Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Protecting over 10,200 acres of public land and waterways, and managing hundreds of recreation, environmental, and cultural centers.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

What we do

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation connects the city’s residents to the natural world, to each other, and to fun physical and social opportunities. We manage historically significant Philadelphia events and special venues, and we work with communities and organizations, leading capital projects and introducing creative programming.

Philadelphia’s large, diverse parks and recreation system provides something for everyone. Listed below are some of facilities and programs we’re responsible for:

  • 300+ neighborhood parks, rec centers, and playgrounds
  • 166 miles of trails and 40 historic sites
  • 60 community gardens, farms, and orchards
  • 3 environmental education centers
  • 600+ baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields
  • 74 pools
  • 400+ basketball and 200+ tennis courts
  • 5 ice skating rinks
  • 6 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

Connect

Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Announcements

Parks & Rec requests for proposals

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Fund have posted the following requests for proposals in support of Parks & Rec’s strategic plan:

The deadline for proposal submissions is July 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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Events

  • Jul
    17
    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park

    July 17, 2019
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
  • Jul
    17
    Parks on Tap: Discovery Center
    5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    The Discovery Center

    Parks on Tap: Discovery Center

    July 17, 2019
    5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 5 hours
    The Discovery Center
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    JOIN US AT A BRAND NEW PARK THIS WEEK! HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM ABOUT DISCOVERY CENTER: The Discovery Center is a partnership between the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and the National Audubon Society. The site in East Fairmount Park was designed to preserve and protect an important resource for over 100 species of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, and to provide public access and programming on 50 acres of parkland, including the 37-acre Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. No park is too far when you’re biking, walking, or taking SEPTA. Use Go Philly Go to get to The Discovery Center this week. http://bit.ly/2D9QZ1G -- Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID and receive $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap Location! https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163 -- PARKING: On-site parking lot. Overflow can park along Reservoir Drive. EVENTS: Wed 7/17 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Discovery Center 50% of the proceeds will go to support the Discovery Center. Join Roots2Rise from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park every Thursday! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. https://www.facebook.com/events/398642847620265/
  • Jul
    17
    Oldies in the Park
    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA

    Oldies in the Park

    July 17, 2019
    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
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