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  • The City's soccer tournament is back, this time with 48 teams representing Philly's diverse immigrant communities. All games are FREE for spectators. [...]
  • Enjoy the fall weather while exploring a new section of Wissahickon Valley Park! Read tips and directions from our expert staff members. [...]
  • On November 4, spend the day working alongside friends and neighbors to help plant trees, collect leaves for compost, clean up trash and litter, and prepare our public green spaces for winter! [...]
  • This fall there are four chances for you to get a tree to plant in your yard. Choose from 13 different trees, including large shade trees, small flowering trees and fruit trees. [...]

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.

Environment

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.

History

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

  • October 2017 Newsletter
  • THE GLOW: A Jack O'Lantern Experience comes to life in West Fairmount Park October 2017
  • McMichael Park Nature Play Space Design Concept
  • Boathouse Row Lights
  • How to Report a Tree Emergency
  • Dog Regulations and Best Practices
  • 2017 Trail Permit Application
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers