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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Events

  • Nov
    30
    First Snow in the Woods: Storybook Trail
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    First Snow in the Woods: Storybook Trail

    November 30, 2020
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 1 week
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Begins Monday, November 30 at 10am and Ends Monday, December 7 at 2pm In First Snow in the Woods, readers are taken on a beautiful photographic journey deep into the autumn woods as the animals of the forest get ready for the year's first winter storm. The storybook trail will be left for you to enjoy for the week. The self guided trail begins at the environmental center will head into the meadow and the trail will lead you back to the center. No Registration Required. https://www.facebook.com/events/477155906519694/
  • Nov
    30
    First Snow in the Woods: Storybook Trail
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    First Snow in the Woods: Storybook Trail

    November 30, 2020
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 1 week
    Pennypack Environmental Center
    map
    Begins Monday, November 30 at 10am and Ends Monday, December 7 at 2pm In First Snow in the Woods, readers are taken on a beautiful photographic journey deep into the autumn woods as the animals of the forest get ready for the year's first winter storm. The storybook trail will be left for you to enjoy for the week. The self guided trail begins at the environmental center will head into the meadow and the trail will lead you back to the center. No Registration Required. https://www.facebook.com/events/477155906519694/
  • Dec
    4
    Tree House Tots (4/5 Year Olds)
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House

    Tree House Tots (4/5 Year Olds)

    December 4, 2020
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House
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    Children 4-5 years old will enjoy 2 hours of outdoor discovery that celebrates the season with or without their adult. Children 4-5 years old will enjoy 2 hours of outdoor discovery that celebrates the season, with or without their adult. $5.00 per child per lesson. Meet Christina at the Tree House. Masks and distancing are required for children to the best of their ability, but non-negotiable for adults. Space is extremely limited. We cannot accept walk-up visitors. Those not registered or wearing masks will be turned away. TICK CHECK upon return and everyday after nature play. Questions ? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285 City of Philadelphia Covid-19 information at phila.gov. Registration is required at treehousewec.eventbrite.com , and will open one week before the program. This is an outdoor, all weather program . Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Tree House and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program. https://www.facebook.com/events/376841093758340/

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