Are you looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2023? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and our partners invite you to celebrate Earth Day all-month long at one of these fun spring events.

Volunteer day at Wissahickon Valley Park

April 2, 2023
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) – 300 W. Northwestern Avenue, 19118.

Spring is almost here. It’s time to clean the park, spread mulch, and begin planting. Email to volunteer.

Second Saturdays

April 8, 2023
1o a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cobbs Creek Park – 250 S. 63rd Street, 19143.

Help preserve the forests of Cobbs Creek Park. Join Parks & Rec for a restoration project to remove invasive vines and shrubs. All tools and materials will be provided, including work gloves. Learn more and register.

Empowering Philadelphia’s parks with Alex Doty

April 11, 2023
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Valley Green Inn – 7 Valley Green Road, 19128.

What can the next mayor do to create a great park in every neighborhood? Alex Doty is the executive director of the Parks & Rec Heroes Fund. He works to help create great public spaces including the Circuit trails and bike lanes. Go to FOW’s website for more details.

Botanical ink with Nicole Duprée

April 14, 2023
1 p.m. to 3 pm.
Pennypack Environmental Center – 8600A Verree Road, 19115.

Make your own ink for drawing and writing using flowers, plants, and other simple ingredients. Buy tickets for this event on Eventbrite.

Youth football day at FDR Park

April 15, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FDR Park Boathouse – 1500 Pattison Avenue, 19145.

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks & Rec for a fun-filled youth football day at FDR Park. There will be football clinics, kayak tours, face painting, food trucks, music and more. Register for this free event now.

Spring fest

April 15, 2023
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden – 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, 19143.

Bartram’s Garden invites you to their free annual celebration of spring. This year’s theme is “The Beauty of Urban Ecology.” It is hosted in partnership with Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Clean Water Action. Come enjoy workshops, tours of the garden, music, children’s activities, food and more. Learn more details. 

Philly Spring Cleanup

April 15, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tacony Creek Park Gateway – l Street and Ramona Avenue, 19124.

Celebrate spring by cleaning up along Ramona Avenue and the Tacony Creek Park gateway. Register for this event. 

Subaru Cherry Festival of Greater Philadelphia

April 15 and April 16, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horticulture Center and Centennial Arboretum – 100 N. Horticultural Drive, 19131.

The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring celebration of Japanese arts and culture. The event features live music and dance performances, arts and crafts, a vendor fair and much more. Read more about this family-friendly free event. 

Yoga in the park

April 16, 2023
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Azaela Garden (across from Lloyd Hall) – Water Works Drive, 19130.

Celebrate spring with yoga in Fairmount Park’s beautiful Azalea Garden. It is located across from Llyod Hall. Join yoga instructors from Tulga Yoga for an all-levels class. Register for this event and buy tickets.

Earth Day celebration (an afterschool art adventure)

April 18, 2023
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center – 8600A Verree Road, 19115.

Celebrate Earth Day by making a nature craft. Register and see details on Eventbrite.

Sheep shearing day

April 22, 2023
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fox Chase Farm – 8500 Pine Road, 19111.

Come celebrate Earth Day at Pennypack’s annual Sheep Shearing Day. Enjoy sheep shearing and blacksmith demonstrations. Plus, there will be candle dipping, crafts, wool spinning, hayrides, fiber arts, and music. Bring cash for the $5/person entry fee, 4-H fundraisers, and food. Learn more.

Earth Day craft & litter pick up

April 22, 2023
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Stinger Square Playground – 1400 S. 32nd Street, 19146.

Let’s Go Outdoors has teamed up with Friends of the Wissahickon to offer fun, free outdoor activities. Do some crafts and get to know and care for Stinger Square Park. Learn more and register.

Parks & Rec job fair

April 22, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dell Music Center – 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, 19132.

Parks & Rec and the Dell Music Center are hosting a job fair. Besides great employment opportunities, there will be entertainment, food, beverages, and information about community resources. To register or for more information, email

Earth Day Holistic Fair and Native Plant Swap

April 22, 2023
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Cedars House Cafe – Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue, 19118.

Enjoy a day of healing, music, kids activities, and art in nature. Go to Facebook for more information. 

Earth Day Celebration and Community Clean-up

April 22, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fishtown Recreation Center – 1202-32 E Montgomery Avenue, 19125.

Fishtown Neighborhood Association and Parks and Rec invite you to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the park. Participate in the Kindness Rocks Art Project. Shop sustainable businesses. Plus, enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities at the Fishtown Rec Center. Learn more. 

Birds of a Feather

April 22, 2023
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tacony Creek Park – Whitaker Avenue and East Loudon Street, 19120.

Tookany/Tacony -Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. invites the public to their second Birds of a Feather to celebrate Trails and Earth Day 2023. Enjoy hands-on art, nature, and water activities. See talented community artists paint. Watch Visual Urban Renewal & Transformation Collective refresh our bird murals. Learn more and register on Facebook. 

An afrocentric Earth Day celebration

April 23, 2023
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fairmount Park Horticultural center – 100 N. Horticultural Drive, 19131.

The ROOTS Art Show is a collaborative artistic experience. The show highlights the work of different artists, working in a variety of mediums. Besides art for sale, there will also be live paintings and performances! Learn more and buy tickets at Eventbrite.

Register for a free tree

May 20, 2023 – registration opens Monday, April 24, 2023
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Awbury Recreation Center – 6101 Ardleigh Street, 19138.

Register to get a free tree from TreePhilly. TreePhilly is a joint program of Parks & Rec and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Registration begins April 24, 2023. The deadline to register is May 16, 2023. Go to TreePhilly for more information. 

Arbor Day in Fairmount Park

April 28, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fairmount Park Horticultural center – 100 N. Horticultural Drive, 19131.

Help improve the natural area of West Fairmount Park and plant native trees and shrubs for Arbor Day. Register now. 


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