The City of Allentown Parks and Recreation Department is receiving a $2,500 grant from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for the Dixon Street Dog Park.

The AARP Pennsylvania Community Project Grant 2019 award will be used to purchase and install amenities such as shade structures and benches to enhance the quality and user experience of the park.

The Dixon Street Dog Park is free for City of Allentown residents but does require registration. Residents must register in person at the Parks and Recreation Office at 3000 Parkway Blvd Allentown PA 18104 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Proof of residency via photo ID, proof of valid dog licenses and vaccinations and completed application are required in order to receive a dog park key fob.

The city opened its first official dog park this year in Trout Creek Parkway at the intersection of Dixon Street and Mack Boulevard. The park includes separate pens for large and small dogs on two acres of land. More than 200 registered users enjoying this new addition to the park system.

For more information and to be added to the e-mail list with updates on the park, please contact the City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7750, or visit us at


Information provided to TVL by:
Mike Moore
Communications Manager
Mayor’s Office
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101