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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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Announcements

Boathouse Row Lightings: June 2022

Wondering why the lights along Boathouse Row are a certain color? Here’s the scoop:

 

DATES COLOR(S) CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION
6/1/2022 Red Merger of St. Joseph’s Univ. and Univ. of the Sciences
6/2/2022 Teal National Scleroderma Awareness
6/3/2022 Red Hemochromatosis Awareness
6/4/2022 Blue Inspira Health Foundation Gala
6/5/2022 Orange Gun violence awareness
6/6 and 6/7/2022 Colors of the LGBT flag LGBT Pride
6/8 and 6/9/2022 Blue and gold Drexel University commencement
6/10/2022 Blue Disability Pride
6/13/2022 Blue and gold Police Athletic League 75th Anniversary
6/14/2022—6/19/2022 Red, green, and black Juneteenth
6/19/2022 (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) Red Sickle cell anemia awareness
6/19/2022 (1 a.m. to 6 a.m.) Red, green, and black Juneteenth

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Events

  • Jun
    30
    Run with Me
    5:00 am to 7:30 am
    Tacony Creek Park

    Run with Me

    June 30, 2022
    5:00 am to 7:30 am, 3 hours
    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 between 5 AM and 7:30 AM based on the preferences of participants. Saturday mornings between 7:30 AM– 9 AM. Family Trail Time and Kids Run: Saturdays at 4 pm RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. https://www.facebook.com/events/488016316248373/?event_time_id=488016392915032
  • Jun
    30
    Learn to Fish - Frankford Boat Launch
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Frankford Boat Launch

    Learn to Fish - Frankford Boat Launch

    June 30, 2022
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Frankford Boat Launch
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    Learn how to fish- For FREE! Rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction will be provided. First come, first served. We have rods to loan out and worms for bait. You are welcome to bring your own rod. (drive in on the access road just south of the Dietz and Watson facility. You'll see a sign for 'employee parking'. When you reach the river turn left and you'll see us) No fishing license necessary; state license requirements are waived for these events. Great for youth & adults who are new or intermediate anglers. Registration encouraged but not required. *Registration via eventbrite: https://learntofish-fbl.eventbrite.com This series is taking place in partnership with MidAtlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Partners https://www.facebook.com/events/5007781869259103/?event_time_id=5007781879259102
  • Jun
    30
    Free Outdoor Movie Night
    8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
    Schuylkill Banks - Walnut Street

    Free Outdoor Movie Night

    June 30, 2022
    8:30 pm to 11:30 pm, 3 hours
    Schuylkill Banks - Walnut Street
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    Bring your friends, blanket, and picnic for a great time watching Dazed and Confused riverside! The movie will start at sunset, which is around 8:30pm. Come early to stake out your spot, watch the sunset, or take a riverboat or kayak tour. More details here: https://www.schuylkillbanks.org/events/movie-nights/dazed-and-confused. https://www.facebook.com/events/1684740691891451/

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