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  • Saint-Gobain's global exhibition visits The Oval May 30-June 6, 2015. This free, immersive experience will be complemented by a pop-up beer garden and a variety of food trucks.  [...]
  • Every day in April, you can vote for one of three local projects to receive a $20,000 grant! The park, playground or rec center with the most votes at the end of April will receive the funding. [...]
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for lifeguards to work at our outdoor pools each summer and indoor pools year-round. Find out how you can become certified! [...]
  • Prepare for trail season by learning more about PPR's trail locations, permit requirements and rules. With more than 200 miles of trails, we've got something for everyone! [...]

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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.

What's New

  • Pathport to PPR
  • 2015 Summer Sports Camps
  • April 2015 Newsletter
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
  • Project 250 Velodrome Determination from Commission on Parks and Recreation
  • April 30 LOVE Park Public Meeting
  • BirdPhilly
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers