Spring officially starts on March 19. This is a great time to get outside and shake off the winter blues. Check out these March events at Parks & Rec and our partners’ sites:

  • Enjoy some sugary sweetness by celebrating Maple Sugar Day.   
  • Celebrate mud day and get dirty exploring the garden.
  • Go on a walk or hike in the park—including a nighttime moonwalk.
  • Watch the relighting of Boathouse Row.  
  • Get creative and learn about scherenschnitte (paper cutting).  

Please note: events may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. Be sure to check the links below to confirm date, time, and location.


Walk with Me  

March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tacony Creek Park—location changes see below.  

Calling all walkers. Enjoy a healthy and empowering walk. Organized by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. The meeting location alternates every week. The two locations are Whitaker Avenue and E. Loudon Street and East Tabor Road and East Olney Avenue Gateways. Learn more and register online. 

Maple Sugar Day at Fox Chase Farm 

March 2, 2024
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fox Chase Farm—8500 Pine Road, 19111. 

Learn the process of maple sugaring and watch the making of maple candy. Then sample pancakes with pure maple syrup. There will also be vendors, food trucks, games, and more. No registration is required. View more details on Facebook.  

Little Explorers: Mud Month

March 6, 2024
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bartram’s Garden Courtyard—5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, 19143.  

Children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to explore, walk in the garden, and listen to stories. Organized by Bartram’s Garden. Go to their website for more details.  

Boathouse Row Relighting

March 7, 2024
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fairmount Fish Ladder—Schuylkill River Trail, 19131.

Ready to light up the night? The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks & Rec are thrilled to announce the official relighting of Boathouse Row. Learn more and register for this free event.  

Wissahickon Women: Trailblazers in Nature

March 8, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet at Hermit Lane Entrance—near Hermitage Mansion, 700 Hermit Lane, 19128. 

Celebrate International Women’s Day by taking a hike. Explore the trails and listen to stories of women who had an impact on the park. Organized by Friends of Wissahickon. See details and register for this event.  

Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) Workshop with Tacony LAB

March 9, 2024
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Glen Foerd—5001 Grant Avenue, 19114. 

Scherenschnitte is the German word for scissor cut. Learn how to cut out a design or use patterns that can be traced to make your very own. No experience is necessary. Learn more about this free event and register now.  

Footsteps of the First People: Guided Hike & Meditation

March 16, 2024
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Belmont Plateau—1800 Belmont Mansion Drive, 19131.  

Lenape nature healer Krista Nelson will lead a guided hike and meditation. Organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Register and buy tickets for this event on their website.  

Spring Equinox Walk

March 19, 2024
10 a.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600a Verree Road, 19115.  

Celebrate spring with a leisurely morning walk. See more details and register for this free event.  

Park After Dark: Moonwalk and Stargazing Party

March 19, 2024
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lemon Hill Mansion—Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive, 19130. 

Astronomer and educator Buddy Muhler will lead the moonwalk and telescope observation. Learn more and buy tickets for this event on Facebook.  

Science for Seniors: Greener Bubbles

March 20, 2024
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600a Verree Road, 19115. 

Come create cleaners that are eco, family, and pet friendly. Learn more on Facebook.  

Vegetable Seed Starting Workshop 

March 23, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Juniata Golf Club—1391 E. Cayuga Street, 19124.  

Learn how to effectively plant and grow vegetable seeds indoors. Organized by Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. See more details and register for this free event. 

“The Story of Plastic” Screening

March 27, 2024
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Glen Foerd—5001 Grant Avenue, 19114.  

Don’t miss a screening of “The Story of Plastic” (2019). The film is a “searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution.” Learn more and register to see a free screening below.