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
- 272 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
Nov16EventOwl Walk in Haddington Woods6:00 pm to 7:30 pmHaddington Woods, Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USAEvent
Owl Walk in Haddington WoodsNovember 16, 20186:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hoursHaddington Woods, Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USAmapWe will look and listen for Great Horned and Eastern Screech Owls and spotlight for nocturnal mammals like flying squirrels Haddington Woods is at the intersection of Vine and Dagget St. (where Vine meets the park).
Nov17EventFall Into Dance: Senior Dance Class2:00 pm to 4:00 pmThe Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USAEvent
Fall Into Dance: Senior Dance ClassNovember 17, 20182:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hoursThe Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USAmapCome enjoy great music and movement with Instructor Judith Sachs, the Director of Anyone Can Dance. You'll be guided through some easy dance moves and groove to some music. Learn more on the Facebook event.
Nov19EventCommission Meeting6:00 pm to 8:00 pmEast Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAEvent
Commission MeetingNovember 19, 20186:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hoursEast Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAmapThe Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) holds several public meetings a year in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Join PaRC for this autumn meeting. The Commission invites and encourages anyone interested in learning about what’s going on with the Commission and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to attend. Members of the public are encouraged sign up and speak directly to the Commission and Parks & Recreation staff on matters that interest them.