19 Allentown Parks Scheduled for Cleanup on April 24



Earth Day weekend is a time to cherish Allentown’s wonderful public parks and playgrounds and engage the local community in activities to protect and beautify these parks. Friends of the Allentown Parks is working with approximately 2,500 volunteers in litter collection, painting, invasive plant removal and other activities from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. in the following parks. All parks will be open as usual.

Alton Park Jordan Meadows Roosevelt Park
Bucky Boyle Park Jordan Park South Mountain
Canal Park Keck Park Reservoir Trexler Park
Cedar Creek Parkway Kimmet’s Lock Trout Creek Parkway
5th Street Playground Lehigh Parkway Walking Purchase Park
Fountain Park Mountainville Memorial
Jackson Street Playground Percy Ruhe Park


Friends of the Allentown Parks thanks the many volunteers from the following organizations for giving of their time, energy and interest in this endeavor:

Allentown Library Neighborhood Association

Students of Cedar Crest College

Cub Scout Pack 29

Faith Church

First Presbyterian Church, Allentown

Lehigh Valley Humanists

Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley

Muhlenberg College fraternities – Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Tau Delta

Parkland High School Key Club

William Allen High School Key Club


We thank the following entities for their generous support in providing supplies, tools, equipment and personnel to ensure a successful event:

Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation

County of Lehigh

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

PennDOT Maintenance District 5-3

Salisbury Township



Friends of the Allentown is an independent § 501 (c) (3) organization which works to increase use and enjoyment of Allentown’s parks, foster stewardship of the environment and city parks, provide volunteer opportunities, and promote recreation programs and outdoor learning.
Information provided by:
Karen El-Chaar, Executive Director
Friends of the Allentown Parks