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
  • 5 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Jan
    26
    Greenhouse Yoga
    9:30 am to 11:00 am
    Fairmount Park Conservancy

    Greenhouse Yoga

    January 26, 2020
    9:30 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    Fairmount Park Conservancy
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    Escape the winter blues with an all-levels vinyasa style yoga class surrounded by tropical plants inside a greenhouse! Classes are led by Lauren Daddis and select classes are accompanied by Johnny Baba on the singing bowls. Most classes are at 9:30am unless otherwise noted. Due to the large size of the class, we recommend yogis have at least one yoga class under their belt. Classes are led by Lauren Daddis. Classes are $15 for non-members, **FREE (you read that right!)** for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy starts at $35 and helps support our work in Philly’s parks. At $50 and above you will receive a map and a Park Perk Pass to use throughout the park system for exciting discounts (including 20% off the nearby Treetop Quest course, BOGO admission at Shofuso, discounts on Wheel Fun Rentals, and more). To learn more about membership please click here. Please bring your own yoga mat and water! Please note that the floor of the Horticulture Center is similar to an outdoor surface. You may want to bring something to place under your yoga mat (both for padding and to keep your yoga mat clean) or be prepared to clean your yoga mat after the class because it will get dirty! We do not offer refunds for these classes. Please direct all questions to shirschler@myphillypark.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/3361019130635892/
  • Jan
    26
    Laugh About It: Community Comedy Show & Toy Giveaway
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Bartram's Garden

    Laugh About It: Community Comedy Show & Toy Giveaway

    January 26, 2020
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    Bartram's Garden
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    Kick back for an evening of laughs with some of Philly's best comedic talent, featuring host Mel Harris and headliner Anthony Moore (Comedy Central, Hart of the City) Plus a live musical performance from Eli Capella! Arrive at 4 for refreshments and to get your ticket for the toy give-away (first come first served) Sunday January 26 4-7pm FREE 4-5pm: Refreshments and tickets for toy giveaway Bartram's Garden in the Coach House 5400 Lindbergh Blvd Hosted by Mel Harris Featuring Anthony Moore Chase Lamar Pretty Smilez Live Musical Performance by Eli Capella https://www.facebook.com/events/2464596293758971/
  • Jan
    26
    Friends of Bardascino Park Annual Meeting
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Christ's United Presbyterian Church Enter at side door

    Friends of Bardascino Park Annual Meeting

    January 26, 2020
    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 2 hours
    Christ's United Presbyterian Church Enter at side door
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    Annual meeting to discuss park improvement projects, fundraising, planning park events and more! All welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/816761448748722/

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