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  • Check out this new program, which brings a mobile beer garden from park to park for 14 weeks! Enjoy food, beverages, ample seating, restrooms and additional amenities in a park setting. [...]
  • While there are several year-round farmers' markets in PPR parks and playgrounds, the summer season offers expanded locations and offerings! Find a market near you. [...]
  • Come out and enjoy summer nights filled with live music, fresh air and the beautiful scenery of Philly’s parks. Jazz, rock, hip hop, folk, and even “kindie” musicians will perform. [...]
  • Need to cool off this summer? Check out one of our outdoor or indoor pools, located throughout Philadelphia. [...]
  • Summer and movies always go together well, so why not combine the two in your neighborhood park or recreation center? Find a listing of free movies happening near you! [...]

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

  • LOVE Park Redesign Project Update
  • July 2016 Newsletter
  • Parks on Tap, a Traveling Beer Garden, Will Pop Up at 14 Philly Parks This Summer
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
  • 2016 Trail Permit Application
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers