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.
Oct4EventNoon Bird Walks at the Tree House12:00 pm to 1:00 pmWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HouseEvent
Noon Bird Walks at the Tree HouseOctober 4, 202312:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hourWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HousemapEnjoy an expert guided bird walk during fall migration. If it's raining we will watch the feeders from inside and talk about birds! https://www.facebook.com/events/704850614817424/?event_time_id=704850641484088
Oct4EventFree Family Fishing at FDR Park4:00 pm to 6:30 pmFDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAEvent
Free Family Fishing at FDR ParkOctober 4, 20234:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 3 hoursFDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAmapEnjoy free fishing at FDR Park. Rods, baits, and instructions provided. No fishing license or experience necessary. See Facebook for more information.
Oct4EventFree Outdoor Ballroom Dance Lessons6:00 pm to 7:00 pmBridesburg Recreation CenterEvent
Free Outdoor Ballroom Dance LessonsOctober 4, 20236:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hourBridesburg Recreation CentermapLearn a few new steps in the fresh air as the tennis courts at Bridesburg Rec will be transformed into an outdoor ballroom. This free class will have instructors teach a new dance each week including: Swing, Bachata, Salsa and Waltz. No experience needed. All ages and abilities welcome. FREE! Registration info coming soon... https://www.facebook.com/events/1007874070522886/?event_time_id=1007874080522885