Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

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

Expanded park curfew

Effective December 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022, the following areas of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system will be closed daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

  • Bartram’s Garden
  • Cobbs Creek Park
  • East and West Fairmount Park
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park
  • Poquessing Creek Park
  • Pennypack Park
  • Tacony Creek Park
  • Wissahickon Valley Park

All trails, parking lots, and other areas in these parks will be closed to all pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, and vehicular traffic. The curfew will ensure public safety while deer control activities are conducted. Otherwise, City parks are open from dawn to dusk.

Recreational Boating Advisory

Parks & Rec is urging extreme caution for any recreational activity on or along the Schuylkill River while storm damage assessment continues.
 
River users are reminded that:
  • State law prohibits all recreational boating below the Girard Bridge.
  • The only exception to this are rowing sweeps and sculls and their attendant safety boats.
The storm damaged an emergency safety cable that helps prevent recreational boaters or kayakers from accidentally going over the Fairmount Dam. This recreational river advisory will remain in place until the safety line has been replaced.

 

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Events

  • Jan
    23
    Yoga with Jenna Song!
    10:00 am to 10:45 am
    Tacony Creek Park

    Yoga with Jenna Song!

    January 23, 2022
    10:00 am to 10:45 am, 45 mins
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Join our yoga sessions online from November through March due to the winter weather. Hatha yoga emphasizes physical health and relaxation of your mind. We’ll focus on posture alignment, strengthening, and flexibility. Register HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpceisrTsiG9Lh3pVMYKROTZwwUnM7Nzu6 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. All levels welcome and yoga mats are recommended! https://www.facebook.com/events/439496414216115/?event_time_id=439496470882776
  • Jan
    23
    Silent Sunset Cruise
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Silent Sunset Cruise

    January 23, 2022
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, 3 hours
    Join us on a mindful and silent moderate paced saunter through the upper woods and meadow of the Andorra Natural Area. Enjoy a full sensory experience as the sun sets on this multi-use trail as we wind through the forest and open meadow habitat. This walk is open to anyone 16 and older. Register: https://fow.org/event/silent-sunset-cruise-22-1/ Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at fow.org/covid-19. https://www.facebook.com/events/461504048818454/
  • Jan
    24
    Restoring Water, Restoring Ourselves
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Restoring Water, Restoring Ourselves

    January 24, 2022
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    During winter Mother Earth slows down and gets quiet as she restores herself, suggesting we also do the same. As we explore the hillside trails overlooking the meeting place of the Monoshone and Wissahickon creeks, Master Watershed Steward Meghan Dwyer and Trail Ambassador Dr. Margaret Kinnevy will share stories lying at the intersection of humans, waterways, and global restorative practices. We will enjoy moments of silence, stunning vistas, and a sense optimism regarding our collective future. Register: https://fow.org/event/restoring-water-restoring-ourselves/ Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at fow.org/covid-19. https://www.facebook.com/events/2531993626934592/

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