Here’s the latest update from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation about what’s open to the public, and what’s not.
These actions are part of the City’s effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.
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.
- 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.
- Three of Parks & Rec’s older adult centers are offering grab-and-go meals for seniors. Starting April 6, this will occur 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. Pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday at Northeast, Mann, and Martin Luther King, Jr. older adult centers.
IF YOU GO OUTDOORS…
Do not go out if you are self-quarantining or do not feel well. Know the symptoms.
Practice safe social distancing (remain 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.