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
- 272 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
Dec12EventNature's Hidden Surprises: Winter Scavenger Hunt9:30 am to 11:30 amTacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USAEvent
Nature's Hidden Surprises: Winter Scavenger HuntDecember 12, 20189:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hoursTacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USAmap
Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a free nature walk in Tacony Creek Park. It's a Winter Scavenger Hunt! Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated. Learn more on the Facebook event.
Dec14EventMorning Yoga10:00 am to 11:00 amThe Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USAEvent
Morning YogaDecember 14, 201810:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourThe Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USAmapRelax and stretch out before the holidays at this fun morning event. The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary is hosting a free yoga class at the Discovery Center.
Dec15EventCobbs Creek Park Christmas Bird Count7:00 am to 11:00 amCobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAEvent
Cobbs Creek Park Christmas Bird CountDecember 15, 20187:00 am to 11:00 am, 4 hoursCobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USAmapHelp census the birds in Cobbs Creek Park for the Christmas Bird Count!