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
- Turn right at Calumet Avenue.
- Turn left at Ridge Avenue.
- Follow Ridge Avenue to the detour’s end at Lincoln Drive.
- Continue to Manayunk via Main Street or Roxborough via Ridge Avenue, or,
- continue to Forbidden Drive via the Lincoln Drive Trail.
- Continue south on Ridge Avenue to Calumet Avenue.
- Turn right onto Calumet Avenue.
- Cross Kelly Drive.
- Turn left to rejoin the Schuylkill River Trail.
Wondering why the lights along Boathouse Row are a certain color? Here’s the scoop:
|DATES||COLOR(S)||CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION|
|9/9/2022 to 9/10/2022||gold||Childhood Cancer Awareness—Jake’s Dragon Foundation|
|9/15/2022||red||Light It Up Red for Lymphoma—Lymphoma Research Foundation|
|9/16/2022||teal||Ovarian Cancer Awareness—Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation|
|9/17/2022 to 9/19/2022||green||Philadelphia Eagles (Home Opener 9/19)|
|9/24/2022||green||Light Up for Mito-World Mitochondrial Disease Week
|9/29/2022||red, white, blue||Get Screened Philly—American Cancer Society & Dept. of Public Health|
Sep28EventWednesday Meditations10:00 am to 11:00 am990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, USEvent
Wednesday MeditationsSeptember 28, 202210:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour990 West Northwestern Avenue, PARKING LOT 1, Philadelphia, 19128, USmapLet's meditate together! We will explore various modalities of meditation in this 6-week program. Meditation has many benefits. It can reduce stress, help control anxiety, improve sleep and emotional health, and may reduce blood pressure and help control pain. Bring something to sit on such as a pillow, bolster, or mat. Consider sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle.
This program is in partnership with the Andorra Library. Adults and Older Teens.
Please bring a mask. This will be indoors until the weather warms up a bit. Questions ? Contact us at email@example.com or 215.685.9285
Registration is required at treehousewec.eventbrite.com , and will open one week before the program.
This is an outdoor, almost all weather program. Check Facebook for updates or email JoAnne at WoodsJ@freelibrary.org.
Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Tree House and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program.
Photos: Tree House Porch by Christina Moresi
For more information on the event and future updates, visit this event's Facebook page.
Sep28EventUnOrthodox Yoga - KIDS5:30 pm to 6:00 pmLardner's Point ParkEvent
UnOrthodox Yoga - KIDSSeptember 28, 20225:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 30 minsLardner's Point ParkmapJoin instructor Violet Vines for a fun kids yoga class along the river with spectacular bridge views. A relaxing all-ages class will follow at 6:15pm. Classes run August 24th - Sept 28th. https://www.facebook.com/events/574409977694276/?event_time_id=574409981027609
Sep29EventRun with Me5:15 am to 6:15 amTacony Creek ParkEvent
Run with MeSeptember 29, 20225:15 am to 6:15 am, 1 hourTacony Creek ParkmapJoin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/1421310391678585/?event_time_id=1421310431678581