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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! [...]
  • TreePhilly is excited to announce the winners of our first-ever Trees of Philly Story Contest! Read our five favorite stories from tree lovers across the city. [...]
  • From Thanksgiving through December 28, vendors in more than 60 wooden booths will sell traditional European food, holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts & crafts. [...]
  • 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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