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City of Philadelphia

Places to Go

Parks & Rec Facilities

Visit the various facilities from horse stables to pools, open seasonably and year round. There are hundreds of parks and recreation facilities, totaling over 10,000 acres.

Historic and Cultural Attractions

From the Fairmount Park Historic Houses to the Dell Music Center, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers a wonderful selection of activities awaiting your discovery.


There are over 215 miles of scenic, recreation trails in PPR's system, one for everyone. From sidewalks, to off-road trails, to paths through the woods. Don your sneakers, bike helmet, pedometer and head for the trail nearest you.


Consider "Public Art" or "Outdoor Art", not everything is a sculpture. From Fairmount Park's earliest days in the first half of the 19th century, to modern sculptures at our recreation facilities, PPR's landscape is embellished with artwork.

Places to Eat

PPR offers an abundance of diverse dining destinations. Our restaurants, cafes and gourmet food trucks can satisfy all palates and complement the surrounding park and recreation spaces, creating a unique and complete experience for all to enjoy.

Tours and Rentals

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Wheel Fun Rentals to offer bicycle and surrey rentals.


Much of the City's rowing activity centers around Boathouse Row sandwiched between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Along Boathouse Row, you'll find the twelve wonderful structures, shown here.

Boat Launches

PPR offers nine boat launches to provide access to the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The use of the rivers and regulations regarding watercraft are governed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.