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  • This fall, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is partnering with Roots2Rise to bring yoga programming to nine recreation centers throughout Philadelphia.  [...]
  • The Unity Cup‬ is a World Cup-style soccer tournament created to showcase the rich cultural diversity of Philadelphia and celebrate the athleticism, sportsmanship, and communities of participating players. [...]
  • Our partners and volunteer groups have a lot of fun, Halloween and fall-themed events planned for the next few weeks. Check out our list and enjoy exploring Philly's parks and playgrounds. [...]
  • On November 12, spend the day working alongside friends and neighbors to help plant trees, collect leaves for compost, clean up trash and litter, and prepare our public green spaces for winter! [...]

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

  • November 2016 Newsletter
  • Featured PPR Running Trails
  • Kelly Drive Stormwater Management Construction Project/Trail Alert
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
  • 2016 Trail Permit Application
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers