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
Dec4EventMorning Bird Walk8:00 am to 11:00 amPennypack Environmental Center
Dec4EventPark Workday - Leaves and Lights9:00 am to 12:00 pmDickinson Square ParkEvent
Park Workday - Leaves and LightsDecember 4, 20219:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hoursDickinson Square ParkmapYes, more leaves have fallen! Volunteers are needed to help prepare the park for our winter events. We need a few volunteers for trash and leaf pickup. If you feel creative we could use a few volunteers to help the Friends hang the holiday lights. We have the tools and supplies for both. The light ceremony to turn on the lights is later that night. Come on out and join us
Dec4EventWinter Nights, Winter Lights - Lantern Pick Up10:00 am to 11:00 amBardascino ParkEvent
Winter Nights, Winter Lights - Lantern Pick UpDecember 4, 202110:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourBardascino ParkmapThe Park Friends group is bringing light to long winter nights by installing an illuminated tree and inviting the community to light up the park with handcrafted lanterns.
Lantern Supply Pickup
Saturday, December 4th 10-11am
Pick up a lantern making kit in the park, make your lantern at home, and bring it back to hang the following weekend!