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  • The Unity Cup‬ is a World Cup-style soccer tournament created to showcase the rich cultural diversity of Philadelphia and celebrate the athleticism, sportsmanship, and communities of participating players. [...]
  • This weekend, head to FDR Park and enjoy a land or water adventure, thanks to Wheel Fun Rentals. Surreys, tandem bicycles, pedal boats, kayaks, and more are available to rent Saturday, Sunday and holidays. [...]
  • Check out this new program, which brings a mobile beer garden from park to park for 14 weeks! Enjoy food, beverages, ample seating, restrooms and additional amenities in a park setting. [...]
  • On Saturday, September 10, run or walk through the famed wooded trails of East Fairmount Park where heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier trained! [...]
  • Summer and movies always go together well, so why not combine the two in your neighborhood park or recreation center? Find a listing of free movies happening near you! [...]

Parks and Recreation

Programs and Activities

Camps, Baseball Leagues, and Older Adult Services are just a few of our wonderful offerings.

Places to Go

Philadelphia is filled with places to go from parks and trails to sculptures and places to eat. We have all of the ideas you need for a fun filled day.

Get Involved

The people who make our Department work every day have the privilege of being stewards of the City’s environmental, cultural and historical assets. We ask that you Get Involved in your own way. Here is an overview of some of the ways that you can.


The mission of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation focuses on preserving and enhancing existing green spaces while also expanding the amount of green, public space available in the City.


PPR is proud to provide historical services, facilities and other assets to the public everyday throughout our park system.

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What's New

  • Kelly Drive Stormwater Management Construction Project/Trail Alert
  • September 2016 Newsletter
  • Parks on Tap, a Traveling Beer Garden, Will Pop Up at 14 Philly Parks This Summer
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
  • 2016 Trail Permit Application
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers