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

Boathouse Row Lightings: June 2022

Wondering why the lights along Boathouse Row are a certain color? Here’s the scoop:

DATES COLOR(S) CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION
6/1/2022 Red Merger of St. Joseph’s Univ. and Univ. of the Sciences
6/2/2022 Teal National Scleroderma Awareness
6/3/2022 Red Hemochromatosis Awareness
6/4/2022 Blue Inspira Health Foundation Gala
6/5/2022 Orange Gun violence awareness
6/6 and 6/7/2022 Colors of the LGBT flag LGBT Pride
6/10/2022 Blue Disability Pride
6/13/2022 Blue and gold Police Athletic League 75th Anniversary
6/14/2022 Red, green, and black Juneteenth
6/19/2022 Red Sickle cell anemia awareness
6/19/2022 Blue and gold Police Athletic League 75th Anniversary

Boathouse Row Lightings: May 2022

Wondering why the lights along Boathouse Row are a certain color? Here’s the scoop:

DATES COLOR(S) CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION
5/6/2022 Green Go Public Gardens Days Recognition
5/9/2022 Teal American Lung Association
5/12/2022 Pink
Neurofibromatosis and pediatric high blood pressure awareness
5/16/2022 Green Art in the Open
5/17/2022 Blue Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

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Events

  • May
    27
    BirdPhilly Walk- Haddington Woods
    8:00 am to 10:00 am
    N. Daggett St. and Vine St., 19151

    BirdPhilly Walk- Haddington Woods

    May 27, 2022
    8:00 am to 10:00 am, 2 hours
    N. Daggett St. and Vine St., 19151
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    Starting May 6th, join BirdPhilly every Friday morning in May during peak migration season to look for warblers, tanagers, flycatchers and more in this interesting section of Cobbs Creek Park. Binoculars will be available. Meet at the small building near 66th and Vine (Daggett St. and Vine St.) https://www.facebook.com/events/722167748818254/?event_time_id=722167765484919
  • May
    27
    A Multicultural Marketplace Experience
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    A Multicultural Marketplace Experience

    May 27, 2022
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 8 hours
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Celebrate Spring at LOVE Park with weekend marketplaces featuring Multicultural Vendors.
  • May
    28
    We Walk PHL
    9:30 am to 10:30 am
    Whitaker Ave and Loudon St Philadelphia, PA 19120

    We Walk PHL

    May 28, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Whitaker Ave and Loudon St Philadelphia, PA 19120
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    Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail as a part of We Walk PHL. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/1836559229869181/?event_time_id=1836559389869165

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