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  • PPR and the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club have launched another year of bird walks and events throughout the city. Most field trips are free and open to kids and adults. [...]
  • A 1.1 mile trail that will expand the Schuylkill River Trail from Grays Ferry Avenue to 56th Street, Bartram's Mile will introduce new visitors to beautiful, historical Bartram’s Garden. [...]
  • Our six older adult centers offer a plethora of services at a low cost to anyone age 55 or older. Programming includes arts & crafts, fitness classes, English as a Second Language courses and more. [...]
  • 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! [...]

Parks and Recreation

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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What's New

  • February 2016 Newsletter
  • Winter Storm Jonas Cleanup
  • Community Tree Giveaway Grants Are Open!
  • 2016 Mummers Results
  • Lowering of Weight Limit for the Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River
  • JFK Plaza/LOVE Park Redesign
  • Emerald Ash Borer Suppression Update
  • Pathport to PPR
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers