City & Neighborhood Parks

Kirby ParkKirby Park

Beautiful Kirby Park is one of the region’s most valued recreational resources. Donated to the City of Wilkes-Barre by the Kirby Family, the park welcomes hundreds of thousands each year. 

  • Location: 160 Market Street, located just across the Market Street Bridge from the Public Square (For GPS and online map services, please use 280 Market Street, Kingston, PA 18704 as an address for the park).
  • Size: 52 acres
  • Amenities: Tennis courts, a fitness trail, pond, walking paths, running track, softball fields, parking area, volleyball courts, pavilions, and playground.
  • Events: City of Wilkes-Barre’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration,  countless community events and Adult Softball Leagues

Coal StreetCoal Street

  • Location: Coal Street; Heights
  • Size: 37.0 acres
  • Amenities: 2 lighted basketball courts, tennis courts, an ADA playground and a multi-use sports field.
  • Events: High School Baseball and Soccer Games, Adult Softball and Basketball Leagues
  • Partner Events: Toyota Sports Plex Events, ECTB Youth Tournament Baseball/Softball

Public SquarePublic Square

  • Location: Downtown Wilkes-Barre              
  • Size: 3 acres 
  • Amenities: Open space park, benches, restrooms, stage area, storage area
  • Events: Farmer’s Market, Fine Arts Fiesta, Halloween Trick or Treating, NEPR-AACA Car Show, Community Events

River CommonPark

  • Location: South River Street
  • Size: 17.3 acres
  • Amenities: 750 person amphitheater, paved walk-ways, gardens, a grand common and seating area, and a fishing pier
  • Events: Riverfest

     

Nesbitt ParkPark

  • Location:  Along the west shore of the Susquehanna River between the Market Street and Veterans Memorial bridges.
  • Size: 104 acres
  • Amenities: 5 Miles of Trail, Boat Launch, Parking Area, Picnic Areas, Disc Golf Course
  • Events: RiverfestPA Suskie Bassmasters Tournament
     

Neighborhood Parks

Name

Street Address

Neighborhood

Size (acres)

Amenities

Barney Farms Park

Gordon Ave.

South W-B

13.1

4 tennis courts, 1 baseball diamond, 2 basketball & paddleball courts, parking area, & storage area

Charles St. Park

Charles St.

South W-B

1.0

Playground

Dillon St. Park

Dillon St.

Miners Mills

3.2

Storage area, playground, softball field, basketball & volleyball court

Eyerman Park

Andover St.

Rolling Mill Hill

1.4

Playground, basketball court, & storage area

Firwood Park

Carey Ave.

South W-B

0.9

Small open space park with benches

Gordon Ave. Park

Gordon Ave.

South W-B

4.4

Baseball field and soccer field

Hollenback Park

N. Washington St.

Parsons

8.8

Shelter, storage areas, picnic areas, playground, baseball/softball fields, & parking area

Huber St. Park

Stanton St.

Mayflower

1.9

Shelter, storage area, playground, basketball court, little league field

Madison/Flood Park

N. Washington St.

North End

1.7

Storage area, playground, basketball & volleyball court

Miner Park

Old River Road

South W-B

11.5

Shelter area, playground, 1 baseball diamond, 2 softball fields, 2 basketball courts, parking area, and 2 storage areas.

The Bog

Dewey Lane

Miners Mills

13.5

Shelter, storage area, playground, 5 tennis courts, 2 baseball fields, 1 volleyball court, parking area, and 1 handball court.

O. Karma Terrace

Under the South Street Bridge

1.0

Shelter and storage area, playground, basketball court

Parsons Park

O’Brian Drive

Parsons

3.8

Shelter, playground, baseball and softball field, & parking area.

Scouton Lee Park

Parkin St.

Parsons

7.3

Shelter, playground, baseball field, & basketball court

Frances Slocum Playground

Pennsylvania Ave.

North End

1.0

Playground and basketball court

Spruce St. Park

Spruce St.

Rolling Mill Hill

1.8

Playground, storage area, horseshoe court

Weissman Park

Scott St.

East End

.04

Playground, shelter, & storage area