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  • PPR and the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club have launched a year-long series of bird walks and events throughout the city. Most field trips are free and open to kids and adults. [...]
  • Are you good with kids and know about gardening? If you answered yes, please apply to be a part-time garden educator with PPR! You'll work with children in your neighborhood from March through November. [...]
  • This spring, TreePhilly is offering seven grants worth $500 and 50 or 100 trees to Philadelphia community groups to host yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods. Applications are due Friday, February 13. [...]
  • Our five ice rinks are open to the public seven days a week. Programs include ice hockey, ice skating and skating lessons. Visit one today! [...]

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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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