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PARKS and RECREATION Parks and Recreation Home Page

Northampton County's Parks, Trails and Open Space system consists of 19-county-owned parks, trails and conservation lands that highlight ridges, rivers, forest and farmlands.  The Parks & Recreation Division is responsible for the maintenance, management, improvement and development of the County's 2,111-acre park system as well as grounds maintenance at Gracedale, the Human Services Complex and the County Government Center. Our parks offer active and passive recreational opportunities for everyone. We also develop and deliver community outdoor recreation and environmental education programs for the public, and develop and implement conservation projects in our County Parks. 



Northampton County Parks & Trails are open to the public.  Northampton County is under the "Green Phase", pavilions are open at full capacity and park users should continue to comply with social distancing when using the park system.



Explore all Parks in Northampton County by categories:

 

Explore the Trail Systems:

    Northampton County is a hub for major trail systems such as the Nor-Bath Trail, D&L Trail, September 11th National 
    Memorial Trail and Liberty-Water Gap Trail connecting to over 300-miles of land and water trails​.     
    For more regional 
information about trails throughout the Lehigh Valley, please visit THE LINK.





                        

The 2021 Livable Landscapes Grant Program is closed, EXCEPT for Land Conservation Grant Applications. Congratulations to the grant recipients!

2021 Livable Landscapes Grant Program TIMELINE:

  1. Grant Workshop:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 9:00-11:30 AM hosted via Zoom virtually 
  2. Grant Applications Due:  Thursday, April 1, 2021 by 1 PM by electronic submission (PDF) to sacevedo@northamptoncounty.org
  3. Grants Awarded:  May 20, 2021 by Northampton County Council
  4. Grant Expiration:  December 31, 2023 for awarded grants; grant closeout and final inspection before grant expiration 
      

Eligible applicants can apply for a grant that falls within any topic area(s) that best fits your project.  The categories include:

  • Land Preservation (*this category only - open grant round monthly throughout the year) 
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Education and Outreach
  • Municipal Park Development and Rehabilitation 

2021 Grant Workshop Presentation can be found here 

Eligible applicants include: Municipalities and Council of Governments in Northampton County, non-profit organizations, and institutions of Higher Education. Eligible projects need to be consistent with the Action Plan and Goals established in the Livable Landscapes – An Open Space Plan for Northampton County and be consistent with other regional and local plans.    

GRANT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION:

The Livable Landscapes Grant Application - Appendix I can be found here

The Livable Landscapes Grant Guidelines can be found here 

Livable Landscapes Appendix II - Supplemental Information

Livable Landscapes Appendix III - Sample Resolution

Livable Landscapes Appendix IV - Grant Application Checklist can be found here

 Livable Landscapes An Open Space Plan for Northampton County can be found here

2021 Livable Landscapes Grant Program Information

2021 Livable Landscapes Grant Program Schedule 

2021 Press Release - Livable Landscapes Grant Program Opens 

 
GRANT REMINDERS:

  • Refer to, complete, and submit Appendix IV - Grant Application Checklist to be submitted with a grant application
  • Refer to Appendix II - Supplemental Information of all documentation to be submitted with grant application; up to three (3) pages of Project Narrative/Scope of Work
  • Submit electronically, the completed application with all supplemental information and attachments via email to sacevedo@northamptoncounty.org
  • If the files are too large to send via email, please clearly mark file names and upload to: https://www.northamptoncounty.org/PUBWRKS/PARKREC/Pages/Uploads.aspx 
      • For more information contact:
        Sherry Acevedo, Conservation Coordinator
        Northampton County Division of Parks & Recreation
        Louise W. Moore County Park
        151 Country Club Road
        Easton, PA 18045
        sacevedo@northamptoncounty.org
        Office:  610-829-4872

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Please run through the grass, smell the flowers, hug the trees, sing to the birds, relax on the benches... and remember to follow
Northampton County's Park Rules and Regulations.

 

Recreation & Conservation Partners:
The Parks & Recreation Division works with a number of local partner groups, who provide expertise and support to use the parks as venues for large regional events that promote Northampton County, support the parks and improve the quality of life in Northampton County: 

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