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  • This fall, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is partnering with Roots2Rise to bring yoga programming to nine recreation centers throughout Philadelphia.  [...]
  • PPR staff, volunteer Friends Groups, and partners have planned lots of holiday celebrations, tours, musical and theater performances, seasonal markets, greens sales and more this holiday season! [...]
  • Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Village returns to LOVE Park for its tenth anniversary season! The open-air market will remain open through Christmas Eve.  [...]
  • 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

  • December 25 Closure Notice
  • December 2017 Newsletter
  • McMichael Park Nature Play Space Design Concept
  • Boathouse Row Lights
  • How to Report a Tree Emergency
  • Dog Regulations and Best Practices
  • 2017 Trail Permit Application
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers