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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, 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.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive weekend road closures

The City will close Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to vehicular traffic from 7 p.m. on Friday through 7 a.m. on Monday. The drive will be closed to vehicles from the Falls Bridge to Sweetbriar Drive. The weekend closures begin on March 30, 2024 and last until late fall of 2024.

Closing MLK Drive to vehicles on weekends adds to the city’s recreation options. This shared space is great for walkers, runners, and cyclists. Be sure to check out the great views of the river and skyline!

Events

  • Apr
    13
    EPCC Craft Fair
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    1025 Mifflin Street,Philadelphia,19148,US

    EPCC Craft Fair

    April 13, 2024
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5 hours
    1025 Mifflin Street,Philadelphia,19148,US
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    Come join us at the EPCC Craft Fair for a fun-filled day of unique handmade crafts, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere! EPCC Craft Fair Join us for the EPCC Craft Fair, a one-of-a-kind event where creativity and craftsmanship come together! Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with talented artisans showcasing their unique creations. From handmade jewelry to exquisite pottery, there's something for everyone at this craft extravaganza. Come and explore the diverse range of crafts, mingle with fellow craft enthusiasts, and support local artisans. The EPCC Craft Fair will be held at 1025 Mifflin St , so mark your calendars and don't miss out on this opportunity to discover incredible handmade treasures! https://www.facebook.com/events/295928293452670/
  • Apr
    13
    Parks & Rec Job Fair at the Dell Music Center
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Parks & Rec Job Fair at the Dell Music Center

    April 13, 2024
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
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    Looking for a job? Learn more about seasonal and full-time job opportunities. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is hiring for lifeguards, seasonal maintenance attendants, camp staff, and youth employment. Questions? Email: PPR.Training@phila.gov.
  • Apr
    13
    Second Saturdays
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Belmont Plateau, 1800 Belmont Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    Second Saturdays

    April 13, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Belmont Plateau, 1800 Belmont Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
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    Volunteer on the second Saturday of every month to restore Philadelphia's natural areas. Workdays rotate to a different park every month. Help remove invasive vines and shrubs in the Montgomery Wetland. 
    Go to Love Your Park's website for more information. 

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