At this time of year, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is thankful for:

  • The colorful foliage and cool weather.
  • An abundance of outdoor activities.
  • The many volunteers who will take part in Love Your Park Fall Service Day.
  • And our staff and partners who help make fall festive—and fun!

Here’s a taste of what’s happening at parks and rec sites this November:

Monday, November 1 & Tuesday, November 2

1. Day of the Dead Altar at LOVE Park

When: Now through November 02, 2021—all day.
Where: LOVE Park, 1501 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19102.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a tradition celebrated in Mexico on the 1st and 2nd of each November. It is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and honor their memory.  Come celebrate at LOVE Park with an altar created by Mexican artist Cesar Viveros. Read more about the tradition and LOVE Park display.

Friday, November 5

2. Beginner Bird Walks

When: November 05, 2021 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

Join JoAnne Woods for bird walks through the Andorra Natural Area. These walks are geared towards adults interested in learning about bird watching and bird-watching resources. These walks are in partnership with the Andorra Library. Adults only. Please bring a mask. Find out more about the walks and register one week in advance.

Saturday, November 6

3. Gold Star Park Craft’n’Flea

When: November 06, 2021 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gold Star Park, 613 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

A market with original crafts, vintage housewares, used treasures, and ephemera. Raindate November 7. View more information.

4. Philly Goat Project at Penn Treaty Park

When: November 06, 2021 — 1 to 3 p.m.
When: Penn Treaty Park, 1301 Beach St Philadelphia, PA 19125.

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park invite you to walk, learn and play with goats from the Philly Goat Project! Free, family-friendly event. No registration is required. Rain date November 7, same time. Check out additional event details and learn more about the Philly Goat Project.

Saturday, November 13

Love Your Park Fall Service Day

Every year on this day volunteers bring extra love, resources, and attention to Philly’s public green spaces. The 2021 event features clean-ups in over 100 parks across the city. Fairmount Park Conservancy and our network of park friends groups organize these activities. Learn more about the event and register today!

6. Regional Fossils and Rocks

When: November 13, 2021 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Learn about and see some of the common fossils found in our region. Explore a nearby rock outcropping and find out about the types of rocks in the Philadelphia area. Read more about it.

Sunday, November 14

Paint & Sip at Bartram’s Garden.

7. Paint & Sip: Golden Ginkgo at Bartram’s Garden

When: November 14, 2021 — 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19143.

Believed to be the oldest surviving specimen in North America, the Ginkgo tree at Bartram’s Garden brings vibrant golden hues to the autumn scene each year. Join us for a very special BYO Paint and Sip event, and capture the fall splendor of the Ginkgo biloba on canvas. Registration is limited. Read more details and register today.

Thursday, November 18

8. Sharing Nature with Children: Animals Preparing for Winter

When: November 18, 2021 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Rd Philadelphia, PA 19115.

Children 3-6 with an adult are invited to learn how animals get ready for the winter. To register email or call (215) 685-0470.

Saturday, November 20

Drop-in Archery at Pennypack on the Delaware.

9. Let’s Go Outdoors—Drop-in Archery

When: November 20, 2021 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a recurring event. View additional dates.
Where: Pennypack on the Delaware, 8201 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA, 19136.

Free drop-in archery event in partnership with Riverfront North. Learn how to safely use a bow and arrow to shoot a target. All ages (ideally 8 years or older for easier use of bow and arrow). No drop-offs, as parental assistance will be required. Read more about drop-in details and registration.