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.
Sep30EventBird Walk at Upper8:00 am to 11:00 amUpper Roxborough ResevoirEvent
Bird Walk at UpperSeptember 30, 20238:00 am to 11:00 am, 3 hoursUpper Roxborough ResevoirmapThe Upper Roxborough Reservoir is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facility. The mostly drained reservoir has a little bit of everything: woods, meadows, wetlands, and open water. We can observe canopy-feeding birds at eye level in the trees growing on the steep slope of the old reservoir. The reservoir's north rim is a great vantage point for scanning the open sky for migrating raptors. https://www.facebook.com/events/3520491291612902/
Sep30EventFall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show11:00 am to 4:00 pm8600A Verree Road,Philadelphia,19115,USEvent
Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts ShowSeptember 30, 202311:00 am to 4:00 pm, 5 hours8600A Verree Road,Philadelphia,19115,USmapSave the date for our annual Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show. Local artists, apple pressing, kids' activities, and more! $ Local Artists FREE Kids' activities, apple pressing, campfire, and more. No registration. Just come by! Questions? 215.685.0470 or PEC@phila.gov https://www.facebook.com/events/171222855934346/
Oct4EventNoon Bird Walks at the Tree House12:00 pm to 1:00 pmWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HouseEvent
Noon Bird Walks at the Tree HouseOctober 4, 202312:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hourWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HousemapEnjoy an expert guided bird walk during fall migration. If it's raining we will watch the feeders from inside and talk about birds! https://www.facebook.com/events/704850614817424/?event_time_id=704850641484088