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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.

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

  • Jun
    20
    Solstice Hike
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Solstice Hike

    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    Registration: https://forms.gle/41AGDUSAtsi1oeWB7

    SUMMER SOLSTICE WALK  
    June 20 | 10-11 a.m.

    Summer arrives at 4:50 PM June 20. Join us as we mindfully hike through the forest and along the creek setting our intentions for the season to come. Adults Only. Free.

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot predict the appearances of specific wildlife, full moon, etc., however, you can expect a beautiful hike in nature. These are all-weather, outdoor program. Please dress for the weather and hiking. The center, bathrooms, and picnic areas are all accessible, however, the trails are rocky and uneven.
  • Jun
    20
    Summer block parties in Tacony Creek Park
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park

    Summer block parties in Tacony Creek Park

    June 20, 2024
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Do you and your family enjoy using the Tacony Creek Park trail? Join us for our FREE annual summer Block Parties, June 18-20, from 5 PM to 7 PM! 🎉
    Come celebrate the park, access valuable community resources, take home a recycling bin, and enjoy many more exciting activities! ♻️
    Bring your friends and family for an evening of fun and community engagement. 
    Rain dates: June 25, 26, and 27. 
    See Facebook for more information.
  • Jun
    20
    CANCELED: Summer Solstice in the Wissahickon with Melinda Spink and Melvin Chappell
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    PA

    CANCELED: Summer Solstice in the Wissahickon with Melinda Spink and Melvin Chappell

    June 20, 2024
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 2 hours
    PA
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    This hike has been canceled due to the forecasted heat wave. Stay cool folks! Join us to hike Houston Meadow to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Observe changes in the park as the season changes from spring to summer. We will share interesting facts about the Wissahickon and the Summer Solstice. Distance: 2.5 miles Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces) Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Marisa Miller at miller@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.

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