NLRA is seeking support from the community for the upcoming year of programs and services.  Our mission is to provide a diverse range of educational and recreational programs and activities that promote a strong sense of community.  For us to accomplish our mission, we must rely on our community partners.

Why should you consider becoming a partner with NLRA?

  1. You will help maintain and advance the growing tradition of NLRA and the services that we provide to the community.

  2. Recognition and appreciation of the partnership will be provided through various ways, including printed material, social media, signage and other customized forms.

  3. The public will recognize and appreciate you as being involved and supportive of the programs, special events and services within the Northern Lehigh community.

  4. You will be a trusted member of the community and supporter of what makes NLRA a trusted community resource.

For more information on the various partnership opportunities that are available, please contact NLRA at / 484-633-0093!


Northern Lehigh Rec. is hiring Site Supervisors and Counselors for its popular Bulldog Blast Summer Rec. Program.  If you like working with children in a fun, engaging and enriching environment, Bulldog Blast Summer Rec. is for you!

Hourly rates start at $10 - $12 per hour for the seven-week program that offers games, sports, arts & crafts, social interaction, team building and just plain fun for children ages 6 to 12.

Contact Lindsay Taylor, CPRP, Executive Director, at 484-633-0093 / today with questions and to get an application!


June 21st to August 6th

9:00am to 1:00pm

Peters Elementary School 

Slatington Elementary School (limited space available

for 1:00 - 4:00pm Extended Day)

Ages:  6 - 12 years old

NLRA Residents: $160   

                           $40 /week for Extended Day

Non-Residents:  $175

                          $50 / week for Extended Day

Sign up now for 7 weeks of Arts & Crafts, games,

sports and special guests!  Free daily lunch! 





REGISTRATION:                                                ONGOING

TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS:                                  APRIL 19TH - MAY 23RD

EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP:                                      APRIL 24TH

WALK WITH EASE:                                             APRIL 27TH - JUNE 3RD



SUMMER FIELD HOCKEY CAMP:                         JUNE 21ST - 24TH

SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP:                               JULY 28TH - JULY 1ST                               

Go to our PROGRAMS page for information on each program or contact us at: / 484-633-0093.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF WALNUTPORT BOROUGH: As part of a challenging 2021 budget process, Walnutport Borough Council decided that it needed to eliminate funding for NLRA. We understand and appreciate that the decision was a difficult one. With this loss of funding, along with the reduction in funding from Slatington and Washington Township, NLRA must move forward to make up for this loss of funding. Unfortunately, with Walnutport no longer a member of the Authority, this means that Walnutport Borough residents are now considered Non-Residents and may be subject to a higher fee for programs. We sincerely hope that you will continue to take advantage of all that NLRA offers by participating in our programs and events, so many of which are free! We also want to thank the Borough of Walnutport for their past support. If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact the NLRA at / 484-633-0093.

As we continue to navigate COVID, we are working on a variety of programs and events.  These programs would not be possible without the generous support of our partners- Slatington Borough, Washington Township, Northern Lehigh School District, as well as the Rotary Club of Slatington, the Slatington Lions Club, the Leona Gruber Charitable Trust, Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh County, Northampton County, the D&L National Historic Corridor and the Mickley Fravel Charitable Trust.

Thank you all! 


Be sure to check out our Program page for a continually growing list of offerings!  

Please click HERE to complete a brief online survey that will help us to offer and promote the programs that YOU want to see!  We also want to know how you think we are doing!

Volunteers needed!

email us!

Support Your Local Recreation and
Park Services

Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority

7951 Center St.

Emerald, PA 18080


Phone: 484-633-0093