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.
Sep27EventNoon Bird Walks at the Tree House12:00 pm to 1:00 pmWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HouseEvent
Noon Bird Walks at the Tree HouseSeptember 27, 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=704850631484089
Sep27EventFree Family Fishing in FDR Park4:00 pm to 6:30 pmFDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAEvent
Free Family Fishing in FDR ParkSeptember 27, 20234:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 3 hoursFDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAmapEnjoy free fishing at FDR Park. Rods, baits and instructions provided. No fishing license or experience necessary.
Go to Discovery Pathways for more information.
Sep27EventFree Outdoor Ballroom Dance Lessons6:00 pm to 7:00 pmBridesburg Recreation CenterEvent
Free Outdoor Ballroom Dance LessonsSeptember 27, 20236:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hourBridesburg Recreation CentermapLearn a few new steps in the fresh air as the tennis courts at Bridesburg Rec will be transformed into an outdoor ballroom. This free class will have instructors teach a new dance each week including: Swing, Bachata, Salsa and Waltz. No experience needed. All ages and abilities welcome. FREE! Registration info coming soon... https://www.facebook.com/events/1007874070522886/?event_time_id=1007874077189552