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In effect: 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice

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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Announcements

Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive closed to vehicular traffic

Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive is closed to vehicles until further notice.

The closure:

  • Stretches from East Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval.
  • Will be in place 24 hours a day.
  • Will allow for greater social distancing among trail users.
The City of Philadelphia encourages residents to stay indoors as much as possible. Under current restrictions, parks and trails remain open.
Residents who visit outdoor spaces to recreate should:
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash their hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after visiting.

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Events

  • Mar
    31
    Laughter Yoga at Lloyd Hall
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Lloyd Hall,

    Laughter Yoga at Lloyd Hall

    March 31, 2020
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Lloyd Hall,
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    Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where ANYONE can laugh for no reason- without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group. It combines laughter exercises with Yoga breathing- which makes one feel more energetic and healthy! All Ages-- anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian https://www.facebook.com/events/575800873021659/?event_time_id=575800889688324
  • Apr
    24
    Philadelphia City Nature Challenge 2020
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia City Nature Challenge 2020

    April 24, 2020
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm, 4 days
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties are competing in the City Nature Challenge again! Cities around the world will be competing against each other to see who can rack up the most observations, see the most species and get the most people out recording nature. We did pretty well last year and we want to do better this year. Check out the iNaturalist Project page at: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-greater-philadelphia-area For more info, visit our website: https://cncphilly.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1011512575876558/
  • Apr
    24
    Philadelphia City Nature Challenge 2020
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia City Nature Challenge 2020

    April 24, 2020
    12:00 am to 11:59 pm, 4 days
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    map
    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties are competing in the City Nature Challenge again! Cities around the world will be competing against each other to see who can rack up the most observations, see the most species and get the most people out recording nature. We did pretty well last year and we want to do better this year. Check out the iNaturalist Project page at: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-greater-philadelphia-area For more info, visit our website: https://cncphilly.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1011512575876558/

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