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
1) If you find an SLF, kill it, and report it immediately:
- Report your sighting online or.
- Call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)
For more information, see our 2018 post introducing the SLF and check out this update from this summer about local management efforts.
Sep22EventFull Body Workout Classes8:30 am to 9:30 amGlen Foerd on the DelawareEvent
Full Body Workout ClassesSeptember 22, 20198:30 am to 9:30 am, 1 hourGlen Foerd on the DelawaremapJoin instructor Carolyn Breyer for a weekly sweat session at Glen Foerd. This hour long full body workout is open to all levels and ages. Class meets at the boat house behind the mansion. $12 per class, $10 students, $50 class card of 5. To check on class cancellations or to contact the instructor directly, please visit: https://lessons.com/pa/philadelphia/personal-training/be-fit-philly https://www.facebook.com/events/335047374061226/?event_time_id=335047427394554
Sep22EventYoga on the Manayunk Bridge - Season #410:00 am to 11:00 amManayunk BridgeEvent
Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge - Season #4September 22, 201910:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourManayunk BridgemapSpring is here. The weather is warming up. The 4th Season of Roots2Rise Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge begins Sunday May 19th! Join us Every Sunday from 10-11am for class on the Manayunk Bridge. $5 Suggested Donation and you can bask in the sun and views of beautiful Manayunk. As always, you can show up day of or you can save time and preregister. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/412888085956392/?event_time_id=412888152623052
Sep22EventParks on Tap: Pretzel Park12:00 pm to 10:00 pmFriends of Pretzel ParkEvent
Parks on Tap: Pretzel ParkSeptember 22, 201912:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 10 hoursFriends of Pretzel ParkmapHOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM ABOUT: Pretzel Park is located in the heart of Manayunk at the corner of Cresson, Cotton and Silverwood Streets. With an unclear history of the park name, it is believed the name Pretzel Park came to be from the pretzel shape of the sidewalks. Since then, the pretzel shape has been recreated as a statue in the park after recent renovations which the Councilman funded. -- Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID and receive $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap Location! https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163 -- EVENTS: Wed 9/18 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Pretzel Park 50% of the proceeds will go to support Pretzel Park. Join Roots2Rise every Thursday from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. WALKING AND BIKING For easy and convenient directions, check out Pretzel Park on GoPhillyGo at https://bit.ly/2GCWOsh PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Accessible via SEPTA regional rail Manayunk/Norristown Line at Manayunk. Also accessible via SEPTA bus route 9 at Ridge Av and Roxboro Av PARKING: Street parking FACEBOOK: Friends of Pretzel Park WEBSITE: WWW.FRIENDSOFPRETZELPARK.ORG https://www.facebook.com/events/375551683295327/?event_time_id=375551693295326