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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Events

  • Oct
    18
    Olney Community Yoga Class
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Olney Recreation Center

    Olney Community Yoga Class

    October 18, 2019
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Olney Recreation Center
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    Join us every Friday evening at the Olney Rec Center (100 E. Godfrey Ave) from 7-8pm. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/665332853949913/?event_time_id=665332920616573
  • Oct
    19
    We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Saturday Mornings
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Pennypack On The Delaware

    We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Saturday Mornings

    October 19, 2019
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    Pennypack On The Delaware
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    Take a walk in a beautiful park by the river! Join us for a group stroll around Pennypack on the Delaware every Saturday morning at 9am. Meet the walk leader at the grass pier! Walks are hosted by We Walk PHL https://www.facebook.com/events/482799632533382/?event_time_id=482799659200046
  • Oct
    19
    2019 Community Bazaar, Fall Flea Market & Yard Tree Giveaway
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Vernon Park

    2019 Community Bazaar, Fall Flea Market & Yard Tree Giveaway

    October 19, 2019
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    Vernon Park
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    Announcing the 8th Annual Friends of Vernon Park Community Bazaar, Fall Flea Market and Tree Philly Yard Tree Giveaway! Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9am-3pm in Vernon Park (Greene Street Side, NW entrance). These events truly bring our community together and generate a vibrant energy in the Park, connecting people with vital information, arts and each other, as well as wonderful handmade and secondhand treasures. 🌳This year, you'll have the opportunity to learn about planting and caring for new yard trees from @TreePhilly in partnership with Germantown Interfaith Power & Light Tree Tenders 🌳(currently all trees are reserved but be sure to complete the form at https://www.friendsofvernonpark.org to be on the waiting list). Special performances and a few surprises, too. Fun for all ages and open to ALL! Vendor registration is now open! $12/space, BYO table/display. Visit our website: https://friendsofvernonpark.org to sign up. (rain date: Sat. Oct. 26, same time and place) https://www.facebook.com/events/2364526037008453/

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