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Urban Forestry & Ecosystem Management (UFEM)

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, through its Urban Forestry and EcoSystem Management Division, undertakes a broad range of environmental restoration activities throughout the park system.
The 5,600 acres of woods, streams, lakes, wetlands and meadows represent just under 60% of our system's 10,000 total acres. An amazing statistic for the fifth largest city in the United States!

Watershed and Estuary Parks

Most activities occur primarily on the 5,600 acres of natural lands in the system's seven largest watershed and estuary parks.

  • Cobbs Creek Park
  • East & West Fairmount Park
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park
  • Pennypack Creek Park
  • Poquessing Creek Park
  • Tacony Creek Park
  • Wissahickon Valley Park