Parks and Recreation
Bangor Borough boasts three Recreation Parks and five “Pocket Parks” for everyone to enjoy.
Bangor Veterans Memorial Park is dedicated to those who have served in our nation’s military, and encompasses the Paul Farnan Football Field, Bangor Borough Pool, Little League Field, Train ride, basketball courts, playground equipment, volleyball courts, and baseball fields. An informational kiosk is located outside the stadium. Pavilions are available for rent.
Bangor Pool is located at Bangor Veterans Memorial Park. Hours are noon to 7pm Monday thru Friday; 11am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.
Pennico Park is located across the viaduct in 2nd Ward and encompasses baseball/softball fields and playground equipment. Recent renovations include new playground equipment, refurbished site amenities and handicap accessibility. A pavilion is available for rent.
Flory’s Dam Park hosts a baseball field.
Pocket Parks are located throughout Bangor, where people can relax on a bench or observe the memorials and monuments dedicated to various individuals and organizations.
-Bethel Park is located on N. 1st Street by the Slate Belt Heritage Center. It is the site of Bangor’s Civil War Memorial and the Bethel Welsh Congregational Church Memorial. It is also home to the Re/Max Country Classic Bench and the Bangor Area Centennial Time Capsule. An information kiosk can be found here along with a Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission Marker denoting the Slate Industry. Highlighting the slate industry is the addition of an original quarry hoist placed in the park to preserve a part of history and serve as a teaching tool for Bangor’s storied slate years.
-Founder’s Park is located by the Bangor Area Public Library and is the site of three monuments: the Robert M. Jones Monument, the Bangor Fire Department Monument, and the Homefront Magazine Monument
-South Main Street Park is located off Main Street across from the Bank of America building. A picnic table is provided along with an informational kiosk.
-Ceraul Law Firm Square is located on Market Street across from the Ceraul Law Firm. This spot hosts a shaded grassy area with bench and picnic table for people to sit and relax as Martin’s Creek rustles nearby.
-Bray Lot is located at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway across from the Bangor Public Library. This site recently received updates from an Eagle Scout project. There is pleasant landscaping and an attractive slate welcome sign.