Emmaus PA Parks And Outdoor Space
The Parks and Recreation commission began operation in the year 1957and monitors all recreation activities and parks found in the Borough of Emmaus. The commission has a mandate to advise the Park and Recreation Committee of the Borough council. Members of the commission volunteer to serve in the community of Emmaus. The commission works in a specialized way, following the guidelines set by the council and recommends rulings and actions for approval by the council. There are also seven subcommittees of the Parks and Recreation Commission. They include:
- Planning, Budgeting and Finance.
- Facilities and Maintenance.
- Recreation Programs.
Some of the Emmaus parks include:
The Boroline Park.
This park is a hidden gem lying on the Eastern edge of Emmaus. It is located in the Styrer section east of Dalton St, and bordered by Alpine St to the south and Mountain Blvd to the north. This park is the ideal place for one to escape from the busy area. There are adjacent bathrooms and adequate parking near the Alpine St. close to the dead end. The park also has basketball courts, tennis courts and a baseball field for active individuals. For people who would love to relax, there is a pavilion and large grassy picnic area that can be reserved. Children can also enjoy the playground and winding paved path. Adjacent to the park is the Wildlands Conservancy’s South Mountain Reserve. The park is also ideal for viewing the Lehigh Valley, areas for studying wildlife and provides biking and hiking trails. The park also has events organized by the National Softball Association.
Williams Street/Kiwanis Fields.
The park offers a variety of amenities and events such as: playground equipment, ice skating (weather permitting), baseball courts, National Softball Association events throughout summer and spring and Softball/baseball fields through fall with evening games and lights.
Directions- from 178, you take exit number 18 and move south on Lehigh Street towards Emmaus. While at the 8th or 7th traffic light (depends on which exit you got off of 178), turn to the right on to Ridge Street. For the Williams Street Field, make a 1st right onto the Williams Street.
The Triangle Park.
The park offers landscaping, a water fountain, benches, passive recreation in the heart of the downtown and events like holiday celebrations, business events, Arts festivals and the holiday tree.
The Furnace Dam.
The park has a stocked pond for people, who love fishing, volleyball court, playground equipment and pavilions with picnic tables.
Directions-coming from route 309 and 1-78, exit onto route 29 south (Cedar Crest Blvd). You will then go for a distance of about 3.1 miles and to the left onto Chestnut Street. On reaching the Pizza Hut, turn right onto South 10th Street. After reaching the stop sign, move forward on South 10th Street. The park is found two and a half blocks away.
South Fourth Street Park.
The park provides National Softball Association events several times annually as well as softball/baseball fields throughout fall.
Enjoy the best amenities found in well maintained parks in the town of Emmaus, PA with your family and friends, and in a very serene environment.