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
  • 6 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Sep
    15
    Full Body Workout Classes
    8:30 am to 9:30 am
    Glen Foerd on the Delaware

    Full Body Workout Classes

    September 15, 2019
    8:30 am to 9:30 am, 1 hour
    Glen Foerd on the Delaware
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    Join instructor Carolyn Breyer for a weekly sweat session at Glen Foerd. This hour long full body workout is open to all levels and ages. Class meets at the boat house behind the mansion. $12 per class, $10 students, $50 class card of 5. To check on class cancellations or to contact the instructor directly, please visit: https://lessons.com/pa/philadelphia/personal-training/be-fit-philly https://www.facebook.com/events/335047374061226/?event_time_id=335047420727888
  • Sep
    15
    Forest Therapy Walk with Wild Philadelphia
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Boxers's Trail

    Forest Therapy Walk with Wild Philadelphia

    September 15, 2019
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Boxers's Trail
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    Join fellow Fairmount Park Conservancy members for a Forest Therapy walk with Jess Gregan of Wild Philadelphia on September 15th from 9:30am-12pm. This special member event is $10 for Conservancy members and $15 for friends of members. Register here: http://bit.ly/2T54tmi Learn more about becoming a Conservancy member here: https://myphillypark.org/support/become-a-member/ From Wild Philadelphia: What can you expect from Forest Therapy? Your trained guide will take you through a relaxing sequence of invitations to help you engage with the land through all of your senses. As we move through each invitation, there will also be time to share with the group, to help us re-engage our deep listening skills. The walk will conclude with a special tea ceremony, with tea and snacks for all. We will cover less than a mile, and the walk will not include strenuous activity. Participants will be standing and sitting for periods up to 20 minutes, and we will cover some uphill terrain. You'll receive an email prior to the event detailing where to arrive/park, what you should bring, and anything else you need to know. Walks take place with light rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of severe inclement weather. This walk is recommended for adults ages 16+. https://www.facebook.com/events/2262269000751958/
  • Sep
    15
    Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge - Season #4
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Manayunk Bridge

    Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge - Season #4

    September 15, 2019
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Manayunk Bridge
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    Spring is here. The weather is warming up. The 4th Season of Roots2Rise Yoga on the Manayunk Bridge begins Sunday May 19th! Join us Every Sunday from 10-11am for class on the Manayunk Bridge. $5 Suggested Donation and you can bask in the sun and views of beautiful Manayunk. As always, you can show up day of or you can save time and preregister. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/412888085956392/?event_time_id=412888149289719

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