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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.

Mobile Food and Beverage Garden - Request for Proposals

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy is seeking proposals for the development, management and operation of a Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program in the City of Philadelphia’s park system. This roving, food and beverage experience will include a curated series of ‘pop-up’ residencies at a number of parks throughout the city this year. This new vending opportunity will introduce Philadelphia’s incredible parks to residents and visitors in a fun and engaging way.

A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. local time at the One Parkway Building, Planning Commission Meeting Room, 18th Floor, 1515 Arch Street. Responses are due by March 31, 2016 by 10:30 a.m. local time at the Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Room 170A, Philadelphia, PA, 19102. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Moselle at if you plan to attend the briefing.

Please use the link below to view and download the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related attachments.

Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program
Addendum No.2, Addendum No.1, RFP, Appendices and Forms

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.