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History

Department History

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation history from the beginnings of the Department of Recreation and the Fairmount Park Commission.

Historic Archives

The Fairmount Park Commission Archives is a repository for information on Fairmount Park's evolution.

Historic Tours

While Parks & Recreation offers many opportunities to tour Philadelphia, several have a historic component that will indulge your interest in how the City's past affects us today.

What's New

January 2015 Newsletter
Venice Island Website RFP
December 2014 Newsletter
Project 250 Multi-sport, Entertainment & Youth Development Center and FDR Park Revitalization Alternatives Analysis