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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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Events

  • Jun
    21
    Live @ Love Music + Marketplace Series
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Live @ Love Music + Marketplace Series

    June 21, 2024
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Stumble Media Group, in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, proudly presents this year’s captivating pop-up series, Live @ Love Park! Sponsored by Green Mountain Energy, this free event at Love Park will unfold its magic every 1st and 3rd Friday from 12-4pm, inviting everyone to relish lunch outdoors while soaking in the enchanting melodies of local singer-songwriters. Amidst the festivities, don’t miss the pop-up “$40- $400 Art Bazaar”, graciously sponsored by Mural Arts and featuring a delightful array of offerings from local businesses, artists and organizations.
  • Jun
    21
    Free Kidchella Music Festival in partnership with Wawa Welcome America
    4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Free Kidchella Music Festival in partnership with Wawa Welcome America

    June 21, 2024
    4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5 hours
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Kidchella Music Festival

    Smith, in partnership with Wawa Welcome America, is thrilled to announce our Kidchella Music Festival, all while kicking off the celebration of our 125th Anniversary! This year, Kidchella will be a FREE, one-day summer festival featuring four dynamic, family-friendly musical artists and other family fun. From art stations, mouthwatering treats, exciting giveaways, community partner tables, and delightful pre-show activities to a stunning main concert. Kidchella offers something special for everyone to enjoy.
    See more details now. 
  • Jun
    21
    Full Moon Hike at Champions Playground
    8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Champions Park Playground, 910 Tustin St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA

    Full Moon Hike at Champions Playground

    June 21, 2024
    8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, 1 hour
    Champions Park Playground, 910 Tustin St, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
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    Registration: https://forms.gle/41AGDUSAtsi1oeWB7

    Full Moon Hike at Champions Playground

    June 21 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

    Join us at Champions Park Playground (910 Tustin Rd 19111) to see the full moon rising (weather permitting). We will look for the wild sights and sounds that are unique to the night covered forest.
    Outdoors, almost all weather.

    ~1-mile hike on uneven, rocky trails in the dark.
    No flashlights will be used on the hike.

    Adults & Teens. Free.
    Questions? PEC@phila.gov or 215.685.0470.

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot predict the appearances of specific wildlife, full moon, etc., however, you can expect a beautiful hike in nature. These are all-weather, outdoor program. Please dress for the weather and hiking. The center, bathrooms, and picnic areas are all accessible, however, the trails are rocky and uneven.

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