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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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Announcements

Recreational Boating Advisory

Parks & Rec is urging extreme caution for any recreational activity on or along the Schuylkill River while storm damage assessment continues.
 
River users are reminded that:
  • State law prohibits all recreational boating below the Girard Bridge.
  • The only exception to this are rowing sweeps and sculls and their attendant safety boats.
The storm damaged an emergency safety cable that helps prevent recreational boaters or kayakers from accidentally going over the Fairmount Dam. This recreational river advisory will remain in place until the safety line has been replaced.

 

Manayunk Canal Towpath closure and detour

Due to storm damage from Hurricane Ida, the Manayunk Canal Towpath is currently closed. The Towpath is the section of the Schuylkill River Trail between Lock Street and Shawmont Avenue. 

These entrances to the Towpath are closed until further notice for trail assessment and repairs:
  • Lock Street
  • Rector Street
  • Cotton Street
  • Carson Street
  • Green Lane
  • Leverington Street
  • Fountain Street
  • Nixon Street/Shawmont Avenue

While the Towpath is closed, trail users are encouraged to use Shawmont Avenue, Umbria Avenue, Leverington Avenue, and Main Street in Manayunk as a detour. View a map of this on-street detour.

Parks & Rec continues to assess storm damage and flooding impacts from Hurricane Ida. Trail users should: 

  • Use extreme caution on all trails, parks, and playgrounds. 
  • Report storm damage on parkland to 311.

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Events

  • Sep
    22
    Orchard Volunteer Day
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House

    Orchard Volunteer Day

    September 22, 2021
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House
    map
    Lend a hand as we mulch, plant, weed, harvest, clear invasive plants, water, and other seasonal tasks in our new Philadelphia Orchard Project Food Forest.

    Kids are welcome, but need to be registered with an adult, and will dig out the mud pit for future play, then planting. All ages.

    Questions? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285

    City of Philadelphia Covid-19 information at Phila.gov.

    This is an all weather, all outdoor program.

    TICK CHECK upon return and every day after nature play.

    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/1152010265311703/?event_time_id=1152010268645036
  • Sep
    23
    Tree House Tots
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House

    Tree House Tots

    September 23, 2021
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House
    map
    Bring your little one for an hour of discovery at the Tree House. 3-5 year-olds. Registration required.

    Bring your little one for an hour of discovery at the Tree House. Each month we will explore a new topic that celebrates the season.
    ​Children ages 3-5 of all abilities. (Non participating siblings are welcome w/o charge. )
    Parents stay with their child.
    One Hour ( 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.)
    Space is limited to 10 children.
    $5 per child per class to be paid upon arrival.
    Registration and masks are required.
    PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR THE DAYS YOU KNOW YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY ATTEND. Thank you for your consideration of others.
    Questions? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285
    City of Philadelphia Covid-19 information
    This is an all weather, all outdoor program.
    TICK CHECK upon return and every day after nature play.
    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/358781099104583/?event_time_id=358781115771248
  • Sep
    23
    Tree House Tots
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House

    Tree House Tots

    September 23, 2021
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House
    map
    Bring your little one for an hour of discovery at the Tree House. 3-5 year-olds. Registration required.

    Bring your little one for an hour of discovery at the Tree House. Each month we will explore a new topic that celebrates the season.
    ​Children ages 3-5 of all abilities. (Non participating siblings are welcome w/o charge. )
    Parents stay with their child.
    One Hour ( 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.)
    Space is limited to 10 children.
    $5 per child per class to be paid upon arrival.
    Registration and masks are required.
    PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR THE DAYS YOU KNOW YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY ATTEND. Thank you for your consideration of others.
    Questions? Contact us at wec@phila.gov or 215.685.9285
    City of Philadelphia Covid-19 information
    This is an all weather, all outdoor program.
    TICK CHECK upon return and every day after nature play.
    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/358781099104583/?event_time_id=358781122437914

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