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History

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

July 2015 Newsletter
“Grant Backs Revitalization of Philly"
2014 Magic Carpet Theme at The Oval Recognized by Public Art Network Year in Review
June 2015 Newsletter