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The offices of the Concessions Management Unit are located at:
1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Staff Contacts
For more information, please feel free to contact the following individuals:

Robert Allen,
Director of Property and Concessions Management

Marc Wilken,
Park Concessions Manager

Sonyata Griffin,
Concessions Administrator
Most businesses that operate or generate revenue on Philadelphia park land or recreation property are considered concessions and must obtain a permit or license from the Concessions Management Unit of Parks & Recreation. Pursuant to the City's Concession Rules, these licenses and permits are generally awarded through a public solicitation process, such as a Request for Proposals (RFP).

Approximately 50 concessions currently operate throughout the parks and recreation system, and they generally fall into two categories: food service and recreation. The food service concessions range from mobile food vending trucks to cafes. Recreational concessions include facilities such as bike rental kiosks and golf courses.


The opportunities listed below represent RFPs available with the Department of Parks and Recreation or with organizations associated with the Department of Parks and Recreation. If no opportunities are listed below please return to this page at a later time.

JFK Plaza/Love Park Welcome Center Request for Expressions of Interest

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is pleased to release a Request for Expressions of Interest (REI), provided in the below link, for food and beverage operators for the Fairmount Park Welcome Center in JFK Plaza/Love Park. The building will be renovated as part of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's redesign of the Park. Details about the project are included in the below link.

Welcome Center REI and Appendices
Welcome Center REI Q&A

There will be a non-mandatory briefing about the project on Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm, followed by a short question and answer session and a site tour for prospective operators. The briefing will be at Municipal Services Building (1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia 19102) on the 16th floor in Room B. If you are able to attend the briefing, please confirm your attendance by emailing Elizabeth Moselle at by 9/1/15.

Questions regarding this REI should be asked at the project briefing or submitted in writing to by 9/11/15. All questions received by the 9/11/15 deadline, along with responses from the Conservancy, will be posted as a written addendum to this REI no later than 9/15/15 at Questions received after 9/11/15 will not be answered.

Suggest a Concession Idea

To suggest a concession idea, please contact Marc Wilken, Park Concessions Manager. In your correspondence please provide your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email) along with a description of the type of concession/item and the location (park or recreation space) you would like the concession to be.