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
- 272 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
Nov19EventHorses and History: An Afternoon at the Monastery Stables1:00 pm to 4:00 pmMonastery Stables, 3738, 1000 Kitchens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USAEvent
Horses and History: An Afternoon at the Monastery StablesNovember 19, 20181:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hoursMonastery Stables, 3738, 1000 Kitchens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USAmapThis will be an afternoon of horse people, horse history, and horses! Authors Dr. David Contosta and Dr. Nancy Peter will be leading discussions and signing books. There will be also be outdoor horse demonstrations, light refreshments, and a silent auction. For information & to RSVP email: Diane@GarveyResources.com. Learn more at www.monasterystables.org.
Nov19EventCommission Meeting6:00 pm to 8:00 pmEast Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAEvent
Commission MeetingNovember 19, 20186:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hoursEast Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAmapThe Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) holds several public meetings a year in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Join PaRC for this autumn meeting. The Commission invites and encourages anyone interested in learning about what’s going on with the Commission and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to attend. Members of the public are encouraged sign up and speak directly to the Commission and Parks & Recreation staff on matters that interest them.
Nov22EventFairmount Park Turkey Trot7:00 am to 11:00 amPlease Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAEvent
Fairmount Park Turkey TrotNovember 22, 20187:00 am to 11:00 am, 4 hoursPlease Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAmapStart your Thanksgiving out with a trot! The 28th Annual Fairmount Park Turkey Trot will include a 5-mile run that starts and finishes at Memorial Hall. All runners will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt.
Register before November 9 to save $5! Visit www.runtheday.com to learn more.