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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.
The City of Bethlehem’s July 4th celebration begins with a concert at 7:30pm by the Bethlehem Legion Band on Payrow Plaza. The annual fireworks display is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15pm.
(Rain date for the Fireworks is Wednesday July 5th)
*Sand Island East will be closed to the public on Tuesday, July 4th to prepare for the fireworks display.
As one who grew up in South Bethlehem and spent many summers at Yosko Park, Bethlehem, and many other municipalities, are finding it difficult to hire lifeguards to run their pools. We have reached out to the high schools and other organizations in the community and will continue to seek lifeguards in order to staff our pools safely. Until then, West Side and Yosko Pools will share lifeguards and be open on the following schedule beginning Monday, July 3, 2017.
The City of Bethlehem‘s pools, Memorial, West Side and Stark, will open for the season this Saturday, June 10th at 12:00 noon. The Yosko Splashpark will also be open, however, the Yosko Pool will not open on Saturday due to the unavailability of certified staff. We encourage all qualified candidates to contact the Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.
Memorial Pool will be open daily from 12:00-7:00pm and Stark and West Side will be open from 12:00-5:00 pm during the week and 12:00-6:00pm on the weekends. The Splashpark is open from 10:00am-8:00pm daily and is free of charge. This year, season passes will be available for purchase at Memorial Pool during hours of operation and in the Recreation Office, Room 506, City Hall. Daily admission at Memorial is $4.50 for youth and senior citizens and $5.50 for adults. Also new this year at Memorial Pool, patrons can pay with a credit card or smart phone. Admission at the neighborhood pools is $4.00 for youth and senior citizens and $5.00 for adults.
Swimming lessons are available beginning June 19th at Memorial Pool for youth 4 years of age and up. The cost is $60.00 for each two week session which are offered daily through July 28th starting at 11:00 am. Registrations are accepted online at www.bethlehem-pa.gov or in the Recreation Office, Room 506 City Hall, 10 E. Church St. For further information, contact the Recreation Office at 610-865-7081.
Please see below for upcoming dates.