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
Calling all food truck vendors!
The City of Philadelphia, through Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking to bring new food options to LOVE Park and other locations.
This is a great opportunity for vendors of all types of food—from sweet treats to savory dishes.
The request for proposals seeks to:
- Provide food in Love Park and other locations.
- Offer a variety of menu items including:
- Items with high quality ingredients and presentation.
- Unique or uncommon items.
- New varieties of familiar items.
- There will be no mandatory pre-proposal meeting for this RFP.
- Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted through PHLContracts no later than Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5 p.m.
- Proposals must be submitted electronically through PHLContracts no later than Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5 p.m.
- RFP: C-104-23-R
- Bid number: B2316598
Please contact W Matthew Lepchuk if you need assistance with the RFP process.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will close certain parks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily from December 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. The expanded curfew hours will take place at these parks:
- Bartram’s Garden
- Cobbs Creek Park
- East Fairmount Park
- FDR Park
- Pennypack Park
- Tacony Creek Park
- West Fairmount Park
- Wissahickon Valley Park
All trails, parking lots, and other areas in these parks will be closed to all pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, and vehicular traffic. The expanded closing hours are being implemented to ensure public safety as deer control activities are being conducted in these parks.
Dec2EventSalsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE Park7:00 pm to 10:00 pmLove Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Salsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE ParkDecember 2, 20227:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hoursLove Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapJoin Siempre Salsa Philly and Dance Republic for a group Dance Lesson immediately followed by the opportunity to "dance the night away" to the sounds of Philly's top Latin DJs and/or the region's best salsa bands.
Dec7EventWednesday Meditations9:00 am to 10:00 am990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, USEvent
Wednesday MeditationsDecember 7, 20229:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, USmapLet's meditate together! We will explore various modalities of meditation in this 6-week program. Meditation has many benefits. It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and may reduce blood pressure and help control pain. Bring something to sit on such as a pillow, bolster, or mat. Consider sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle.
This program is in partnership with the Andorra Library. Adults and Older Teens.
Please bring a mask. This will be indoors until the weather warms up a bit. Questions ? Contact us at email@example.com or 215.685.9285
Registration is required at treehousewec.eventbrite.com , and will open one week before the program.
This is an outdoor, almost all weather program. Check Facebook for updates or email JoAnne at WoodsJ@freelibrary.org.
Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Tree House and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program.
Photos: Tree House Porch by Christina Moresi
For more information on the event and future updates, visit this event's Facebook page.
Dec9EventSalsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE Park7:00 pm to 10:00 pmLove Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Salsa & Bachata Dance Party @ LOVE ParkDecember 9, 20227:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hoursLove Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapJoin Siempre Salsa Philly and Dance Republic for a group Dance Lesson immediately followed by the opportunity to "dance the night away" to the sounds of Philly's top Latin DJs and/or the region's best salsa bands.