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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Parks are open but... *UPDATE* 6/11

June 11

All Basketball courts and playgrounds are now open for use. Please continue to practice social distancing, mask wearing, proper hygiene, and remain home when not feeling well.

May 22, 2020

Elm Avenue Park Pool Complex closed indefinitely for Summer 2020

May 15, 2020

  • The lottery spin for summer program registration has been postponed until June 12
  • Programs and events have been canceled through June 30, with the exception of our virtual programs: Yoga, HIIT, and Sunrise Yoga
  • Birthday party reservations for the pool have been canceled for summer 2020
  • The following programs have been canceled for summer 2020:
    • Tennis Play Day
    • Pilates
    • Chair Yoga
    • Teen Volleyball
    • Early Care
    • Late Care
    • Seniors in Motion

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May 14, 2020

Tennis courts re-open May 15 with the following safety requirements:

  • All entrance/exit gates will be chained open
    • This will help minimize common touch points
    • As practical, avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces
  • Spread out from other court users as much as possible
  • Doubles play is discouraged
    • And only allowed on the edge courts, providing you can maintain a distance of at least one full court between your group and other court users
  • Bring and mark your own tennis balls
    • If you are not playing with a family member, each player should only serve and touch their own tennis balls. Your racquet can be used to return your opponents tennis balls
  • Continue to practice effective hygiene
    • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
    • Practice good cough etiquette
    • Remain 6 feet away from others, otherwise a mask is required
    • Stay home if not feeling well

May 1, 2020

Lottery Spin for summer program registration postponed until May 15.

April 23, 2020

Boat launch is open.

March 20, 2020

At this time social distancing is required to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In effort to keep all our parks open for continued public use, please adhere to the following:

  • Do not allow children to use playgrounds.  Playgrounds are closed.  Though fun, they are prime locations where the disease can be spread from one household to another.
  • Basketball and tennis courts are closed.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from others.
  • Do not engage in group activities like outdoor basketball games and other team sports – stick to solitary activities.
  • Stay home if you or a family member feel unwell.
  • Continue to practice effective hygiene: wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, and practice good cough etiquette.

COVID-19 is in Bethlehem,

with households under mandatory and voluntary quarantine.

Please help stop the spread of this dangerous pandemic,

and help us get back to using our park system in full as soon as possible.

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