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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.

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

  • Jul
    21
    Music Mornings with Noteworthy
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    1000 Block of Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19147

    Music Mornings with Noteworthy

    July 21, 2024
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    1000 Block of Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19147
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    Participants of all ages are invited to explore a capella singing in a participatory workshop.We provide sheet music and lyrics. Our team will lead you through vocal exercises and group singing. https://www.facebook.com/events/302674072915176/
  • Jul
    22
    Magnetic Monday with Let's Go Outdoors
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

    Magnetic Monday with Let's Go Outdoors

    July 22, 2024
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA
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    Pond Connect & Color/Create a Bug Magnet

    • With SUMMER, there comes the beauty of flowers, the shade of trees, the activeness of animals, and the busy buzzing of our insect/buggy friends.  So, join us as we recognize bugs in a fun way, by coloring/decorating small lovely bug/animal magnets using markers.

      In addition, we'll head out to walk the loop of FDR's Pond, to see if we spot any critter friends and enjoy the scenery.

    • Start Time: 11:00am

    • Meeting Location: Please meet in the vicinity of the Community Clubhouse, 1954 Pattison Ave.
  • Jul
    24
    Hotel Transylvania-free outdoor movie
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    147 Master St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

    Hotel Transylvania-free outdoor movie

    July 24, 2024
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    147 Master St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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    When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula's (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. 

    Grab a chair or blanket and head to your local park or playground to watch a free outdoor movie with friends and neighbors.  

    See a complete list of movies and times. 

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