Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17

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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Announcements

New operator of John F. Byrne Golf Club

On November 1, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia began operations at John F. Byrne Golf Club. The First Tee will invest over $600,000 of funds, plus an additional $400,000 of in-kind work/service, into the property over the next three years. This investment is part of a long-term lease with the City of Philadelphia.

Learn more about The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia.

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Events

  • Nov
    15
    Home School Program Native Americans
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Home School Program Native Americans

    November 15, 2019
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Discover how Native Americans lived in their environment and used primitive skills through hands-on activities. Students hike and search for plants used for tools, food & medicine. Come prepared to hike. Join us for this program series geared towards families with Homeschoolers! Adults must stay with the children. Each session will be held from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Each program is $5.00 per school-aged child per program. Pre-registration is required. Please call 215-685-0470 or email pec@phila.gov for a registration form. https://www.facebook.com/events/2704483336243254/
  • Nov
    15
    Storytime
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Ryerss Museum & Library

    Storytime

    November 15, 2019
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 2 hours
    Ryerss Museum & Library
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    Storytime: Colors All Around. Storytime is for children 0-5. Reading, Singing, and Crafts! This is a FREE event located in the 2nd floor library. https://www.facebook.com/events/408769069791185/
  • Nov
    15
    Olney Community Yoga Class
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Olney Recreation Center

    Olney Community Yoga Class

    November 15, 2019
    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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