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City of Philadelphia

Programs and Activities


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers camps year-round, not just in the Summer. Our Neighborhood Day Camps during the summer is our biggest camp initiative, engaging thousands of Philadelphia's youth each year.

Camp Philly

A new program that will provide an opportunity for Philadelphia children to attend a one-week overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains.

Sports, Athletics & Outdoor Recreation

Get up and get moving! Philadelphia is filled with opportunities to compete and work out.


Most PPR contests revolve around a particular artistic medium. Many are facilitated through other PPR programs, like the After School program or Older Adults Centers. Please check this page regularly for current contests.

Specialty Programming

Beyond the thousands of opportunities for all Philadelphians to participate in PPR activities, our Department also offers targeted programming for various groups. This includes Older Adults Services, programs for people with disabilities and more!

Special Events Calendar

Here's some of our big, upcoming events. We'd love to see you attend!

Drop-in Programs

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers many amenities and programs that are open to anyone. Here are just a few drop-in opportunities that we offer.

REACH System

The REACH Youth Development System includes After School, Summer Day Camp and Youth Workforce programs. REACH offers wellness services to youth designed to promote an appreciation for the environment and outdoors, athletics, the arts, and healthy habits.

Swim Philly

This project is an experiment to see if low-cost, high-impact improvements can make the pools even better. So come, go for a swim, relax on the lounge deck, and let us know what you think!

Dell Music Center

Located in scenic East Fairmount Park, the Dell is an open-air amphitheater with 5,284 reserved seats and with an additional 600 on the lawn.

Summer Fun with PPR

This summer is packed with fun movie nights, concerts, fitness programs, and more in 100+ Philly parks, playgrounds and recreation centers!