Lehigh Valley Planning Commission




An Open Space Plan for

Lehigh County

This spring the LVPC will collaborate with Lehigh County to develop a Livable Landscapes plan, guiding future park, recreation, open space and agricultural land efforts within the County.


The focus of the plan will be on environmentally-sensitive areas, farmland, trails, outdoor recreation, historic and cultural areas, economic benefits and the overall quality of life within Lehigh County. A robust public engagement program will be accomplished for the project. A vision for Lehigh County’s open space network will be created that will define the desired future to be accomplished through the plan’s goals, policies and recommended actions. The plan will be completed by summer 2017.




The following maps are the existing conditions mapping that LVPC staff presented during Meeting 2 on August 4, 2016, with both of the Lehigh County Livable Landscapes steering committees.



If you have any questions or comments, please contact Geoff Reese (greese@lvpc.org) and copy Teresa Mackey (tmackey@lvpc.org). Thank you.


Upcoming Public Meeting for Farmers


Come join us for a conversation about our upcoming Lehigh County Livable Landscapes, Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Agricultural Lands Planning effort:


• Provide us feedback on farming-related issues and opportunities

• Discuss the future vision for these resources


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:00 PM

Lehigh County Government Center

17 South 7th St.

Allentown, PA 18101


If you have any questions, please contact: Teresa Mackey, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at 610-264-4544 or tmackey@lvpc.org. Visit http://www.lvpc.org/lehighcountyopenspace.html for more information on the plan.



Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616