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Rentals, Permits & User Fees

The City of Allentown Parks and Recreation Department now has an online reservation system. To request a reservation go to

All City of Allentown parks, fields and pavilions are available on a first come, first serve basis. However, reservations are strongly encouraged. Reserving a park, field, or pavilion ensures that you are the sole occupant of that facility for the date and time that you request.

City of Allentown sponsored and/or organized programs will be given priority on all reservations. Priority for field rental will be granted to leagues, organizations, clubs and groups with 60% of the participants residing or working within city limits.

If two groups are equal in the above, the group with the longest consecutive use would be given time equal to that of the previously scheduled year. Weekday and weekend use will be divided equally between the groups.

If weather conditions at the park prohibit use of the facility, you must notify the Department of Parks and Recreation office by phone no later than 4:30 PM on the first business day after the reservation day.  We will attempt to reschedule your group at no additional charge during the current season, pending availability.  No refund or credit will be provided. The inclement weather policy does not apply to pavilion rentals.

Any cancellation or schedule change less than seven calendar days prior to the reserved time will not be eligible for a refund, credit or transfer. All cancellations must be submitted in writing.

For additional information contact Allentown's Department of Parks and Recreation at 610.437.7750.


Please note: Pavilions are not equipped with electrical outlets. Amplified music is not permitted within the parks system.

Residents: $75.00
Non-residents: $150.00

Proof of Residency Required to Receive Resident Rates

To submit a pavilion rental request please go to our website here.


Payment and Insurance Deadlines

All Leagues: 50% down payment due upon receipt of invoice. Final payment due within 30 days of your last rental date. Insurance due at least 30 days before the start date. To learn more about the benefits and process of becoming a league, please refer to this document.

All Tournaments: Payment due in full upon receipt of invoice. Insurance due at least 30 days before the start date.

Pick-up game: Payment due in full at time of reservation.

*Any renter or organization planning on having more than three (3) occurrences in one (1) calendar year will be considered a LEAGUE and will have to follow the guidelines listed above for leagues. NO EXCEPTIONS*

**All "new" leagues must have a new league meeting with the Parks and Recreation office and must follow the process outlined in this document**

Fee Schedule

Baseball Fields:

  • Per game (2-3 hours): $40
  • Per day: $100
  • 2 fields same complex: $175
  • 3 fields same complex: $250
  • 4 fields same complex: $325

Football/Soccer Fields:

  • Per game: $40
  • Per day: $100
  • 2 fields same complex: $175

Basketball Courts:

  • Per game (2-3 hours): $25
  • Per day: $90
  • 2 courts same complex: $175
  • 3 courts same complex: $250
  • 4 courts same complex: $325 

Volleyball/Tennis/Racquetball/Handball/Pickleball Courts:

  • Per day: $25
  • 2 courts same complex: $35
  • 3 courts same complex: $55
  • 4 courts same complex: $70

Miscellaneous Rates:

  • Roller hockey 1 game: $25
  • Roller hockey 1 day: $65
  • Cross country: $75


  • All sports: $200 per field/court per day

Band Trailer


  • Map of desired location.
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Allentown as the additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000. The Certificate Holder must read:
  • City of Allentown
    c/o Parks and Recreation
    435 Hamilton St
    Allentown, PA 18101

    - Must include a copy of the Additional Insured Endorsement Page, in ADDITION to the certificate of liability insurance, naming the City of Allentown as the additional insured.
    - Must include the date(s) of your rental in the “description” section.
    - Must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your event.


$640.00 - Inside City of Allentown limits
$690.00 - Outside City of Allentown limits
$75.00 - per additional day

*$100.00 Deposit Required at Time of Reservation
** Final Balance due no later than 30 days following your event date

Additional Information:

To submit a Band Trailer rental request, please go to our website here.

Useful Information

Metal Detector Permit

You must obtain a Metal Detector Permit from the Department of Parks and Recreation in order to pursue the hobby in City parks. To apply for a permit go to

Shade Tree Permits

A permit is required before pruning, planting, removing, chemical spraying, fertilizing,construction excavation, and temporary lighting. Call the Department of Engineering to obtain your Shade Tree Permit 610-437-7596.

Hamilton Street Permits

If any activities are in the right-of-way of the Hamilton Street, you must obtain a Hamilton Street Permit from the Engineering Department 610-437-7576.

Block Parties

To have a block party, contact the Special Events Manager at 610-841-3506.