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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

October 2017 Newsletter
September 2017 Newsletter
THE GLOW: A Jack O'Lantern Experience comes to life in West Fairmount Park October 2017
McMichael Park Nature Play Space Design Concept