The East End Park opened in 1905 and featured a swimming pool, bathhouse, and playground. On June 30, 1910, a tennis court and basketball court were added. The park had swings, slides, a trapeze, a drum ride, a carousel, a picnic grove, and a World War I monument.
The West End Park, located in Mahanoy Township just west of the borough line, was the center of sports and athletic activity for more than a century. In the early 1900's Lizzie Stride, a Mahanoy City native, played baseball in the stadium. She went on to play semi-professional ball with the Keystone minor league team of Reading. In 1923, during an exhibition game, Babe Ruth hit several home runs from the stadium into the churchyard of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Church.