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 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Boathouse Row lightings: November 2019

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Events

  • Nov
    22
    2019 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
    12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3640, United States

    2019 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

    November 22, 2019
    12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 9 hours
    2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3640, United States
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    The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will be held November, 23rd & 24th 2019. The event will feature the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz and Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, and Dunkin Munchkin Kids Fun Run Health And Wellness Expo: Friday, November 22nd: 12pm-9pm Saturday November 23rd, 9am-5pm Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center 12th & Arch Streets, Hall TBD Race Events: Saturday, November 23rd Dietz and Watson Half Marathon 7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles 7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers Rothman Orthopaedics 8K (4.97 miles) 10:40 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles 10:45 a.m. - Runners/Walkers Dunkin Munchkin Kids Fun Run 10:00 a.m. - On-site registration 12:00 p.m. - Races begin Sunday, November 24th AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday November 24th. 6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles 7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers https://www.facebook.com/events/285352022420141/?event_time_id=285352029086807
  • Nov
    22
    Olney Community Yoga Class
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Olney Recreation Center

    Olney Community Yoga Class

    November 22, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Olney Recreation Center
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    Join us every Friday evening at the Olney Rec Center (100 E. Godfrey Ave) from 7-8pm. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/665332853949913/?event_time_id=665332920616573
  • Nov
    23
    Cobbs Creek Community Yoga Class
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Cobbs Creek Recreation Center

    Cobbs Creek Community Yoga Class

    November 23, 2019
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    Cobbs Creek Recreation Center
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    Join us every Saturday morning from 10-11am at Cobbs Creek Rec Center. $3 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/1222331974642319/?event_time_id=1222332094642307

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