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Nazareth, PA 18064

Parks & Recreation - Parks in the Borough

Nazareth has several smaller regional parks which complement its "Crown Jewel", the Borough Park on North Broad Street. The Borough of Nazareth has always fostered the belief that recreation makes for a happier, healthier populace and has strategically added parks in neighborhoods to allow residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activity. While the Borough is extremely proud of its park system and the variety of its offerings, it is even prouder of the way it maintains each of the venues. With eleven parks and just under six thousand residents, the Borough of Nazareth can boast of an unmatched ratio of parks / per person. Please find our Guidelines for Park Use Here HERE

Nazareth Borough Park

North Broad Street

Home to the Nazareth Pool, the Borough Park offers recreational opportunities for nearly every taste. A new Pool will replace the sprawling but now inoperable WPA-built structure constructed in 1937. Reluctant to say goodbye to the 18,500 square foot oval Pool generations have loved, Council kept the aging facility operating before ordering a new filter system in 2012 only to discover other structural problems would not allow further use.

Nazareth Borough Park

A "state of the art", 9,000 square foot Pool with water features, slides, competition lanes and diving boards will greet swimmers in May of 2015. The Park, however, offers so much more. There are a baseball field and softball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, a beach volleyball facility, swings, slides and other playground equipment. Two pavilions and a Gazebo offer summertime table rentals for picnics, gatherings and reunions. A Bandstand constructed in 2006 presents a venue for small and large concerts and shows. There are two 1930's constructed log cabins on the grounds. One of the cabins, situated on a picturesque hillside can be rented for parties and is the home of the local YMCA'S summer camp on weekdays while the other serves as the refreshment stand for our Pool. The hilly, western sector of the Park contains a natural amphitheater which once had wooden seats and lighting but now hosts occasional summer concerts, religious gatherings and stage productions. The Park can boast of manicured hillsides with picturesque views, a thriving summer recreation program and enough walking areas, venues and equipment to satisfy nearly every taste.

Nazareth Dog Park

Black Rock Road

In February of 2014, the Nazareth Dog Park was recognized and awarded by the Lehigh Valley Board of Realtors as the area's "most popular dog park". Small wonder as calls and testimonials to the Borough Office and to Council can attest to the Dog Park's popularity as patrons come from as far away as Monroe County to enjoy this beloved venue. Constructed in 2008 on a gentle slope in the northwest quadrant of the Borough Park, the Dog Park offers both a small dog area and an area for larger breeds. Plans call for water service to be

Dog Park

installed during 2014 but the Park offers so much more including a breathtaking view of eastern Northampton County and well-maintained grassy areas for "man's best friend" to romp and play.

Nazareth Skate Park

Within the Borough Park

Recognizing the increasing popularity of alternative sports, the Borough constructed its Skate Park in 2007. Visitors to our Borough Park on North Broad Street will find the Skate Park just inside the front gate and south of the main parking area. The gated facility offers a variety of ramps and other apparatus strictly for skateboarders and does not allow bikes or in-line skaters. The Skate Park is open daily from April 1st to December 1st each year.

West End Walking Trails

Sage Street/GW Stoudt Boulevard

The scenic West End Walking Trails were constructed in 2010 thanks to contributions from the Reichel Family, Reichel Funeral Homes and patriarch Joseph Reichel. Situated between Sage Street and GW Stoudt Boulevard near the Borough's western-most border, the Trails encircle another recreation area, the Essroc Fields Soccer facility at Kim Kromer Park. There are two loops for walkers and/or runners...a shorter, flatter loop measuring just under a quarter mile adjacent to the Borough's Public Works Garage and a loop which begins at the base of the soccer fields and can include the upper shorter loop allowing for a walk/run of seven tenths of a mile if the full extent of the trail is taken. The Trails are composed of a very fine, crushed and compacted stone base which is ideal for active walkers and joggers. Bikes and skateboards are prohibited and pets are similarly disallowed.

Paul Kokolus Sr. Park (formerly Washington Park)

Washington Street/Lincoln/Madison Avenues

One of the Borough's oldest neighborhood parks, it was renamed in 2001 for beloved four term Councilman and twenty six year Secretary/Treasurer, Paul Kokolus Sr. who resided adjacent to the Park and who passed away in 1996. Over its history, it has hosted carnivals, family reunions and picnics and once had a baseball diamond and backstop patronized by young and old baseball lovers from all across the borough. Today, it has a full sized basketball court, an extensive playground area with a "jungle gym", picnic tables, playground equipment, swings and several benches for taking in the Park's activities.

Paul Kokolus Sr. Memorial Park

Fairview Park

South Broad Street

Another of the Borough's neighborhood parks, Fairview Park stands on the grounds of the former Fairview Elementary School. It offers a basketball court, picnic tables and playground equipment. Use is open on a "first come" basis and no reservations are necessary.

Fairview Park

Kiwanis Park/Playground

Franklin Street

Complete with pavilion, basketball hoop, grills, playground equipment and picnic benches, Kiwanis Park sits on South New Street. Nazareth's Kiwanis Club developed the small, sloping Park as a way of giving back to our Borough and the Club still maintains ties to it today.

Kiwanis Playground

Kim Donald Kromer Park

Sage Street/GW Stoudt Boulevard

Dedicated along with the West End Walking Trails in 2010, the Park honors the late Councilman Kim Kromer who championed clean air, recycling and other "green solutions" for our Borough. Kromer also developed the Borough's Yard Waste Recycling which is part of the Park along with the Essroc Soccer Field complex.

ESSROC Soccer Fields

Veterans Memorial Square

South Green/South Church/West Center Street

Once the drill field for Nazareth's storied Hall Square Military Academy, the rectangular parcel between West Center Street, South Church Street and South Green Street became Borough property sometime after the Academy's mid 20th century closure. The attractive Colonial stone building at the far northwest corner served as the Nazareth Memorial Library until 1968 and today is Council Chambers where all of Borough government's public meetings are held. The Library connection and moniker hung on as the baseball diamond at the northeast corner has always been called the Library Field by locals and the entire greenspace is referred to in the same way. Nazareth Borough Council took formal action in 2010 renaming the entire parcel as Veteran's Memorial Square with an official unveiling of a new sign on Memorial Day of that same year. The Borough's annual Honors Service each Memorial Day is conducted at this location utilizing the porch of Council Chambers.

William H. Gold Field

South Green Street

In November of 2013, Nazareth Borough Council passed a motion to rename the former Kraemer Fields facilty, William H. "Bill" Gold Fields. A softball field and a regular baseball diamond make up the area once called "The Meadows". Bill Gold was the director of Nazareth Youth baseball for over forty years, one of the founders of Nazareth Day in 1972 and the Nazareth High School sports statistician for 57 years until retiring in 2013. He was also the recipient of the 2014 Mayor's Award for Citizens In Service To The Borough. There is ample off-street parking for spectators and seating.

William H. Gold Field

August "Gus" F. Sauerzopf Park

Phoenix Street/GW Stoudt Boulevard

The Sauerzopf Park area is situated on Borough property where Spring Street and Phoenix Street both end and GW Stoudt Boulevard begins. A baseball/softball field, spectator seating and playground equipment are available for use. The area was formerly known as Lone Star Field until that cement maker sold its lands, quarries and manufacturing facility to the Essroc Cement conglomerate in 1995. The Borough purchased the Park area in 2013.

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