Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21

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

Connect

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

Parks & Rec requests for proposals

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.

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Events

  • Jul
    18
    Volunteer Event: Weekly Clean-Up
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Valley Green Inn

    Volunteer Event: Weekly Clean-Up

    July 18, 2019
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hours
    Valley Green Inn
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    Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful? Then join FOW on Thursday afternoon for a regular cleaning of the most visited places in the park! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. We meet at Valley Green Inn and then hike into to our clean-up locations. Register to attend here: https://www.fow.org/events/ https://www.facebook.com/events/3310615718964188/?event_time_id=3310615725630854
  • Jul
    18
    Kendrick Community Yoga Class
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Kendrick Recreation Center

    Kendrick Community Yoga Class

    July 18, 2019
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Kendrick Recreation Center
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    Join us every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm at Kendrick Rec Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/323197591876301/?event_time_id=323197665209627
    In the event of rain, contact the site by clicking on the address link.
  • Jul
    18
    Jazz in Hawthorne Park: Vocalist Ella Gahnt
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Friends of Hawthorne Park

    Jazz in Hawthorne Park: Vocalist Ella Gahnt

    July 18, 2019
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hours
    Friends of Hawthorne Park
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    JAZZ IN HAWTHORNE PARK VOCALIST ELLA GAHNT FREE CONCERT Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catharine Streets The Friends of Hawthorne Park and Jazz Bridge present Philly vocalist Ella Gahnt in a free evening concert of live jazz this Thursday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m. Bring your kids, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of terrific music in beautiful Hawthorne Park! The concert is presented with the support of Tower Investment, Inc., the MLK Homeowners Association, 11th Street Auto Repair, City Diner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. RAIN DATE JULY 25 https://www.facebook.com/events/390795921583246/

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