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
  • 272 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

  • Dec
    12
    Nature's Hidden Surprises: Winter Scavenger Hunt
    9:30 am to 11:30 am
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

    Nature's Hidden Surprises: Winter Scavenger Hunt

    December 12, 2018
    9:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA
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    Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a free nature walk in Tacony Creek Park. It's a Winter Scavenger Hunt! Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated. Learn more on the Facebook event
  • Dec
    14
    Morning Yoga
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Morning Yoga

    December 14, 2018
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Relax and stretch out before the holidays at this fun morning event. The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary is hosting a free yoga class at the Discovery Center.
  • Dec
    15
    Cobbs Creek Park Christmas Bird Count
    7:00 am to 11:00 am
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Cobbs Creek Park Christmas Bird Count

    December 15, 2018
    7:00 am to 11:00 am, 4 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
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    Help census the birds in Cobbs Creek Park for the Christmas Bird Count!

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