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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


 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.

2019 Programs:
Pre-K Pathfinders
: (Ages 3-5 and their Grown-ups.  For more information:; Registration in advanced is required at
4/4      10-11am    Spring Scavenger Hunt
5/2      10-11am    Frog Slog
6/2      10-11am    Building Birders
7/11    10-11am    Creek Expedition
8/1      10-11am    Wiggly Worms 
9/19    10-11am    Enchanted Yoga
10/3    10-11am    Owl Pals  

Day Camps:
(For more information:; Registration in advanced is required at
Stories for the Wild Child
6/10     9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
6/17     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
6/24     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Center

Wild Things
7/8       9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
7/15     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
7/22     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Center

8/12     9am-4pm    Wayne Grube Park
8/19     9am-4pm    Louise Moore Park
8/26     9am-pm      Bear Swamp Park & Archery Center

Family Programs: (For more information:; Registration in advance is required at
2/9       12pm      Winter Exploration Snowshoe Walk at Louise Moore Park Snowshoe Exploration Walk
3/29     6pm        
Family Spring Peeper Hike at Bear Swamp Park
4/14     12pm       Spring Park Clean-up at Wy-Hit-Tuk Park 
5/19     9am        Bike & Bite Ride: Saucon Trail & Farmers Market with Genesis Bikes  


 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



 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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