Note: events in our parks will operate under the City’s Reopening With Care guidelines.

Parks on Tap is back for its fifth season of supporting Philadelphia’s parks. The traveling beer garden will operate in fixed locations this year.

Each location offers:

  • Family- and dog-friendly outdoor fun.
  • Ample room for social distancing.
  • Fresh food.
  • Beers on tap and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Comfortable seating and tables.
  • Clean restrooms.

Proceeds from Parks on Tap benefit the city’s parks and recreation spaces. The 2020 events will be self-sufficient and will not use park facilities. Parks on Tap will provide its own bathrooms, seating, shade, and lights. That means more funds will be available for park improvements and programming!

NOTE: Parks on Tap on the grounds of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center closed on August 23. 

Parks on Tap locations include:

1) Fairmount Water Works

650 Water Works Dr., Philadelphia, PA, 19130

Parks on Tap has partnered with businesses near the historic Water Works in East Fairmount Park. These include:

  • Cosmic Cafe – features a menu with fresh, local ingredients from farmers who practice sustainable farming practices. Chef Peg Botto offers delicious, scratch-made food daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wheel Fun rentals – offer family-friendly surrey rides for sightseeing along Boathouse Row. Two-wheel bike rentals are a way to explore Fairmount Park while maintaining social distance.

2) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park

1500 Pattison Avenue & South Broad Street

Parks on Tap’s FDR Park outpost is conveniently located across Broad Street from the Sports Complex. This location features 50,000 square feet of space.

Safety guidelines

To keep patrons and staff healthy, the garden will feature these safety measures:

  • Guests must check-in online to allow for contact tracing.
  • Social distancing markers will be posted in lines and waiting areas.
  • Seating will be spaced to maintain 6 feet of social distance.
  • A wait list will be established when the garden’s capacity limit is reached. Guests may explore the Horticulture Center grounds while they wait.
  • Sanitizing spray and /or wipes will be available so guests can wipe down chairs and tables.
  • Staff and guests in the beer garden area must wear a mask at all times, except when seated.

If you go…

Parks on Tap is free to enter.

Check-in online to allow for contact tracing.

  • Monday to Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
General guidelines:
  • Parks on Tap is family- and dog-friendly.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Food and drink are pay-as-you-go.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served.
Parks on Tap is a partnership between Parks & Rec and FCM Hospitality. Part of all proceeds are donated to Fairmount Park Conservancy. The Conservancy helps restore and maintain Philly’s parks.

Read the detailed COVID-19 safety precautions, transportation and parking information, menu details, and more.