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



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June 18, 2013

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Allentown City Council Recognizes Friends!

June 6, 2013
Atown City Council Proclamation June 2013
We are so pleased to advise that at the June 5 public meeting of Allentown City Council, Friends of the Allentown Parks was recognized for our volunteer work, myriad of activities undertaken to enhance Allentown’s wonderful park system and working diligently to improve our community’s quality of life.
In turn, we thank our members and volunteers as well as the Allentown Dept. of Parks and Recreation for your energy, enthusiasm as well as financial and volunteer support of our endeavors.
Thanks and we’ll see you in the parks!


February 20, 2012

Friends of the Allentown Parks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the parks in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Our city is home to a beautiful and expansive system of 49 parks—the parks cover more than 2000 acres of land and comprise over 13% of the city’s total acreage.  Parks improve our quality of life in many ways; they provide recreation opportunities, quiet refuge, environmental benefit, and opportunities to connect with nature.  Friends hopes that you will join us in working to make this great park system even better.  Please explore our site for information about the many ways to become involved, from joining as a member and supporting our park improvement projects to volunteering your time in one of the many parks or playgrounds throughout the City.

On our website you can find information about our organization, Events in the Allentown Parks, Membership, the Remembrance Tree Program, Volunteers in the Parks (VIP) opportunities, the Newsletter, and Links to other resources and organizations related to the Allentown Parks.

For more information please contact us:

Phone: 610-432-7275; Email:

2700 Parkway Blvd, Allentown PA 18104

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