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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will suspend all programs and close most recreation centers beginning Monday, March 16.

  • 50 recreation centers will remain open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to provide meals to children 18 and under.
  • Six older adult centers will also remain open.
See the full list of sites below.

 What’s open?

  • 50 recreation centers will remain open from 2 p.m.. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. These centers will provide grab-and-go meals to young people ages 18 and under. Meals will be distributed at 3 p.m. each afternoon.
  • Parks & Recreation’s six older adult centers will remain open on a regular schedule (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for meal service.
  • Parks & Rec’s parks, athletic fields, and trails remain open. Be sure to: 

 What’s closed?

These actions are part of the City’s effort to address the impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). They will ensure that young people and older adults have safe places and nutritious meals.
Parks & Rec developed this plan in close coordination with:
  • city agencies
  • the School District of Philadelphia
  • other partners

The following Parks & Rec sites will be open to provide meals to children 18 & under from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meals will be distributed at 3 p.m. each afternoon.
Please note: sites will be evaluated on an on-going basis. This will help ensure that as many young people as possible receive meals.



Athletic Recreation Center 1400 N 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Belfield Recreation Center 2109 W Chew Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Bridesburg Recreation Center 4601 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center 2551 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Christy Recreation Center 728 S 55th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Clemente Playground 1800 Wallace St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Cobbs Creek Recreation Center 280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Cohocksink Recreation Center 2901 Cedar St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
East Passyunk Recreation Center 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Dorothy Emanuel Playground 8500 Pickering St, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Francis Myers Recreation Center 5801 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Feltonville Recreation Center 221 E Wyoming Ave # 231, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Fox Chase Recreation Center 7901 Ridgeway St., Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Gambrel Recreation Center 1900 Wakeling St., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Hank Gathers Recreation Center 2501-19 W Diamond St., Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Guerin Recreation Center 2201 S. 16th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19145
Happy Hollow Playground 4800 Wayne Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Hawthorne Cultural Center 1200 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Houseman Playground 5091 Summerdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
J. Finnegan Playground 6801 Grovers Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19142
Jardel Recreation Center 1400 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Kendrick Recreation Center 5822-24 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19128
Kingsessing Recreation Center 4901 Kingsessing Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19143
Lawncrest Recreation Center 6000 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Lee Cultural Center 328 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Lonnie Young Recreation Center 1100 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Mallery Playground 100 E Johnson St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Marian Anderson Recreation Center 740 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Max Meyers Recreation Center 1601 Hellerman St, Philadelphia, PA 19149
McVeigh Recreation Center 400-64 E Ontario St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
MIles Mack Playground 732 N 36th St #66, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Murphy Recreation Center 300 Shunk St., Philadelphia, PA, 19148
Olney Recreation Center 100 E. Godfrey Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19120
Palmer Playground 3035 Comly Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Palumbo Recreation Center 725 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pelbano Recreation Center 8101 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152
Piccoli Playground 1501 E Bristol St, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Rivera Recreation Center 3201 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Samuel Recreation Center 3539 Gaul St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Shepard Recreation Center 5700 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Simons Recreation Center 7200 Woolston Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19138
Starr Garden Playground 600-44 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Towey Playground 1832 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Tustin Recreation Center 5901-29 W. Columbia Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19151
Vare Recreation Center 2600 Morris St., Philadelphia, PA, 19145
Vogt Playground 4131 Unruh Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19135
Water Tower Recreation Center 209-99 E. Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19118
Wharton Square 2300 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA, 19146
Zeihler Playground 200-64 E. Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19120
See a full list of sites providing meals and safe spaces for youth 18 and under.