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  • Over 400 youth, representing more than 30 recreation centers, competed for the title of "Philly's Fittest After School Care Program” in the sixth annual Flip for Fitness Initiative. [...]
  • Bring your family to check out our free arts & crafts class, traveling to six parks in Philadelphia each week from March 24 through May 30. [...]
  • On April 26, watch as the sheep are sheared at Fox Chase Farm, and learn what is done with the wool. Enjoy hayrides, games, crafts and more. [...]
  • Join us May 10-17 for a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse parks, featuring eight days of service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activity tours and more.  [...]
  • Trail season has begun! There are over 215 miles of scenic, recreation trails in PPR's system-- one for everyone-- from sidewalks, to off-road trails, to paths through the woods.  [...]

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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.

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