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
1) If you find an SLF, kill it, and report it immediately:
- Report your sighting online or.
- Call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)
For more information, see our 2018 post introducing the SLF and check out this update from this summer about local management efforts.
Sep23EventWeekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park9:00 am to 10:00 am5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United StatesEvent
Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek ParkSeptember 23, 20199:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United StatesmapThe FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space from May to November 2019. Schedule: * (WEEKDAY) Mondays 9-10 AM starting at Bingham Street Gateway - 5109 Bingham Street, Philadelphia PA 19120 * (WEEKEND) Saturdays 10-11 AM starting at Whitaker Avenue Gateway - 635 Tampa Street Philadelphia, PA 19120 RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-744-1853 Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Share with a friend. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend. We look forward to you, joining us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1970108289783581/?event_time_id=1970108363116907
Sep23EventHillside Community Yoga Class7:00 pm to 8:00 pmHillside Recreation CenterEvent
Hillside Community Yoga ClassSeptember 23, 20197:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hourHillside Recreation CentermapJoin us every Monday evening from 7-8pm at Hillside Recreation Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/476793356444103/?event_time_id=476793366444102
Sep23EventNorthern Liberties Community Yoga Class7:30 pm to 8:30 pmNorthern Liberties Recreation CenterEvent
Northern Liberties Community Yoga ClassSeptember 23, 20197:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 1 hourNorthern Liberties Recreation CentermapJoin us every Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm at the Northern Liberties Rec Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/368058943885296/?event_time_id=368058953885295