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
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Fund have posted the following requests for proposals in support of Parks & Rec’s strategic plan:
The deadline for proposal submissions is July 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.
Jul18EventVolunteer Event: Weekly Clean-Up1:30 pm to 3:30 pmValley Green InnEvent
Volunteer Event: Weekly Clean-UpJuly 18, 20191:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hoursValley Green InnmapWould you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful? Then join FOW on Thursday afternoon for a regular cleaning of the most visited places in the park! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. We meet at Valley Green Inn and then hike into to our clean-up locations. Register to attend here: https://www.fow.org/events/ https://www.facebook.com/events/3310615718964188/?event_time_id=3310615725630854
Jul18EventKendrick Community Yoga Class6:30 pm to 7:30 pmKendrick Recreation CenterEvent
Kendrick Community Yoga ClassJuly 18, 20196:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hourKendrick Recreation CentermapJoin us every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm at Kendrick Rec Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome!
In the event of rain, contact the site by clicking on the address link.
Jul18EventJazz in Hawthorne Park: Vocalist Ella Gahnt7:00 pm to 10:00 pmFriends of Hawthorne ParkEvent
Jazz in Hawthorne Park: Vocalist Ella GahntJuly 18, 20197:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hoursFriends of Hawthorne ParkmapJAZZ IN HAWTHORNE PARK VOCALIST ELLA GAHNT FREE CONCERT Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catharine Streets The Friends of Hawthorne Park and Jazz Bridge present Philly vocalist Ella Gahnt in a free evening concert of live jazz this Thursday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m. Bring your kids, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of terrific music in beautiful Hawthorne Park! The concert is presented with the support of Tower Investment, Inc., the MLK Homeowners Association, 11th Street Auto Repair, City Diner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. RAIN DATE JULY 25 https://www.facebook.com/events/390795921583246/