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
- 6 golf courses
- 25 public computer centers
1) If you find an SLF, kill it, and report it immediately:
- Report your sighting online or.
- Call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)
For more information, see our 2018 post introducing the SLF and check out this update from this summer about local management efforts.
Sep21EventMorning Bird Walk8:00 am to 10:00 amPennypack Environmental CenterEvent
Morning Bird WalkSeptember 21, 20198:00 am to 10:00 am, 2 hoursPennypack Environmental CentermapJoin us for a walk through the nature sanctuary in search of migrating species of birds. Binoculars are available to borrow. https://www.facebook.com/events/679971269090755/
Sep21EventWe Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Saturday Mornings9:00 am to 10:00 amPennypack On The DelawareEvent
We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Saturday MorningsSeptember 21, 20199:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hourPennypack On The DelawaremapTake a walk in a beautiful park by the river! Join us for a group stroll around Pennypack on the Delaware every Saturday morning at 9am. Meet the walk leader at the grass pier! Walks are hosted by We Walk PHL https://www.facebook.com/events/482799632533382/?event_time_id=482799649200047
Sep21EventCobbs Creek Community Yoga Class10:00 am to 11:00 amCobbs Creek Recreation CenterEvent
Cobbs Creek Community Yoga ClassSeptember 21, 201910:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hourCobbs Creek Recreation CentermapJoin us every Saturday morning from 10-11am at Cobbs Creek Rec Center. $3 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/1222331974642319/?event_time_id=1222331991308984