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
  • 6 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Parks & Rec offers summer fun for everyone!

Parks & Rec has a summer full of fun in store at sites across Philadelphia! From outdoor movies to poolside yoga, there’s something for everyone.

Join the fun today at a park, playground, or recreation center near you. The line-up includes:

 

Parks & Rec requests for proposals

On June 14, the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia posted three requests for proposals in support of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s strategic plan:

The deadline for proposal submissions is July 2, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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Events

  • Jun
    24
    Hillside Community Yoga Class
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Hillside Recreation Center

    Hillside Community Yoga Class

    June 24, 2019
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Hillside Recreation Center
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    Join us every Monday evening from 7-8pm at Hillside Recreation Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/402107200355571/?event_time_id=402107257022232
  • Jun
    24
    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center

    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class

    June 24, 2019
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 1 hour
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
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    Join 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/2426695620885691/?event_time_id=2426695680885685
  • Jun
    25
    Block Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona Gateway
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

    Block Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona Gateway

    June 25, 2019
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
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    NEW SCHEDULE: Join us Wednesday 6/26 at Whitaker Gateway or Thursday 6/27 at Tabor Gateway! ** Summer is finally here! Celebrate Tacony Creek Park with TTF Watershed Partnership for the 6th Annual “Celebrate Your Park, Discover Your Creek!” free Summer Block Parties. Come learn about your park and your creek through fun, family friendly activities from local community organizations and non-profits, and enjoy free water ice and pretzels! We host 3 block parties in a row at different gateways of Tacony Creek Park! Tuesday, June 25 (5 - 7 pm) @ Ramona Gateway Wednesday, June 26 (5 – 7 pm) @ Whitaker Ave Gateway Thursday, June 27 (5 – 7 pm) @ Tabor Gateway Hope to see you there! Contact doryan@ttfwatershed.org or call 215-744-1853 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/617523888766178/

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