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  • Every day in April you can vote for one of three local projects to receive a $20,000 grant. The site with the most votes at the end of April will receive the funding. [...]
  • From educational programming to competitive sports events, with a few spring celebrations sprinkled in between, there are plenty of ways to embrace the warm weather all around the city.  [...]
  • 2017 lifeguard courses will run continuously from January through June. The most important step to do right now is to begin swimming and get screened. It's not too early to start! [...]
  • Join us May 13-21 for a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse parks, featuring nine days of service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activities, tours and more.  [...]

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

  • May 2017 Newsletter
  • Boathouse Row Lights
  • Philadelphia Activities Fund Now Accepting Applications!
  • 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