Back to school doesn’t mean the end of fun at Parks & Rec! Our rec centers and playgrounds offer year round activities for youth and families. Afterschool programs are a great way to introduce children to the variety of recreational options available to Philadelphia kids.

Our caring staff are trained to provide a safe, welcoming environment in neighborhood recreation centers where children can have fun, eat nutritious snacks, and make friends.

Philadelphia Parks & Rec afterschool programs allow youth to play, learn, and grow! Highlights include:

  • Sports, athletics, and games. 
  • Environmental education and outdoor activities.
  • Arts–creative, performing, and visual.
  • Reading and STEM.
  • Culture and community awareness.
  • Health and wellness.

Programs are available to young people ages 6-12. Typical programs run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but hours vary by site.

Registered after school programs will begin on or before September 12, 2022. All other staffed recreation centers will offer drop-in programming from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. by that time.

Contact your local rec center to register today!