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 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Dec
    8
    Holiday House Tours-Special Event Day: "Flavors of the Season"
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Fairmount Park, Philly

    Holiday House Tours-Special Event Day: "Flavors of the Season"

    December 8, 2019
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 6 hours
    Fairmount Park, Philly
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    Bring your appetite and culinary curiosity to the historic houses as we celebrate some of Philadelphia's best tastes for the holidays. Enjoy free samples and food demonstrations while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays https://www.facebook.com/events/2810077362349490/
  • Dec
    9
    Hillside Community Yoga Class
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Hillside Recreation Center

    Hillside Community Yoga Class

    December 9, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 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/476793356444103/?event_time_id=476793366444102
  • Dec
    9
    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center

    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class

    December 9, 2019
    6:30 pm to 7:30 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/368058943885296/?event_time_id=368058993885291

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