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
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Fund have posted the following requests for proposals in support of Parks & Rec’s strategic plan:
The deadline for proposal submissions is July 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.
Jul17EventWedding Wednesday at LOVE Park11:00 am to 2:00 pmEvent
Wedding Wednesday at LOVE ParkJuly 17, 201911:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
Jul17EventParks on Tap: Discovery Center5:00 pm to 10:00 pmThe Discovery CenterEvent
Parks on Tap: Discovery CenterJuly 17, 20195:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 5 hoursThe Discovery CentermapJOIN US AT A BRAND NEW PARK THIS WEEK! HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM ABOUT DISCOVERY CENTER: The Discovery Center is a partnership between the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and the National Audubon Society. The site in East Fairmount Park was designed to preserve and protect an important resource for over 100 species of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, and to provide public access and programming on 50 acres of parkland, including the 37-acre Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. No park is too far when you’re biking, walking, or taking SEPTA. Use Go Philly Go to get to The Discovery Center this week. http://bit.ly/2D9QZ1G -- Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID and receive $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap Location! https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163 -- PARKING: On-site parking lot. Overflow can park along Reservoir Drive. EVENTS: Wed 7/17 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Discovery Center 50% of the proceeds will go to support the Discovery Center. Join Roots2Rise from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park every Thursday! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. https://www.facebook.com/events/398642847620265/
Jul17EventOldies in the Park5:30 pm to 8:30 pmVernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USAEvent
Oldies in the ParkJuly 17, 20195:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hoursVernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USAmap