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  • On Saturday, September 13, run or walk through the famed wooded trails of East Fairmount Park where heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier trained! [...]
  • Don’t miss Philadelphia’s premier inner city skateboard point series. All proceeds raised go to maintaining and building new parks in Philadelphia, as well as to after school educational skateboard programs. [...]
  • Check out the city’s first ever, public pumptrack. A pumptrack is fun and teaches riders essential riding skills while building fitness, all in a low-risk environment. [...]
  • Learn about the year-round opportunities for art enrichment offered by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. [...]
  • Summer and movies always go together well, so why not combine the two in your neighborhood park? Find a listing of free movies happening near you! [...]

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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.


  • Mosquito Spraying 1
        8/21/2014 - 8/21/2014

        Weather permitting, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Vector Control staff will apply treatments to control adult mosquitoes on Thursday evening, August 21, in Fisher Park and Wister Woods Park.  Weather permitting, spraying will take place in these parks, sections of streets passing through the parks, and on parts of streets that form the immediate borders of the park.

        For more information about West Nile virus and the State's surveillance and control program, go to

        For questions of the West Nile Virus program in Philadelphia call 215-685-9000.

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