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Geiger's Bridge Closing - 4/20/22 Update - Wednesday, April 20, 2022

GEIGER’S BRIDGE CLOSING TO AFFECT ACCESS TO TREXLER NATURE PRESERVE SOUTH AND CENTRAL RANGE AND LOOP ON COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL

Penndot delays will delay the reopening of the Gieger's covered bridge at TNP until mid August.

During the bridge closure, access to the area can be made using these directions.

From Rt 309 preserve patrons may continue access to the preserve by using the trailhead parking at the Trexler Environmental Center on Orchard Road or the Central Range trailhead parking area on Old Packhouse Road.

ALL Central Range main entrance & Zoo patrons from Rt.309 should use Game Preserve Road.

From the West please use the South Range trail head parking on Jordan Road, near the intersection of Old Packhouse, Jordan Road & Ruheton Hill Roads.

The very popular Covered Bridge Trail will not have a return loop across the bridge during this time!

Covered Bridge Trail ADA patrons should use the accessible parking facilities at the picnic area located near the FORD.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may create but the work is necessary to facilitate the refurbishment of the historic Geiger’s Covered Bridge.

 
     

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260 S. Cedarbrook Road
Allentown, PA. 18104
Phone:  610-871-0281
Fax:  610-871-0283

Director of Parks:  Robert Stiffler

Trexler Environmental Center Office
Parks Asst. Director: Randy Dietrich
Phone 610-769-1549

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Bureau of Parks and Recreation

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of over 4000 acres of County park land and open space. We also maintain and manage large sections of the Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Trail in Lehigh County. Our parks offer active and passive recreational opportunities for everyone.

We have some of the finest public sports fields in the area for sports like baseball, softball, soccer, cricket, tennis, inline skating, and disc golf. There are over 50 miles of trails for hiking and bicycling at all ability levels. Leaser Lake, along with the Jordan and Cedar Creeks, are popular fishing spots.

Our parks are great places to enjoy the natural landscape of the area, study the flora and fauna, or just spend quiet time with nature. There are individual tables for small picnics. A number of pavilions can be reserved for larger gatherings. Trexler Environmental Center is a working example of environmentally friendly construction and hosts a number of environmental education workshops and events.

We also maintain four historical sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These sites are great places to explore our agricultural and industrial heritage.

The Bureau works with a number of local partner groups, who provide expertise and support to use the parks as venues for large regional events that promote Lehigh County, support the parks and improve the quality of life in our County.

The Bureau also lends our expertise and resources to support and assist to other County departments as needed.

The mission of the Bureau is to provide the citizens of Lehigh County with a well-managed network of parks that offer extensive leisure opportunities within an affordable budget.


PARKS NEWS

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2022 Environmental Programming Schedule


Park hours - hours for all parks and the Trexler Nature Preserve hours are sunrise to sunset. if you observe unauthorized activity in the parks after hours, please contact the local police for that municipality.