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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
  • 5 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

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1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • May
    19
    Run with Me
    5:00 am to 7:30 am
    Tacony Creek Park

    Run with Me

    May 19, 2022
    5:00 am to 7:30 am, 3 hours
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail with us. Free! Schedule: Run on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings between 5 AM and 7:30 AM based on the preferences of participants. Saturday mornings between 7:30 AM– 9 AM. Family Trail Time and Kids Run: Saturdays at 4 pm RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. https://www.facebook.com/events/488016316248373/?event_time_id=488016379581700
  • May
    19
    Learn to Fish - Frankford Boat Launch
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Frankford Boat Launch

    Learn to Fish - Frankford Boat Launch

    May 19, 2022
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Frankford Boat Launch
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    Learn how to fish- For FREE! Rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction will be provided. First come, first served. We have rods to loan out and worms for bait. You are welcome to bring your own rod.

    (drive in on the access road just south of the Dietz and Watson facility. You'll see a sign for 'employee parking'. When you reach the river turn left and you'll see us) 

    Registration encouraged but not required. *Registration via eventbrite: https://learntofish-fbl.eventbrite.com

    For more information and possible future updates, check the event Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/5007781869259103/?event_time_id=5007781882592435
  • May
    20
    BirdPhilly Walk- Haddington Woods
    8:00 am to 10:00 am
    63rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia

    BirdPhilly Walk- Haddington Woods

    May 20, 2022
    8:00 am to 10:00 am, 2 hours
    63rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia
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    Starting May 6th, join BirdPhilly every Friday morning in May during peak migration season to look for warblers, tanagers, flycatchers and more in this interesting section of Cobbs Creek Park. Binoculars will be available. Meet on the northwest corner of 63rd and Market Sts.

    For more information, check the event Facebook page. 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/722167748818254/?event_time_id=722167762151586

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