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