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
  • 272 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

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

  • Nov
    16
    Owl Walk in Haddington Woods
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Haddington Woods, Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA

    Owl Walk in Haddington Woods

    November 16, 2018
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Haddington Woods, Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA
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    We will look and listen for Great Horned and Eastern Screech Owls and spotlight for nocturnal mammals like flying squirrels Haddington Woods is at the intersection of Vine and Dagget St. (where Vine meets the park).
  • Nov
    17
    Fall Into Dance: Senior Dance Class
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Fall Into Dance: Senior Dance Class

    November 17, 2018
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Come enjoy great music and movement with Instructor Judith Sachs, the Director of Anyone Can Dance. You'll be guided through some easy dance moves and groove to some music. Learn more on the Facebook event.
  • Nov
    19
    Horses and History: An Afternoon at the Monastery Stables
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Monastery Stables, 3738, 1000 Kitchens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

    Horses and History: An Afternoon at the Monastery Stables

    November 19, 2018
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    Monastery Stables, 3738, 1000 Kitchens Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA
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    This will be an afternoon of horse people, horse history, and horses! Authors Dr. David Contosta and Dr. Nancy Peter will be leading discussions and signing books. There will be also be outdoor horse demonstrations, light refreshments, and a silent auction. For information & to RSVP email: Diane@GarveyResources.com. Learn more at www.monasterystables.org.

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