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Northampton County's Parks, Trails and Open Space system consists of 18-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 2,035-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.

Pavilion Rental Reservations - If a reservation cannot be met due to the restrictions in placed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, refunds are available upon written request.

Explore all Parks in Northampton County by categories:

 

*2020 GRANT ROUND CLOSED for Projects other than Land Conservation

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.    

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 of critical habitat, natural areas, agricultural lands, forest, and land threatened by development

GRANT 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 IV - Grant Application Checklist can be found here

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

 
GRANT REMINDERS:

  • 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; a thorough narrative (up to three pages) of all items listed in 1. Project Narrative/Scope of Work
  • Submit electronically, the completed application with all supplemental information and attachments via email to sacevedo@northamptoncounty.org
      • 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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