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
Sep21EventLookout for Lanternfly7:00 am to 7:00 pmWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HouseEvent
Lookout for LanternflySeptember 21, 20207:00 am to 7:00 pm, 2 weeksWissahickon Environmental Center- Tree HousemapStop by the Tree House before your hike to borrow a fly swatter from our kiosk. If you see a lanternfly, kill it. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper that is destroying trees and vines throughout our region. With no predator, their population is rapidly growing.
This NOT an in-person event with Tree House educators, but rather a call for visitors to get grab a flyswatter on their way to the trails, and help us to control the spread of the spotted lanternfly. We look forward to the day when we can hunt lanternflies together or not at all because they are gone. Until then, we hope you are enjoying your days outdoors.
Please observe all Park rules and CDC guideline, use common sense, and have fun.
Questions? Email us at WEC@phila.gov
Sep21EventWeekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park9:00 am to 10:00 am5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United StatesEvent
Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek ParkSeptember 21, 20209:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United StatesmapThe FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space.
RSVP email@example.com or 215-744-1853.
Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend!
Sep21EventDaylight/ Starlight Storybook Trail10:00 am to 8:00 pmPennypack Environmental CenterEvent
Daylight/ Starlight Storybook TrailSeptember 21, 202010:00 am to 8:00 pm, 10 hoursPennypack Environmental CentermapStop by the center to enjoy a self guided storybook walk with your family. The trail will be left for you to enjoy for the week. The storybook trail begins at the trail to the right of the environmental center (right next to our picnic area), and loops to the right thru the meadow. No Registration Required.