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Parks & Gardens
  • Borough Line Park
    Mountain Blvd & Glenwood St, Emmaus, PA 18049
    This 5.5-acre park is nestled against the base of South Mountain. The northernmost park in Emmaus, it can be reached byMore driving to the end of either Alpine or Glenwood streets. A parking lot is available on the Alpine Street side of the park. Borough Line got its name because it is along the eastern borough line, adjoining Salisbury Township. It has a baseball field, a picnic pavilion, two tennis courts, a basketball court, volleyball, swings and playground equipment. The park is next to Wildlands Conservancy's South Mountain Preserve, which has a trailhead at the end of Alpine Street.
  • Churchview Park
    4602 Kohler Rd, Zionsville, PA 18092
    There is no view of a church from Churchview Park. Its name comes from the fact that 10 acres of the 17-acre  parkMore remain undeveloped and abut nearby Churchview Road. The seven acres of the park that are used by residents are along Kohler Road. This unusual little park consists of nothing but a paved walking path that circles a sloping meadow next to a railroad track. It offers children and adults a safe place to walk, jog, skate or bicycle. Do one loop and you've covered a quarter mile. The park land is owned by Lehigh County, but the township has a 99-year lease.
  • Cintas Park/Klines Lane Fields
    E Main St & State Rd, Emmaus, PA 18049

    What's most unusual about this park is you have to drive through the parking lot of the Cintas Work Uniforms companyMore to reach it. The best thing about the park is the Knauss Homestead, a Revolutionary-era farmhouse built in 1777. It truly is one of the borough's hidden treasures. Near the homestead is the Emmaus Commemorative Garden.

    The park also features a ball field and a small soccer field. Although no formal pathway links them to Cintas, the isolated Klines Lane soccer/field hockey fields are a short walk up the hill and across the railroad tracks. To reach Cintas, drive under the train bridge next to Superior Diner and turn right into the parking lot. To reach Klines Lane fields, take Klines Lane up the hill off Main Street. The parking lot is on the left just beyond Rodale and the tracks.

  • Emmaus Community Park
    1401 Shimerville Rd, Emmaus, PA 18049
    Formerly known as Pine Tree Park, a small amusement park, it has been Emmaus Community Park since 1957. Whether you comeMore for music, a ball game or just to let your kids play in its playground, you can enjoy many hours in the park. Eventually you will barely notice trains rumbling by on busy tracks flanking one side of the park and the Pennsylvania Turnpike carrying noisy traffic on another. The park's amenities include the borough's swimming pools, baseball fields and the open-air Performing Arts Pavilion, where many folks enjoy band concerts in summer. The park has many picnic pavilions, which should be reserved in advance. It also has a paved walking trail that passes over Leibert Creek, which has been allowed to revert to a largely natural state to prevent soil erosion. The park is along Shimerville Road just off Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Furnace Dam Park
    S 10th St & Furnace St, Emmaus, PA 18049
    Water adds reflective beauty to any park and that certainly is true of tiny Furnace Dam Park along South 10th Street,More  just east of Broad Street. In fact, the pond takes up most of the park. Children love fishing in the pond and feeding the ducks.
  • Jasper Park
    4960 Vera Cruz Rd # Em, Emmaus, PA 18049

    In addition to picnic pavilions and athletic fields, Upper Milford's largest park contains a chunk of woods. In thatMore woods are shallow depressions that some people might dismiss as the kinds of holes created when high winds uproot large trees. In fact, the indentions are the only remaining evidence that Native Americans quarried jasper from pits throughout this area for thousands of years before European settlers drove them out.

    The smooth but sharp stone, which comes in autumn hues of red, brown and yellow, was worked into arrowheads, knives and other tools. Objects fashioned from this jasper have have found in archeological sites in several neighboring states.

  • Lenape Park
    6102 Kings Hwy S, Zionsville, PA 18092
    With expansive views of nearby fields and hills, this park seems much larger than its actual size. It has an impressiveMore  variety of recreational facilities, including sand volleyball courts that look like they were moved from the beach. Whether you play tennis, baseball, basketball,  soccer, or prefer volleyball on a hard-surface court, you can find plenty of room to play here. There's also a nice playground area for kiddies. First-time visitors in winter months may ponder the significance of tall silver poles sticking out of the ground. These are frames for heavy net batting cages.
  • Lions Field
    North St & Franklin St, Emmaus, PA 18049
    Located directly behind the Emmaus Fire Station in the heart of the community, Lions Field enables residents toMore enjoy baseball and softball. Its playground area includes a large old fashioned slide and a merry-go-round.
  • Mystic Chain Park
    3718 Main Rd E, Emmaus, PA 18049
    Mystic Chain Park has a banquet hall that is available for private parties, rentals and other events. The park alsoMore hosts family friendly events such as the Vera Cruz Community Association's Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Parade. A call is recommended to inquire about rental hall availability and upcoming events.
  • Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
    3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049
    The Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is 77.5 acres and houses the Lehigh River Watershed Exhibit, a pavilion, an arboretum,More nature trails, ponds and meadows. It offers a wide variety of special education events for both children and adults.
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