This holiday season, take your family on a Philly playground tour!

Finding fun things to do with children has never been more important. The Parks & Rec Capital team has been hard at work to give Philly families even more great places to play. This is the perfect time to check out the new play areas that opened across the city this year.

Here’s a snapshot of all the cool new things you’ll find:

[Click on a site’s name below for detailed location information.]

East Passyunk Community Center

  • Musical play equipment, including drums and a xylophone.
  • Five-foot standing chin bar.
  • Safety surface to ensure safe, inclusive play.
A musical play piece at the East Passyunk Community Center.
  • Updated equipment and safety surface.
  • Decorative boulders for seating.
  • ADA accessible ramp.
Gold Star Park’s new playground.
  • Updated contemporary, inclusive play equipment.
  • New sprayground.
  • Trees to provide shady spaces.
New play equipment and safety surface at Granahan Playground.
  • New playground and sprayground.
  • Natural design inspired by nearby Cobbs Creek.
  • New pavement, landscaping, and fencing.
Children enjoy a new addition at McCreesh Playground.
  • Nature-inspired playground.
  • Space to climb, swing, and practice balance.
  • Wood safety surface.
Natural play area at McMichael Park.
  • Yalp Arch with interactive electronic games.
  • New play area with inclusive equipment.
  • Adult fitness equipment.
Nicetown Park’s new play equipment and the orange interactive Yalp Arch (on right).
  • New basketball court and line games.
  • Updated playground and sprayground.
  • More trees to create shaded spaces.
Children enjoy the climber at Roosevelt Playground.
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