Welcome to our beautiful, historic neighborhood.

The West Park Civic Association (WPCA) exists to preserve, protect, enhance and promote West Park and its surrounding neighborhood area.
WPCA advocates prevention of park and neighborhood blight and deterioration, enforcement of laws and ordinances within the area and park and neighborhood safety and beautification. 
WPCA encourages harmonious human relations among residents of the West Park neighborhood.

 

President’s Message

WPCA is looking forward to seeing you at our many exciting events planned for 2017. On behalf of the board, I would like to personally thank you for your past support and look forward to your ongoing commitment to our many programs and activities. Recently, US News and World Report recognized the architectural treasures in and around West Park and outed Allentown in the 2017 best places to live rankings. 

Come and make your mark on our diverse, vibrant community by being an active member of West Park Civic Association. We hope the upcoming calendar may draw you in so that you may exercise your passions through volunteering, donating, and/or providing in-kind support to our many events. Maybe you will see an opportunity worth pursuing. Share your thoughts and bring your ideas to fruition at our monthly meetings.

Please come and be a part of WPCA and explore the magic of our West Park neighborhood.

Visit our website, www.westpark-ca.org, for monthly meeting time and location along with information on upcoming events.

Tom Yuracka, President

West Park Civic Association

 
 

Neighborhood Street Tree Planting

November 5

Working can be fun!

Working can be fun!

The end of a job well done.

The end of a job well done.

   

 

Learning to plant.

Learning to plant.

Supervision.

PA Council for the Arts Grant

   Wednesday, October 19,  The Lehigh Valley Arts Council presented WPCA with a Project Stream Grant funded by the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.  The grant will be used for a cultural renaissance program offering Dance workshops, live music and plein air painting in West Park the summer of 2017. 
The event took place at the Facility of Smooth-On, Inc. in Macungie, a manufacturer of rubbers, plastics, and foams used in the creation of 3-D props and sets for movies.   

 

                      

 

 

 

 

Monthly Calendar

 

By creating a neighborhood where all members of the community can mix naturally and get to know one another as human beings, communities can become communities in the true meaning of the word – places where people not only live together, but care about one another, and share common hopes for themselves and their children!  The West Park Civic Association seeks to organize events that provide opportunities for residents and non-residents alike to enjoy our diverse and culturally rich neighborhood!

 

 

Living it up in West Park

 

Here, centrally located in Allentown, exists an outstanding park, designed as an arboretum, which contains 78 varieties of trees and more than 300 varieties of shrubs. Thanks to the vision of the late General Harry C. Trexler, and those in our park system who continue to follow his wishes, this park remains an excellent place to enjoy the variety of nature, the calm of a summer day, or the constant parade of seasonal colors

 
 

 

2017 Band Concerts to be Announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art-in-the-Park 2017

 

 

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS

43th annual Art-in-the-Park

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 A. M. to 5 P. M. (rain or shine)

 

The West Park Civic Association’s Art-in-the-Park returns to Allentown’s beautiful, sylvan West Park with a rejuvenated look and new exhibitors. The show will feature original works of fine art and crafts by 70+ artists from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding states.  Please join us and exhibit your best work in what promises to be a lively and affirming event. The park is a treasure of Allentown’s historic West End and there is always a good turnout of viewers and buyers. Free exhibition space will be given to six high school students and six college students. The show is being organized by a committee of artists and community volunteers with regional arts leaders Deborah Rabinsky and Dr. Christine I. Oaklander as co-chairs. With the goal of raising the quality and enhancing the appeal of this perennially favorite event, exhibitors will be vetted and artist demonstrations in various mediums will be offered throughout the day. Cash prizes totaling $2,500. will be offered in a range of categories, with the winners selected by Lisa Tremper Hanover, Executive Director & CEO of the James Michener Art Museum and Tim Higgins, artist and seasoned art critic for the Morning Call and other publications. Live musical performances will be provided throughout the day in the beautiful band shell.  Join us in West Park for a celebration of the diverse branches of the arts!

Please click below for either an Adult or Student Application