South Whitehall Township Park, Recreation, Open Space & Trail Plan

Project Information



  • South Whitehall Township


  • South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA


  • Comprehensive Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan
  • 202 acres across 22 sites
  • Completed in 2023



  • Lindsay Taylor, CPRP, CYSA
  • South Whitehall Township


Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan

South Whitehall Township wished to realize the full value of the Township’s 202 acres of park land over 22 sites. Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. (Isett) was selected to develop and prepare a comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trail Plan for the Township’s existing and future park system, recreation program opportunities, and open space preservation initiative.

Isett teamed with Lindsay Taylor, CPRP, CYSA, to update the existing comprehensive parks, recreation, and open space plan, created in partnership with neighboring North Whitehall Township in 2009.

Isett also worked on a separate project with Wildlands Conservancy and South Whitehall Township that included feasibility and design for sections of the Jordan Creek Greenway, including trail design and permitting for a 1.8-mile section that includes a pedestrian bridge and elevated boardwalks. The section is a key link in the 53-mile-long active greenway and opened in 2019.