parks and playgrounds

ALLENCREST
1020 Livingston Street

Allencrest playground consists of a 1.25 acre in the south west zone of the Township recreation system.  The park has a  playlot designed for tots and children up to 12 years.  It is a small, passive sitting park with a down-sized pavilion (not available for rental) and several pieces of playground equipment.  Their playground association generally meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Directions: At Allentown city limits on Sumner Avenue, at the Lighting Fixture and Supply business, turn onto N. Eleventh St. Go one block to Livingston Street. Playlot is next to the private Allencrest swimming pool club.

CEMENTON/VICTOR TALOTTA PARK 
5185 Dewey Avenue

The Cementon/Victor Talotta boasts 18.0 acres in the Northeast zone of the Township recreation system. The Cementon Steckel Pool (3 acres) is adjacent to the park.

"Cementon Park" has three baseball fields, two lighted basketball courts, two lighted tennis/volleyball courts and an enclosed building (NEW IN 2011 NOW AIR CONDITIONED) available for rental.  Activities at Cementon;Township summer camp program, Camp Whitehall. The Cementon Athletic Playground Association offers sports programs for including Spring Coed T-Ball, baseball/softball and summer adult volleyball league. The Cementon Park and Laurel Fire Company host the annual Cement Belt Fair the last week of June. The Board of Directors meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00Pm at the Park Community Center.

Directions: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145, turn northeast onto Fornaciari Drive, continue on Fornaciari Drive until you see the Victor Talotta Park sign on your right. Turn right onto Dewey Ave.; parking lot is on the left.

EGYPT MEMORIAL PARK
4540 Hillcrest Lane & Bank Street   www.egyptpark.org

Egypt Memorial Park is approximately 17.36 acres in the northwest zone of the Township Recreation System. The Egypt Memorial Park is not owned by Whitehall Township. This park consists of four baseball fields, two lighted basketball courts, a play lot, a pavilion and an enclosed building (both available for rent). (NEW IN 2011 INDOOR  ADA RESTROOMS) (NEW IN 2013 INDOOR PAVILION NOW HEATED FOR YEAR ROUND RENTALS) Please see rental information at the bottom of this page.

Youth activities include Spring Coed T-Ball, Spring & Fall Baseball and softball and summer adult volleyball For more information on these activities, please visit their website at www.egyptmemorialpark.org. The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (winters at the Egypt Fire Hall, summers at the park).

Directions: Take MacArthur Road (Rt. 145) to Rt. 329 (Main Street). Turn west and continue through the traffic light to Banks Street. Turn left at the brown recreation sign into the parking area.

SCHADT AVENUE (ZEPHYR) PARK
1975 Schadt Avenue www.schadtave.teamopolis.com

Schadt Avenue Playground (also known as Zephyr Park) consists of 17.0 acres located in the central west zone of the Township Recreation System.  The park contains four baseball fields, four soccer fields, one football field, two basketball courts and a play lot. The Schadt Avenue Park, Playground, Athletic and Recreation Association offers Spring Coed T-ball, Baseball,Softball and field hockey for the youth in the area. For more information, visit their website at www.schadtave.teamopolis.com. The Board of Directors meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (April through July at 8:00 p.m.) at the Park Community Center.

Schadt Avenue has a community building that is available for rent. Please see rental information at the bottom of this page.

Directions: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), head west onto Schadt Avenue, continue one mile to park sign at Campus Drive, turn right into parking lot.

HOKENDAUQUA PARK & PLAYGROUND 
3417 Lehigh Street  www.hokeypark.org

Hokendauqua Park offers 10 acres in the central east zone of the Township Recreation System. The Hokendauqua Park Area to immediate north of Lehigh Street is not owned by Whitehall Township the total park has three baseball fields, three lighted basketball courts and a play lot. There is a pavilion available for rentals (please see bottom of page). Youth activities include Spring Coed T-Ball, Spring baseball, softball, winter basketball. For more information, visit their website at www.hokeypark.org . The Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.).

