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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

  • Jun
    14
    Kids Explore: School's Out!
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Kids Explore: School's Out!

    June 14, 2024
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    Kids Explore: School’s Out! 

    T June 14 | 4-6 p.m. 

    Drop off your child to explore nature freely outdoors in all-weather with staff. We will celebrate the start of summer by hiking the forest, meadow, creek, pond and wherever else the kids' adventurous souls take us. 

    Ages 6-12. Drop-off. $5 per child. 


    Registration required at https://forms.gle/uTCYoDtqHR45nu2a7 or PEC@Phila.gov

  • Jun
    15
    Meadows Clean-Up
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

    Meadows Clean-Up

    June 15, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA
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    Come join FDR staff every third Saturday of the month to remove invasive plants and build trails in the former golf course.

    For more information, go to Friends of FDR Park's website. 
  • Jun
    15
    Storm Drain Marking Volunteer Event (4 sites)
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    4 park sites

    Storm Drain Marking Volunteer Event (4 sites)

    June 15, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    4 park sites
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    Calling all Philadelphia Volunteers! Sign up to help mark storm drains with watershed medallions on Saturday, June 15. Join PDE, Philadelphia Water Department, and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership as we help protect water quality across Philadelphia. All ages welcome! We'll be at Marconi Plaza, Vernon Park, Overbrook Park and Tacony Creek Park. 

    Register now! 

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