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Concessions

Contact Information

Location
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
215-683-0207
email

Marc Wilken,
Park Concessions Manager
215-683-0232
email
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 restaurants such as Water Works Restaurant Lounge. Recreational concessions include facilities such as ice rinks, bike rentals kiosks, and golf courses.

Opportunities

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.

Food Truck Vending Services

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for food truck vending services in the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system. A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:30 p.m. local time at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Planning Commission Room, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Responses are due April 17, 2014 by 10:30 a.m. local time at the Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Room 170A, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.

Download the Food Truck Vending Services RFP and Appendices

Parking Services

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for the management and operation of parking services in the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation System. A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m. local time at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Planning Commission Room, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Responses are due April 3, 2014 by 10:30 a.m. local time at the Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Room 170A, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.

Download the Parking Services RFP and Appendices
Downloand Addendum #1 to the Parking Services RFP

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.