The competitive length Parkview Pool shares a 13 acre parcel of land adjacent to the park with a police agility training course and pavilion (available for rental - see below).

Directions to park: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), head north past U-Haul (or south using jug handle after Municipal Drive) to Lehigh Street. Head east to new IRT bridge, immediately after make left turn into park. 

HOKENDAUQUA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2nd & Lehigh St.

Hokendauqua Athletic Association offers 6 acres at the site of the former Whitehall High School Athletic Fields . The Park contains one football field and two baseball/softball practice fields.  The Hokendauqua Athletic Association offers a fall football program and football cheerleading program.  Football is divided by weight classes.  For more information, check www.hokeyaa.org.  The Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM.

 

JEFFERSON STREET PLAYGROUND (Fullerton Memorial Playground)
901 Jefferson Street

Fullerton Memorial Playground, also known as Jefferson Street Playground consists of 14 acres in the south zone of the Township Recreation System.The park features five baseball fields, one football field, two lighted basketball courts, and play lot. There is a pavilion and a community center building available for rentals (please see bottom of page). Youth activities include Spring Little Tykes Baseball,Coed T-Ball, Baseball, softball and indoor competitive cheerleading and the Township's summer camp, Camp Whitehall. The Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (8:00 p.m. in the summer).

For more information on activities at this park, check www.fmpaa.org. The Jefferson Street Pool sits adjacent to the playground on 1.5 acres.

Directions to park: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), head east on Grape Street to Jordan Blvd. (next to Toys R Us), turn left and go one block to Jefferson St. Park on your left.

STILES
3017 S. Fourth Avenue

The Stiles Playground consists of five acres in the central zone of the Township Recreation system. The park features a ball field, basketball court, tennis court, play lot and pavilion. Their Park Association generally meets the first Thursday of each month.

Directions to park: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145) North, turn left onto Center Street. From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145) South, turn right onto Center Street. Continue two blocks to 4th Avenue, turn left, head up hill to playground on right.

WEST CATASAUQUA
2301 Pine Street

West Catasauqua Playground consists of 18 acresin the south central zone of the Township Recreation System.  The park features two baseball fields, one soccer field, two lighted basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, two lighted volleyball courts, a pavilion and a community center building (both available for rent - see below). Besides youth activities, West Catasauqua has an Adult Volleyball Program.

Directions to park: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), head east on Schadt Avenue. Continue on Schadt Avenue to Mickley Road, turn left, proceed for one block to "y" in the road, bear left at fork onto Pine Street. Park is on the left.

OTHER AREA PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS

Whitehall Township has many other smaller, neighborhood parks and recreational areas:

Central Park - undeveloped recreation area at Columbia and S. Church Streets. 

Ebwater Baseball/Softball Field  Hokendauqua Park and Playground use- 0.7 acre baseball/soccer field. 
            Directions:
From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), turn onto Eberhardt Road, continue ½ mile to field on right. 
Village Green Elmhurst Drive SAPPRA 0.3 acre tot lot with play structures. 
Front Street St. Elizabeth Athletic Association use- baseball fields at Wood St. playground in Fullerton. 
              
Directions: Take Fullerton Ave. exit from Rt. 22, turn left. Go two blocks to Chestnut Street, right to Front Street. Ballfield is on right. 

Jordan Greenway- trails and walkways for ¾ to 3 miles along Jordan Creek from RT 145/MacArthur Road into the Lehigh County Park.


Peachtree Playground SAPPRA 2.4 acre play lot and grassy area. 
              
Directions: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), turn north onto Mickley Road, turn right onto Presidential Drive, then right onto Andrew Drive, then immediate left onto Robert Street, continue to park on left. 
Pershing Park Township 1.5 acres next to bird sanctuary. 
Presidential Ball Field SAPPRA- 2.1 acre parcel for baseball/softball/soccer. 
Presidential Tot Lot SAPPRA- .5 acre play area off Presidential Drive. 
              
Directions: From MacArthur Road (Rt. 145), turn north onto Mickley Road, turn right onto Presidential Drive, continue up hill to playlot on right and baseball/soccer field further up on the left. 

