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PARKS and RECREATION Parks and Recreation Home Page

The Northampton County Parks system consists of 17 parks and conservation lands and many trails.
The Parks & Recreation Division is responsible for the maintenance, management, improvement and development of the County's 1,800-acre park system as well as grounds maintenance at Gracedale, the Human Services Complex and the County Courthouse. 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.  Click here to see the 2018 Parks & Recreation  Annual Report.




Explore all Parks in Northampton County by categories:

 

 

 

  • Land Preservation projects are on an open grant round monthly throughout the year
  • All other projects, application timeline
    • Application grant round opens – August 16, 2019
    • Grant workshop – August 28, 2019 at 9 am
    • Application grant round close – September 26, 2019 by 3 pm 

 

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.   

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

  1. Land Preservation including fee simple acquisition or conservation easement
  2. Ecological Restoration of natural areas, critical habitats, and implementation of Best Management Practices
  3. Planning, Education, and Outreach to support land conservation, open space, greenways, and environmental regulations
  4. Municipal Park Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Development projects to conserve and improve parks, trails, greenways, and natural areas 

 

GRANT INFORMATION:

The Livable Landscapes Application can be found here

The Livable Landscapes Grant Guidelines can be found here 

Livable Landscapes Appendix II - Supplemental Information

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

August 28, 2019 Livable Landscapes Grant Workshop Presentation can be found here

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

 
GRANT REMINDERS:

  • Grant Applications are due September 26, 2019 by 3 PM
  • Refer to and complete Appendix IV - Grant Application Checklist of all documentation to be submitted with a grant application
  • Refer to Appendix II - Supplemental Information of all documentation to be submitted with a grant application
  • Submit one electronic file and two printed copies of the completed application with all supplemental information and attachements via mail or delivered to:
      • 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

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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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