Note: events in our parks will operate under the City’s Safer at Home guidelines.

Parks on Tap is back for its fifth season of supporting Philadelphia’s parks. The traveling beer garden will operate in several fixed locations this year. The first location opened on June 12 on the grounds of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. This art-filled green space in West Fairmount Park will host the garden all summer long.

Each year, garden proceeds benefit’s 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!

Location highlights

Highlights of the Horticulture Center location include:

  • 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.
  • Ample room for social distancing.
  • Fresh food.
  • Beers on tap.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Comfortable chairs.
  • Clean restrooms.

The Horticulture Center building is currently closed. But guests should explore the extensive grounds. Check out this Museum Without Walls map of the many sculptures in the area. Or download this app to learn more about the history of the artworks.

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.