Riverwalk Park Cementon- 6 acres on Front Street in Cementon, next to the D&L Heritage Trail. 
 
Warke Field Hokendauqua Athletic Association Use- football/baseball field located in Hokendauqua. 
             
Directions: MacArthur Road (Rt. 145 to Lehigh Street east to stop light. Field is on the left.
 

Park

Contact

Capacity

Cementon Playground

 610 437-5524 x.160(Rentals)

Indoor Building capacity-250 year round

Egypt Memorial Park

 610-262-9841 & 610.217.5820(Rentals)

 Outdoor Pavilion capacity-400

Indoor Pavilion capacity-200 year round 

Fullerton Memorial Playground @ Jefferson St.

610-704-0311(Rentals)

 Indoor Building capacity-150

Outdoor Pavilion capacity-30

year round

Hokendaqua Park   

Parkview (Hokey) Pool  

484-294-6966 (Rentals)

610-437-5524 x160 (Rentals)

 Outdoor Pavilion (playground) capacity-50

Outdoor Pavilion (Hokey Pool) 

Schadt Avenue

 610-751-0321 (Rentals)

Indoor Building capacity-200

year round

Outdoor Pavilion capacity-25 

Stiles Playground

 610-261-2034 (Rentals)

Outdoor Pavilion capacity-40

 West Catasauqua

610-264-8456 (Rentals)

Indoor Building Capacity-100

year round

Outdoor Pavilion Capacity-50
(first come first served)


RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. Each person, firm or corporation using the public parks and grounds within Whitehall Township must remove all debris, extinguish all fires (when such fires are permitted) and leave the premises and facilities in good order and in a neat and sanitary condition.

  2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation using such parks to either perform or permit to be performed any of the following acts:

  1. Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, displace or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, paving or paving material, waterlines or other public utilities or parts of appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts or other boundary markers or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.

  2. Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to any park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.

  3. Dump, deposit, or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or other refuse. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any body of water in or contiguous to any park or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided. Where receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.

  4. Disturb the peace or use any profane, obscene or blasphemous language.

  5. Endanger the safety of any person by any conduct or act.

  6. Commit any assault, battery or engage in fighting.

  7. Violate any rule adopted by the Board of Commissioners regulating the use of the park.

  8. Prevent any person from using any park or any of its facilities or interfere with such use in compliance with these rules and regulations.

  9. Swim, bathe, or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in such waters and at such places as provided and in compliance with regulations set forth.

  1. It shall be unlawful to engage in special activities, including flying model airplanes, golf practice and ice skating, except at locations specifically designated for such activities.

  2. It shall be unlawful to drive or park any automobile except on a street, driveway or parking lot in any park or to park or leave any such vehicle in any place other than one established for public parking.

  3. It shall be unlawful for any person other than employees and officials of this park district acting on behalf of that district to vend, sell, peddle or offer for sale any commodity or article within any park.

  4. It shall be unlawful for anyone to paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected by sign whatever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to a park. These provisions shall not apply to any properly authorized government official in pursuit of any official duty.

  5. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal, or any person having possession or custody of any animal, to cause, suffer or permit an animal to be present upon public or privately owned parks and playgrounds open to the public.

  6. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal, or any person having possession or custody of any animal, to permit the same to discharge or deposit any fecal matter on public or privately-owned parks and playground areas open to the public. The owner or any person having possession or custody of any animal shall be required to immediately remove any fecal matter deposited on public or privately owned parks and playgrounds open to the public and dispose of the matter in a sanitary manner.

HOURS OF OPERATION

All public parks are open daily to the public during daylight hours. Individuals participating in activities specially lighted for evening activity shall be permitted to remain in the parks until 10 p.m., providing they are active participants and providing they remain in the lighted areas. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons (other than township personnel conducting township business or during a township-sponsored event) to occupy or to be present in any park in any area during any hours in which the park is not open to the public, without the proper permission of Whitehall Township.

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