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


Our fountain is back!!

April 11, 2017



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.


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

All concerts at 7:30 pm unless noted

May 14 - Marine Band - 3:00 pm

May 20 - Municipal Band

May 28 - Pioneer Band

June 3 - The Big House - 7:00 pm  (New Saturday in the Park Series)

June 9 - Allentown Band

June 11 - Municipal Band

June 17 - Allentown Band - Art-in-the-Park - 1:30 pm

June 25 - Pioneer Band

July 2 - Marine Band

July 3 - Allentown Band

July 9 - Dave Neith Orchestra

July 15 - The Large Flowerheads - 7:00 pm (New Saturday in the Park Series)

July 22 - Pioneer Band - Dinner and a Movie - 6:30 pm

July 23 - Municipal Band

July 29 - Marine Band

August 5 - Marine Band

August 6 - Pioneer Band

August 12 - Allentown Band

August 20 - Pioneer Band

September 10 - Allentown Band - 3:00 pm

September 17 - Marine Band - 3:00 pm









Art-in-the-Park 2017


Allentown’s West Park Civic Association Presents the 43rd annual Art-in-the-Park

16th & Turner Streets

June 17, 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. (rain or shine)


Art-in-the-Park returns to Allentown’s West Park with a rejuvenated format, featuring fine art and crafts by 70+ juried artists from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  A range of two- and three-dimensional works includes jewelry, ceramics, weaving, glass, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, constructions, and art made from recycled/repurposed materials. High school and college students from Lehigh Valley schools will be participating, providing them with a unique learning and earning opportunity. Demonstrations will be offered by Virginia Abbott, sculptor & member of the National Sculpture Society; Kim Hogan, mosaics; Barnaby Ruhe, portraitist; Sandra Corpora, painter; MaryAnn Riker, book artist; and Liz Hamilton Quay, fiber arts professor at Kutztown University. Prizes will be juried by Lisa Tremper Hanover, Executive Director/CEO of the Michener Museum and Tim Higgins, artist/critic. A new prize category for art made with recycled/repurposed materials has been introduced. Work by participants in a plein air workshop held in the park and directed by Baum School teacher Adriano Farinella will be displayed. Musical and dance performances offered throughout the day. Food and beverages available for purchase. Join us in West Park for an artistic celebration! Rain location: Masonic Temple on Linden Street, adjacent to the park.

 Performance Schedule


10:00 – 11:30                                   Andrew Mark Schaffer

11:45 – 12:30                                    El Sistema String Orchestra

12:30 – 1:15                                      Repertory Dance Theatre of the Lehigh Valley

1:30 – 3:00                                      The Allentown Band

3:00 – 4:00                                     Acoustic Project

4:00 – 5:00                                     Ritmo Viejo


Lead sponsors: Bellgate Farm, City Center Lehigh Valley, Jaindl Properties

CONTACT:  Tom Yuracka 737-7132 or westpark.ca@verizon.net