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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

  • May
    19
    Penn Treaty Love Your Park
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    Penn Treaty Love Your Park

    May 19, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
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    Help clean and green this beautiful space. Make new friends. Tools and snacks will be provided. Register for this free event.
  • May
    22
    Wedding Wednesday
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Wedding Wednesday

    May 22, 2024
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Stop by Love Park any Wednesday from mid-March through early November to witness anywhere from 1 to 6 couples exchanging vows and expressing their love in front of the iconic sculpture by the same name! Interested in tying the knot here yourself? Check us out at https://myphillypark.org/support/love-park-weddings/
  • May
    22
    Sketching and Painting in the Wissahickon with Jean McWilliams, Lisa Kleiman, & Jane Klein
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Harper’s Meadow, Harper's Meadow, Philadelphia, PA, 19119, United States

    Sketching and Painting in the Wissahickon with Jean McWilliams, Lisa Kleiman, & Jane Klein

    May 22, 2024
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 2 hours
    Harper’s Meadow, Harper's Meadow, Philadelphia, PA, 19119, United States
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    Meet at Harper’s Meadow Come join a group of like-minded enthusiasts for art and nature as we gather in Harper’s Meadow for a “plein air” session. Feel free to bring a chair, or a portable easel or just a blanket as well as a sketchbook or materials for painting that you can manage in the landscape of our beautiful park. FOW Trail Ambassador and art teacher Jane Klein will be available to provide some formal instruction as well. The session will consist of brief introductions, time for drawing/painting and then coming together to share our work or insights into the process of making art in an open air space. No previous drawing or painting experience necessary. Please bring whatever materials you think you might want to use.   Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations.  Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Marisa Miller at miller@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.   Register Below!

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