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  • The second season of Parks on Tap, our mobile beer garden that travels to a new park each week, kicks off on May 17! Enjoy food, beverages, ample seating, restrooms and additional amenities in a park setting. [...]
  • This summer is packed with fun movie nights, concerts, fitness programs, and more in Philly's parks, playgrounds and recreation centers! [...]
  • On Saturday, September 9, run or walk through the famed wooded trails of East Fairmount Park where heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier trained! [...]
  • Don't miss out on another season of fabulous events at the Dell. From the Essence of Entertainment Concert Series to orchestra performances to movie nights, we've got it all! [...]

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

  • THE GLOW: A Jack O'Lantern Experience comes to life in West Fairmount Park October 2017
  • August 2017 Newsletter
  • McMichael Park Nature Play Space Design Concept
  • How to Report a Tree Emergency
  • Dog Regulations and Best Practices
  • 2017 Trail Permit Application
  • Major Road Closures and Detours
  • 100% Smoke-Free Parks and Rec Centers