Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Protecting over 10,200 acres of public land and waterways, and managing hundreds of recreation, environmental, and cultural centers.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Feb
    19
    Build a Platform Bird Feeder
    3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Build a Platform Bird Feeder

    February 19, 2020
    3:45 pm to 5:30 pm, 2 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Learn some basic woodworking as you construct a simple platform bird feeder. Also learn what birds winter in Philadelphia and their feeding preferences. $10 supply fee. Adults welcome. Limited number of spaces. https://www.facebook.com/events/525340884724866/?event_time_id=525340894724865
  • Feb
    21
    Storytime
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Ryerss Museum & Library

    Storytime

    February 21, 2020
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Ryerss Museum & Library
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    Storytime: We Like Trains! Storytime is for children 0-5. Reading, Singing, and Crafts! This is a FREE event. https://www.facebook.com/events/509931342977674/
  • Feb
    21
    Olney Community Yoga Class
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Olney Recreation Center

    Olney Community Yoga Class

    February 21, 2020
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Olney Recreation Center
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    Join us every Friday evening at the Olney Rec Center (100 E. Godfrey Ave) from 7-8pm. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/665332853949913/?event_time_id=665332920616573

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