Park Picks 12.12.11 – Little Lehigh Parkway

Park Picks 12.5.11 – How “Friends” Organizations Impact the Community

Parks Picks 11.28.11 – Beautiful Lakes & Ponds

Park Picks 11.21.11 – Bird Town Native Plant Garden Planted

Park Picks 11.14.11 – Veteran’s Day Issue

Park Picks 11.7.11 – Volunteers Needed for Bird Town Native Plant Demonstration Garden Planting & Native Plant Tips

Park Picks 10.31.11  – Backyard Birds for Beginners, Hex Signs and Happy Snowy Halloween!

Park Picks 10.24.11 – Discovery Walk – Mosses, Lichens, Mushrooms

 Park Picks 10.17.11 – Malcolm Gross Rose Garden Fountain Dedication & Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Greenways Mini-Grant Award

 Park Picks 10.10.11 – Canning/Preserving Apples & Wonderful World of Trees Discovery Walk

Park Picks 10.3.11 – National Public Lands Day @ Lehigh Canal Park

Park Picks 9.19.11 – Our First Annual Meeting

Park Picks 9 .12 .11 – Percy Ruhe – Cedar Crest College Volunteer Event

Park Picks 9.4.11  – D & L Trail Dedication, Fall Discovery Walks

Park Picks 8.29.11 – Venus de Milo Replica Donation, South Street Park Flowerbed and more

Park Picks 8.22.11 – Flyfishing & Native Plants Garden

Parks Picks 8.15.11 – We’ve Moved!

Park Picks 8.8.11 – Flyfishing, Bogert’s Bridge & Homestead, Dinner/Music and a Movie at West Park

Park Picks 8.1.11 – National Public Lands Day (9.24.11)

Park Picks 7.25.11 – PA Audubon Welcome Letter & Golf Tournament

Park Picks 7.18.11 – Allentown Dog Park

Park Picks 7.11.11 – Bird Town Announcement

Park Picks 7.4 .11 – Special Independence Day Issue – West Park & Liberty Bell

Park Picks 6.27.11 – June Discovery Walks

Park Picks 6.20.11 – Birdie in the Parks (Golf Tournament Announcement)

Park Picks 6.13.11 – Franklin Park

Park Picks 6.5.11 – Trout Nursery – Discovery Walk & Allen High School Environmental Club Volunteer Event

Park Picks 5.30.11 – Yoga in the Park Announcement

Park Picks 5.23.11 – Trexler Park & “Birdwatching for Beginners” Discovery Walk

Park Picks 5.16.11 – Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor & “Name That Tree” Discovery Walk

Park Picks 5.9.11 – Arbor Day & Adopt-a-Flowerbed Volunteer Events

Park Picks 5.2.11 – Animals in the Parks & Trout Creek Parkway – Discovery Walk & Dieruff High School Honor Society Volunteer Event

Park Picks 4.25.11 – Community Gardens

Park Picks 4.18.11 – Great Allentown Clean-Up & Wire Mill Meadow Arboretum

Park Picks 4.11.11 – Lehigh Mountain Park & Cedar Creek Parkway (Muhlenberg EnACT & Allentown Environmental Advisory Council) Volunteer Event

Park Picks 4.4.11 – Planting for Birds & Girl Scout Volunteer Event

Park Picks 3.28.11 – Benefits of Trees & Gordon Street Tree Planting

Park Picks 3.21.11 – Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Ash Trees

Park Picks 3.14.11 – Fountain Park – Church of the Nazarene Volunteer Event

Park Picks 3.7.11 – Percy Ruhe Park

Park Picks 2.28.11 – Adopt-a-Flowerbed Program

Park Picks 2.21.11 – Bucky Boyle Park

Park Picks 2.14.11 – Discovery Walks Schedule

Park Picks 2.6.11 – Trout Nursery

Park Picks 2.1.11 – Inaugural Issue – Robin sighting (first sign of spring)

Have ideas for a “Park Picks” issue? All ideas, suggestions and comments are welcome. (info@allentownparks.org)