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

  • Sep
    26
    Apple Pressing (Morris Arboretum)
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-3600, United States

    Apple Pressing (Morris Arboretum)

    September 26, 2022
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-3600, United States
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    A food forest is a permaculture gardening technique that mimics a woodland ecosystem. Rather than neat rows of annual crops that need to be dug up and replanted each spring, a food forest has layers of mostly perennial edible and medicinal plants. Join us for this unique and delicious class where we will take a tour of the ‘Phood Phorest’ behind the Wissahickon Environmental Center’s Tree House and learn (and taste!!) how it differs from an orchard and why it is important for feeding wildlife and humans. After we experience the foods in the wild, we will then take the apples you brought for cider-pressing with our old-fashioned press. This class is open to all ages! Each participant should bring 5 of their favorite apples for pressing! Monday, September 26 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Morris Members: $15 | Non-members: $15 Registration and information at https://experience.morrisarboretum.org/Policies.aspx (Photo of an apple press with crushed apples and streaming cider by Christina Moresi) https://www.facebook.com/events/765495344759653/
  • Sep
    26
    Line Dancing on the River - Hip Hop and Soul
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Pennypack On The Delaware

    Line Dancing on the River - Hip Hop and Soul

    September 26, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Pennypack On The Delaware
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    Join Riverfront North Partnership for Hip Hop and Soul Line Dancing by the River with instructor Mr. Marty! The classes are free and every Monday from May 16th to the end of September at 6pm on the large grass pier at Pennypack on the Delaware. The classes are open to all ages and levels. Children will need to have an adult with them to participate. Please wear suitable sneakers. Please complete this required waiver before attending: Waiver If you have any questions please reach out to info@riverfrontnorth.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1238558516905746/?event_time_id=1238558520239079
  • Sep
    27
    Run with Me
    5:15 am to 6:15 am
    Tacony Creek Park

    Run with Me

    September 27, 2022
    5:15 am to 6:15 am, 1 hour
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail with us. Free! Schedule: Run on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings at 5:15 AM Saturday mornings at 6 AM RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. Please view TTF's event calendar for event updates and changes: ttfwatershed.org/events https://www.facebook.com/events/5767739986610503/?event_time_id=5767740029943832

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