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  • Each year, our historic houses dress up in holiday finery for two festive weeks of joyful celebration. Come see the work of interior designers, garden clubs and more! [...]
  • On Oct. 28th, the groundbreaking of the Manayunk Bridge marked an important step to “complete The Circuit.” The Circuit is a network of trails supported by regional partners including PPR. [...]
  • Learn more about this new program, which provides grant money for artists and art organizations to cover all costs associated with presenting free performances in select parks and plazas across the city. [...]
  • We are seeking your input on how to program the new Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center (VIPARC). Please let us know what activities you would like to see next year! [...]

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Programs and Activities

Camps, Baseball Leagues, and Older Adult Services are just a few of our wonderful offerings.

Places to Go

Philadelphia is filled with places to go from parks and trails to sculptures and places to eat. We have all of the ideas you need for a fun filled day.

Get Involved

The people who make our Department work every day have the privilege of being stewards of the City’s environmental, cultural and historical assets. We ask that you Get Involved in your own way. Here is an overview of some of the ways that you can.


The mission of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation focuses on preserving and enhancing existing green spaces while also expanding the amount of green, public space available in the City.


PPR is proud to provide historical services, facilities and other assets to the public everyday throughout our park system.

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