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

  • Aug
    15
    Teen Adventures Creek Day
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Teen Adventures Creek Day

    August 15, 2022
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Teens ages 13-17 years can join us for an adventure as we hike to different locations in the Pennypack to explore the creek and enjoy a picnic lunch. Please plan to bring along shoes that can get wet, and a pair that are comfortable for hiking as well. Visit eventbrite to register, fees apply. If you would rather pay by cash or check, please email PEC@phila.gov. Space is limited. $10.00 per child. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-adventures-creek-day-tickets-387054940747 https://www.facebook.com/events/5187326458061816/
  • Aug
    16
    Drop In Butterfly Craft
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Drop In Butterfly Craft

    August 16, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    This will be a butterfly craft geared for young children accompanied with an adult .Drop ins during this hour are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/632657754522511/
  • Aug
    16
    Family Butterfly Walk
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Family Butterfly Walk

    August 16, 2022
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 3 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    This will be a family walk to learn about the different types of butterflies here during the summer months in the nature sanctuary . Call or email for more information 215-685-0470 PEC@phila.gov . https://www.facebook.com/events/5924647424230942/

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