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
  • 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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Announcements

Volunteer at the Love Your Park Fall Service Day!

Love Your Park Fall Service Day will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, and we need your help! Sign up to prepare your park for winter.

Love Your Park is a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with Philadelphia’s incredible Park Friends Network, made up of volunteer groups who steward their neighborhood parks. Every fall and spring, thousands of volunteers come out to clean and green their parks, plant trees, clean up litter, and more to help prepare parks for the winter.

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Events

  • Oct
    22
    We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Tuesday Nights
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Pennypack On The Delaware

    We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Tuesday Nights

    October 22, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Pennypack On The Delaware
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    Take a walk in a beautiful park by the river! Join us for a group stroll around Pennypack on the Delaware every Tuesday night at 6pm. Meet the walk leader at the grass pier!

    Walks are hosted by We Walk PHL

    https://www.facebook.com/events/370638927203487/?event_time_id=370638933870153
  • Oct
    23
    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park

    October 23, 2019
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
  • Oct
    23
    After School Nature Walks and Crafts
    3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    After School Nature Walks and Crafts

    October 23, 2019
    3:45 pm to 5:15 pm, 2 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Take a walk with us and explore nature. Parents and children kindergarten and up welcome. Each week we will explore a different theme. After the walk, we will engage in a related art activity. https://www.facebook.com/events/486610371917693/?event_time_id=486610388584358

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