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
  • 6 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

  • Dec
    7
    Cobbs Creek Community Yoga Class
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Cobbs Creek Recreation Center

    Cobbs Creek Community Yoga Class

    December 7, 2019
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    Cobbs Creek Recreation Center
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    Join 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=1222332094642307
  • Dec
    7
    Monthly Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Monthly Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup

    December 7, 2019
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Help cleanup Cobbs Creek Park, Saturdays 9 - Noon. Join dedicated volunteer Rich Guffanti on his weekly clean up of Cobbs Creek Park. Note that the clean ups are usually along the parkway at street level. The location changes weekly. Contact RichGuffanti@yahoo.com for location. https://www.facebook.com/events/1215213058634530/?event_time_id=1215764845246018
  • Dec
    7
    Meet the Birds: Family Birding Intro & Walk
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Meet the Birds: Family Birding Intro & Walk

    December 7, 2019
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Learn about birds that make their home at Cobbs Creek during the winter. Use binoculars and take a walk. https://www.facebook.com/events/627907154284675/

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