Sign In
City of Philadelphia


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

November 2016 Newsletter
Featured PPR Running Trails
October 2016 Newsletter
Kelly Drive Stormwater Management Construction Project/Trail Alert