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Department History

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation history from the beginnings of the Department of Recreation and the Fairmount Park Commission.

Historic Archives

The Fairmount Park Commission Archives is a repository for information on Fairmount Park's evolution.

Historic Tours

While Parks & Recreation offers many opportunities to tour Philadelphia, several have a historic component that will indulge your interest in how the City's past affects us today.

What's New

Parks on Tap, a Traveling Beer Garden, Will Pop Up at 14 Philly Parks This Summer
June 2016 Newsletter
May 2016 Newsletter
Spring Events You Won't Want to Miss