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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, 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

  • Dec
    4
    Morning Bird Walk
    8:00 am to 11:00 am
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Morning Bird Walk

    December 4, 2021
    8:00 am to 11:00 am, 3 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    join Pete for a morning bird walk through the nature sanctuary to look for winter resident birds.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/368976341570965/
  • Dec
    4
    Park Workday - Leaves and Lights
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Dickinson Square Park

    Park Workday - Leaves and Lights

    December 4, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Dickinson Square Park
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    Yes, more leaves have fallen! Volunteers are needed to help prepare the park for our winter events. We need a few volunteers for trash and leaf pickup. If you feel creative we could use a few volunteers to help the Friends hang the holiday lights. We have the tools and supplies for both. The light ceremony to turn on the lights is later that night. Come on out and join us
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    https://www.facebook.com/events/325967322329740/
  • Dec
    4
    Winter Nights, Winter Lights - Lantern Pick Up
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Bardascino Park

    Winter Nights, Winter Lights - Lantern Pick Up

    December 4, 2021
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Bardascino Park
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    The Park Friends group is bringing light to long winter nights by installing an illuminated tree and inviting the community to light up the park with handcrafted lanterns.

    Lantern Supply Pickup
    Saturday, December 4th 10-11am
    Pick up a lantern making kit in the park, make your lantern at home, and bring it back to hang the following weekend!


    https://www.facebook.com/events/386999369823934/

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