PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange: Eastern PA 2017


Bucky Boyle Park
10 Pump Pl
Allentown, PA

Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 24
10:00 am – 2:30 pm


Continuing education credit is available for this workshop. The cost is $5 for PRPS members and $10 for PRPS non-members. If you desire credit, please bring your checkbook or cash (exact change if possible!) to the Exchange.

If you are interested in attending or seeking more information please email us at [email protected]

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Urban Parks & Recreation Alliance and City of Allentown, this gathering of parks & rec professionals and champions will focus on engaging “hard-to-engage” constituents in parks & rec planning and programming.

The day will include informal presentations, case studies, and discussions with speakers and colleagues who share similar challenges. Lunch will be provided and we will finish the day with a tour of Allentown City parks.

Exchange Speakers & Facilitators Include: 

Reverend Maritza Dolich, Pastor of Outreach, St. Stephen’s Outreach Center

Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Park Stewardship, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Lisa Whittle, Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Julie Slavet, Executive Director, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

Daphne Klahr, Executive Director, Reading Recreation Commission

About the location:
George “Bucky” Boyle Park is the crown jewel in George Trexler’s vision for Allentown’s park system. General George Trexler was the man who started the city’s park system back in 1900. The park was faithfully restored to serve former baseball legend Boyle’s intended purpose: “to reach underprivileged Allentown children through sports and make them good citizens.” Amenities to the park now include football & baseball fields, basketball courts, spray pool for younger children, and a pavilion. (Source: American Planning Association)