Louse W. Moore Park

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**Paid reservations are required for renting the tennis courts by groups of ten or more, for which a Pavilion/Facility Permit is issued.

Location: Bethlehem Township and Lower Nazareth Township.

Open: Sunrise to sunset.

Activities: Hiking/walking, exercising, picnicking, tennis, softball, volleyball, children's play, cross-country skiing.

Amenities: ADA accessible, playgrounds, tennis courts, volleyball courts, softball field, community gardens, picnic pavilions, open space picnic area, fitness trail with exercise stations, paved walking trails, naturalized hiking/cross-country ski trail, orienteering courses, multipurpose field, modern restrooms open April-October (portable toilets available October-April).

  • Alcohol permit required (if alcohol will be consumed)

Watershed: Bushkill Creek

Directions: On Country Club Road near the intersection of Hecktown Road, off Route 33.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 40.691829, Longitude: -75.292915

Area: 100 acres

Owned by: County of Northampton

Difficulty of Trails: Easy

Pets: Must be on a leash less than 6 feet in length.

Historical Interest:

  • Former Slate Post Farm, which was donated to the County by Louise W. Moore to be developed as passive parkland in 1973.
  • First park to be developed as part of the Northampton County Parks System.       

Environmental Features: Diversity of North American, European & Eurasian trees first planted in the 1970s; Matson's Woods (7-acre mature native woodland), small pond, agricultural field.

Established: 1973                                                                                                                                                                        

Current Projects: One-half acre wildflower meadow in development.

Future Plans: Naturalize stormwater basin near windmill, repair/rehabilitate windmill, renovate farmhouse for County offices.