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 Parks & Recreation Division Programs

Parks & Recreation Division Programs are organized and presented or facilitated by the Northampton County Parks Recreation Specialist, and sponsored and open to the public free of charge by the Parks & Recreation Division.     


        Salamander Safari                           Annual Kite Day in the Park                         Intro to Fly Fishing 
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         Bird Bear Swamp                                         Stargazing
   kittatinny.png           Stargaze2.png            Community Program Schedule

 

 Upcoming Events

 Wildlands Conservancy Programs

Wildlands Conservancy Programs are organized and presented by Conservancy education staff in partnership with Northampton County Division of Parks & Recreation. These programs are supported by funding from Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development and are open to the public free of charge.

2020 Programs: Program Descriptions can be found here
Pre-K Pathfinders
: (Ages 3-5 and their Grown-ups. Registration in advanced is required at www.wildlandspa.org)
4/23    10-11am    Happy Camper, Wayne Grube Park
5/21    10-11am    Enchanted Forest, Wayne Grube Park
6/18    10-11am    Slithering Snakes, Wayne Grube Park
7/30    10-11am    Creek Trek, Wayne Grube Park
8/20    10-11am    Mix and Mash, Wayne Grube Park
9/10    10-11am    Fairytale Yoga, Wayne Grube Park
10/8    10-11am    Animal Lore, Wayne Grube Park  


Day Camps:
(Registration in advanced is required at www.wildlandspa.org)
Rhythm of Nature
6/15     9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
6/22     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
6/29     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex

Eco-Friends
7/6       9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
7/13     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
7/20     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex

Science in Nature
8/3       9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
8/10     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
8/17     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex

Family Programs: (Grades K to 8. Registration in advance is required at www.wildlandspa.org)
2/1       12pm- 1:30pm      Winter Exploration Snowshoe Walk at Louise Moore Park Snowshoe Exploration Walk
4/24     6pm- 7:30pm        
Family Spring Peeper Hike at Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex
5/19     8:30am- 10am       Birds of the Swamp at Bear Swamp Park
5/30     10am-12pm           Ballas Wildflower Preserve, Ballas Wildflower Park
6/6       11am-1:30pm        Bike & Bite: Nor-Bath Trail Conservation Tour, National Trails Day
7/12     10am- 11:30am     Wildflower Walk: Ballas Wildflower Preserve, Ballas Wildflower Park
7/19     1pm-3pm               Paddling 101, Walnutport Park
7/25     9am- 12pm            Forks of the Delaware to Someday Cafe
8/14 - 8/15  6pm- 11am     S'mores and Meteor Showers, Wy-Hit-Tuk Park
8/15     7:30am-9am          Dutch Oven Breakfast, Wy-Hit-Tuk Park
8/15     9am-11am             Paddling 101, Wy-Hit-Tuk Park
8/23     9am-12pm             Bike & Bite: Saucon Trail & Saucon Valley Farmers Market
8/30      10am-12pm          River Snorkeling, Northampton Canal Park
9/5        10am-11am          Monarch Tagging, Ballas Wildflower Preserve
9/19      9am-12pm            Bike & Bite" Forks of the Delaware to Someday Cafe
10/9      6pm-7pm              Hoody Hoot Hike, Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex

 

  

 Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are also available and required for specific and pre-approved activities on County park and conservation lands. These activities must be consistent with current County ordinances, rules, regulations and applicable state and federal laws. The special use request must not pose a risk to public health or safety, and it must not unreasonably conflict or interfere with other public uses of County-owned lands. The permit is granted for a specific use of County land for a specific period of time; there is no charge for Special Use Permits. Depending on the special use activity, a certificate of liability insurance may be required with the Special Use Permit.

Special Use Permits have been issued to qualified individuals for the following purposesChickadee.png
     ● Eagle Scout projects (Louise Moore Park and Fry’s Run Park)
     ● Turtle research at Bear Swamp Park and in the Minsi Lake Wilderness Area
     ● Chickadee research in the Minsi Lake Wilderness Area
     ● Drone videography at Bear Swamp Park & Minsi Lake
     ● P
lant sale at Fry’s Run Park
     ● S
tream cleanup and recreational birdwatching at Archibald Johnston Conservation Area
     ● R
adio controlled model aircraft flying
     ● Beekeeping at Gracedale Open Space Lands.

 

To make a Special Use Permit request, contact the Parks Recreation Specialist at 610-829-6404, or email at jwilson@northamptoncounty.org.

 

 

 The Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy Programs are organized and presented by Conservancy education staff in partnership with Northampton County Division of Parks & Recreation.​

 

 


 Third Party Programs

Third Party Programs are events generally open to the public, but are organized, presented, facilitated or sponsored by other agencies or organizations.

Northampton County Junior Conservation School                                                  Northampton County Conservation District Envirothon
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