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Welcome!

Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with the Parks and Recreation Department of the Town of Bethlehem, New York to improve Bethlehem parks, recreational programming and their usership — by raising funds, organizing volunteers and increasing awareness.

Visit a Town Park

Bethlehem has parks, a nature preserve and trails that offer activities like swimming, boating, hiking, playing sports or just lying around and enjoying nature. Whatever outdoor activities you are into, the Bethlehem parks have something for you!

  • Colonial Acres Park

  • Elm Avenue Park

  • Firefighters Memorial Park

  • Henry Hudson Park

  • Maple Ridge Park

  • Moh-He-Con-Nuck Nature Preserve

  • Normans Kill Ravines Park

  • North Bethlehem Park

  • South Bethlehem Park

  • Selkirk Park

  • Town Hall Park and Ballfield

Click here for more information on all the exciting activities the Bethlehem parks offer

Get Involved with the Friends of Bethlehem Parks

Get Involved

Curious about who the Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation are, or maybe you are looking to get involved? That's great! We are passionate about our parks and love it when people feel the same way. We would love to hear from you.

Thank You!

Lots of wonderful people and organizations have joined us on our journey of supporting the Bethlehem parks. Thanks — we couldn't do it without you!

Albany County Legislature
Bethlehem Business Women's Club
Bethlehem Garden Club
Bethlehem Micket Mantle
Brown & Weinraub
Bryant Asset Management
Last Detail
M&T Bank
Parks & Trails NY
Stewart's Holiday Match Fund

Founding Friends

  • Anonymous

  • Joyce Becker

  • Bethlehem Babe Ruth

  • Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc.

  • Bethlehem's Little Helper, LLC

  • Brown & Weinraub, LLC

  • The Carusone Family: in memory of James Andrew Carusone

  • Pete deVries

  • Dr. Philip and Linda Drew: in honor of Dave Austin and Nan Lanahan, Parks and Recreation Administrators — past and present

  • Mark I. Edelstein and Dr. Patricia Barbanell

  • Joan Gavrilik

  • Judie Gilmore

  • GotLOGOstuff.com

  • Luis Ibanez

  • Mary Lyn Koval

  • Nan Lanahan

  • Last Detail Marketing and Web Design

  • Alan Lobel

  • M&T Bank

  • Mark Mahagian

  • Sam Messina

  • Richard and Barbara Nussbaum

  • Parks & Trails New York

  • Kim Phelan

  • Justin Atlas

  • William Reinhardt

  • Pam Robbins

  • Michael Sack

  • Joe Stout

  • David Wollner