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.
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.
Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for the operation and management of the Holiday Village in JFK Plaza (“LOVE Park”). A mandatory pre-proposal meeting and tour is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m. local time at 1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Recreation Conference Room, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Responses are due by Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. local time at the Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Room 170A, Philadelphia, PA, 19102. For more information please click on the hyperlink below. Thank you.
Holiday Village 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.
The offices of the Concessions Management Unit are located at:
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For more information, please feel free to contact the following individuals:Robert Allen
, Director of Property and Concessions Management
, Park Concessions Manager