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The city of Allentown, Pennsylvania is nationally-known for its park system. Much of the Allentowns's park system can be attributed to the efforts of industrialist Harry Clay Trexler. Inspired by the City Beautiful movement in the early 1900s, Trexler helped create West Park, a 6.59-acre (26,700 m2) park in what was then a community trash pit and sandlot baseball field[1] in an upscale area of the city. The park, which opened in 1909, features a bandshell, designed by noted Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, which has long been home to the Allentown Band and other community bands.[1] Trexler also facilitated the development of Trexler Park, Cedar Parkway, Allentown Municipal Golf Course and the Trout Nursery in Lehigh Parkway. Trexler was also responsible for the development of the Trexler Trust, which to this day continues to provide private funding for the maintenance and development of Allentown's park system.[2]

The following is a list of city parks located in Allentown:

List of parksEdit

  • Allen Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Buck Boyle Park
  • Cedar Beach park
  • East Side Reservoir
  • Fellowship East Lot
  • Fountain Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Hanover Acres Play Lot
  • Herbst Park
  • Howard Keck Juniata Play Lot
  • Irving St Park
  • Ithaca Play Lot
  • Jordan Meadows
  • Jordan Park
  • Keck Park
  • Kimmett's Lock
  • Lehigh Canal
  • Lehigh Landing
  • Lehigh Parkway
  • Lumber & Benton Play Lot
  • Municipal Golf Course
  • Nice 13 Tot Lot
  • Old Allentown Cemetery
  • Old Fairgrounds Playground
  • Patriots Park
  • Percy Ruhe Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Salisbury Drive Play Lot
  • South Mountain Reservoir and Park

ReferencesEdit

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