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Louise W. Moore Park

A beautiful 100-acre park offers four pavilions that are available for rent, two playgrounds, three volleyball courts (two sand courts and one turf court), six tennis courts (three banks of two courts each), one softball field, one multipurpose field and a network of walking paths and trails, including trailside exercise stations and a cross-country ski/equestrian trail. The park is located along Country Club Road in both Bethlehem Township and Lower Nazareth Township.

Pavilion 2 has a 70-person capacity, electric outlets and attached restrooms. Pavilion 3 and 4 each have 50-person capacities and no electric outlets; both pavilions share restrooms, which are located between the two pavilions. Pavilion 5 has a 100-person capacity and electric outlets; it is located very near the largest restroom facility at the park, and it is the largest pavilion in the County Parks System.

Paid reservations are required for renting the tennis courts by groups of ten or more, for which a Pavilion/Facility Permit is issued.

Bethlehem Township and Lower Nazareth Township.

Open: Sunrise to sunset.

Activities: Hiking/walking, exercising, picnicking, tennis, softball, volleyball, children's play, cross-country skiing.

Amenities: ADA accessible, playgrounds, tennis courts, volleyball courts, softball field, community gardens, picnic pavilions, open space picnic area, fitness trail with exercise stations, paved walking trails, naturalized hiking/cross-country ski trail, orienteering courses, multipurpose field, modern restrooms open April-October (portable toilets available October-April).

Watershed: Bushkill Creek

Directions: On Country Club Road near the intersection of Hecktown Road, off Route 33.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 40.691829, Longitude: -75.292915

Area: 100 acres

Owned by: County of Northampton

Difficulty of Trails: Easy

Pets: Must be on a leash less than 6 feet in length.

Historical Interest:

  • Former Slate Post Farm, which was donated to the County by Louise W. Moore to be developed as passive parkland in 1973.
  • First park to be developed as part of the Northampton County Parks System.       

Environmental Features: Diversity of North American, European & Eurasian trees first planted in the 1970s; Matson's Woods (7-acre mature native woodland), small pond, agricultural field.

Established: 1973                                                                                                                                                                        

Current Projects: One-half acre wildflower meadow in development.

Future Plans: Naturalize stormwater basin near windmill, repair/rehabilitate windmill, renovate farmhouse for County offices.


 Park Pavilion Location


Map data ©2023 Imagery ©2023 Airbus, Maxar Technologies, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-PAMAP/USGS, USDA/FPAC/GEO
Map data ©2023 Imagery ©2023 Airbus, Maxar Technologies, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-PAMAP/USGS, USDA/FPAC/GEO
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