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

Expanded curfew hours for park areas

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will close certain parks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily from December 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. The expanded curfew hours will take place at these parks:

All trails, parking lots, and other areas in these parks will be closed to all pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, and vehicular traffic. The expanded closing hours are being implemented to ensure public safety as deer control activities are being conducted in these parks.

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Events

  • Nov
    30
    Wednesday Meditations
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, US

    Wednesday Meditations

    November 30, 2022
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, US
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    Let's meditate together! We will explore various modalities of meditation in this 6-week program. Meditation has many benefits. It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and may reduce blood pressure and help control pain. Bring something to sit on such as a pillow, bolster, or mat. Consider sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle.

    This program is in partnership with the Andorra Library. Adults and Older Teens.
    Please bring a mask. This will be indoors until the weather warms up a bit. Questions ? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285

    Registration is required at treehousewec.eventbrite.com , and will open one week before the program.
    This is an outdoor, almost all weather program. Check Facebook for updates or email JoAnne at WoodsJ@freelibrary.org.

    Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Tree House and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program.
    Photos: Tree House Porch by Christina Moresi

    For more information on the event and future updates, visit this event's Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/995650231056685/
  • Dec
    2
    Salsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE Park
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Salsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE Park

    December 2, 2022
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hours
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Join Siempre Salsa Philly and Dance Republic for a group Dance Lesson immediately followed by the opportunity to "dance the night away" to the sounds of Philly's top Latin DJs and/or the region's best salsa bands.
  • Dec
    7
    Wednesday Meditations
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, US

    Wednesday Meditations

    December 7, 2022
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, US
    map
    Let's meditate together! We will explore various modalities of meditation in this 6-week program. Meditation has many benefits. It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and may reduce blood pressure and help control pain. Bring something to sit on such as a pillow, bolster, or mat. Consider sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle.

    This program is in partnership with the Andorra Library. Adults and Older Teens.
    Please bring a mask. This will be indoors until the weather warms up a bit. Questions ? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285

    Registration is required at treehousewec.eventbrite.com , and will open one week before the program.
    This is an outdoor, almost all weather program. Check Facebook for updates or email JoAnne at WoodsJ@freelibrary.org.

    Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Tree House and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program.
    Photos: Tree House Porch by Christina Moresi

    For more information on the event and future updates, visit this event's Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/995650231056685/

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