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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Jun
    19
    Free Family Fishing
    4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Boathouse at FDR Park, FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

    Free Family Fishing

    June 19, 2024
    4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 3 hours
    Boathouse at FDR Park, FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA
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    Meet Discovery Pathways at the Boathouse.  No fishing license or experience necessary.
    Learn more on Facebook. 
  • Jun
    19
    Summer block parties in Tacony Creek Park
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park

    Summer block parties in Tacony Creek Park

    June 19, 2024
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Do you and your family enjoy using the Tacony Creek Park trail? Join us for our FREE annual summer Block Parties, June 18-20, from 5 PM to 7 PM! 🎉
    Come celebrate the park, access valuable community resources, take home a recycling bin, and enjoy many more exciting activities! ♻️
    Bring your friends and family for an evening of fun and community engagement. 
    Rain dates: June 25, 26, and 27. 
    See Facebook for more information.
  • Jun
    20
    Solstice Hike
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA

    Solstice Hike

    June 20, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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    Registration: https://forms.gle/41AGDUSAtsi1oeWB7

    SUMMER SOLSTICE WALK  
    June 20 | 10-11 a.m.

    Summer arrives at 4:50 PM June 20. Join us as we mindfully hike through the forest and along the creek setting our intentions for the season to come. Adults Only. Free.

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot predict the appearances of specific wildlife, full moon, etc., however, you can expect a beautiful hike in nature. These are all-weather, outdoor program. Please dress for the weather and hiking. The center, bathrooms, and picnic areas are all accessible, however, the trails are rocky and uneven.

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