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Programs

The Programs Division oversees several offices, and is responsible for all the programs and activities offered at our recreation facilities and parks. This division is tasked with expanding leadership in Out-of-School time, showcasing urban outdoor recreation and managing all of the activities that occur at our facilities everyday.

District Programming

Local programming makes up the majority of what the Programs division does. At our more than 140 staffed facilities across the city, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation engages over 280,000 unique visitors each year in structured activities.
To find a structured program at a facility in your area, please use our Find A Facility application.

Out of School Time Coordination

Out-of-School Time (OST) is defined as a wide range of program offerings for young people that take place before school, after school, on weekends, during the summer and other school breaks.
By offering services such as After School Programs and Neighborhood Day Camps, PPR is able to make positive impacts on thousands of youth every day. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is a partner in Philadelphia's OST system, working collectively to coordinate efforts regionally and nationally. These efforts will ultimately result in aligned data and quality standards that will improve the lives of Philadelphia's youth across the city.

Outdoor Recreation

The Specialized Recreation Services group in the Programs Division oversees many departmental initiatives including Older Adult Centers, Summer Food Program, Carousel House and Outdoor Recreation.

Programs Division Contacts