By SueAnn Rybak, Communications Associate

As summer winds down, the hustle and bustle of everyday life returns. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and our partners offer activities to help you stay healthy and practice self-care. This September, you can visit one of our sites to:

  • Learn meditation or yoga outdoors.
  • Soak in the sunset on a kayak cruise.
  • Attend the Honey Festival and taste honey from all over the region.
  • Hike in the woods and enjoy s’mores around a campfire.
  • Take part in an organized walk or run.

Check out the details for these events below. And be sure to check out our events calendar for the full roster of fun!

Yoga at Powers Park 

September 1, 2022
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Powers Park – 2965 Almond St., Philadelphia, PA, 19134 

All-levels, free outdoor yoga in Port Richmond. All you need to bring is yourself, your mat and your water. No yoga experience is required. Please register in advance, class size is limited.  

 We Walk PHL

September 3, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tacony Creek Park – Whitaker Ave. and Loudon St., Philadelphia, PA, 19120 

Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail as a part of We Walk PHL. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email View additional information.

Yoga on the Pier 

September 6, 2022
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pennypack on the Delaware – 8201 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA, 19136 

Join Riverfront North Partnership and Roots2Rise for an all-levels outdoor flow at Pennypack on the Delaware, Tuesdays from 7-8 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Join at the grass pier in the park. Park access road at 7801 State Rd, just south of Rhawn St. Class is free but donations are welcome. Please bring your own mat. Please register in advance. 

Wednesday Meditations 

September 7, 2022
**Recurs Wednesdays**
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wissahickon Environmental Center – 300 West Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118. 

Explore various modalities of meditation in this 6-week program. Bring something to sit on such as a pillow, bolster, or mat. Consider sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle. Program is in partnership with the Andorra branch of the Free Library. Register for the event. Registration opens one week before the program. 

13th Annual Honey Festival  

September 8, 2022 — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Glen Foerd on the Delaware

September 11, 2022 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Bartram’s Garden 

Celebrate honey bees and the marvelous products they make. Learn about bees, plants, and pollinators in activities for all ages.

Glen Foerd on the Delaware will host the first night of the Honey Festival on September 8 with food trucks, games, and family activities on the lawn. Enjoy a plant walk with herbalist and forager Alyssa Schimmel and discover pollinators on the beautiful grounds.  

Historic Bartram’s Garden will close out the festivities with community-based vendors, food trucks, and games, costume-making, science and music for children. Don Shump will demonstrate his bee beard.  

The Honey Festival is sponsored by The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, Glen Foerd  on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartrams Garden. For more information go to The 13th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival.  

Young Adults Hike & S’mores 

September 13, 2022
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center – 8600 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 

Young adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join us for an evening hike and then have a campfire and make smores. Call 215-685-0470 or email for more information

FDR Park Plan Walk and Talk 

September 17, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
FDR Park – Broad St. And Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19145 

 Exciting changes are coming to FDR Park over the next several years. Join us for an approximately 2-hour tour (with many stops) to learn more about how the FDR Park Plan’s two main zones–the Ecological Core and Urban Edge–will balance nature, water, and human activity into one unified, climate resilient system. Maura McCarthy and Justin DiBerardinis will lead this free, two-hour walking tour.   

11th Annual Boxers’ Trail 

September 17, 2022 
8:30 event day registration and packet pick
9:30 a.m. race/walk begins
Mander Playground – 2140 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19121 

 Walk or run the scenic cliff paths of the Boxers’ Trail in East Fairmount Park where heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier trained. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Mander Playground. Packet pickup and event day registration begin at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds support youth programs at Mander Playground and the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.  

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour 

September 22, 2022
5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Schuylkill Banks, Walnut Street Dock – under the Walnut Street Bridge on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. 

Kayaking on the tidal Schuylkill offers a whole new perspective on our city and its water source. Tour departs from the Walnut Street dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and heads upriver to the Fairmount Waterworks. Enjoy spectacular views of the Art Museum and the city skyline. Experienced kayak guides will share interesting information along the way. No gear or kayaking experience necessary. Kayaking equipment and instruction provided by Hidden River Outfitters. Read more and purchase tickets. This event is organized by Schuylkill Banks