Philadelphia began reopening with care in early July. Read what this means for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation services and sites. This replaces the guidance listed below.
These actions are part of the City’s effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.
Please note that the information below applies until further notice. Under the City of Philadelphia’s Stay at Home Order:
CLOSED OR CANCELED
Buildings, playgrounds, athletic courts:
Parks & Rec buildings, playgrounds, athletic courts, and restrooms are closed until further notice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from the East Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval until further notice. The 24-hour-a-day closure will allow trail users more space for social distancing.
- Construction projects at all Parks & Rec sites have stopped until further notice.
Events, programs, and services:
Parks & Rec events and programs are canceled or postponed until further notice.
Permitted events on Parks & Rec land are canceled or postponed during this time period as well.
Parks & Rec’s parks, athletic fields, and trails remain open. Be sure to practice safe social distancing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from East Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval until further notice. The 24-hour-a-day closure will allow trail users more space for social distancing.
- Parks & Rec’s five golf courses and two driving ranges reopen on May 1. Patrons and maintenance staff will be required to practice safe social distancing. Advance reservations will be required at golf courses. Read the full details.
- Park maintenance operations such as trash pickup, landscaping, and turf management will continue. These limited operations may be suspended at any time.
MEAL & FOOD SITES
- Meals are available for youth ages pre-K to 18 at partner sites across the city. Learn more about the meal sites and view an interactive map.
- Certain Parks & Rec sites are serving as locations where any resident can pick up free food for their household. Learn where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19.
- Parks & Rec’s older adult centers are offering grab-and-go meals for seniors.
- Meals are given out on Monday and Wednesday of each week.
People will get two meals on Monday and three meals on Wednesday.
The extra meals will be frozen so they can be eaten later.
- Starting April 29 you can also pick up meals on Monday and Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at our West Oak Lane and South Philadelphia older adult centers.
IF YOU GO OUTDOORS…
Follow the advice of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Department:
Do not go out if you are self-quarantining or do not feel well. Know the symptoms.
Practice safe social distancing (keep at least six feet away from other people).
Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol or wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Do not use athletic courts and playground equipment.
Information is updated daily on the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone. Call the helpline 24/7 to speak with a health care professional: 1-800-722-7112.