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
- 6 golf courses
- 25 public computer centers
Love Your Park Fall Service Day will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, and we need your help! Sign up to prepare your park for winter.
Love Your Park is a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with Philadelphia’s incredible Park Friends Network, made up of volunteer groups who steward their neighborhood parks. Every fall and spring, thousands of volunteers come out to clean and green their parks, plant trees, clean up litter, and more to help prepare parks for the winter.
Oct22EventWe Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Tuesday Nights6:00 pm to 7:00 pmPennypack On The DelawareEvent
We Walk PHL - Northeast Philly - Tuesday NightsOctober 22, 20196:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hourPennypack On The DelawaremapTake a walk in a beautiful park by the river! Join us for a group stroll around Pennypack on the Delaware every Tuesday night at 6pm. Meet the walk leader at the grass pier!
Walks are hosted by We Walk PHL
Oct23EventWedding Wednesday at LOVE Park11:00 am to 2:00 pmEvent
Wedding Wednesday at LOVE ParkOctober 23, 201911:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
Oct23EventAfter School Nature Walks and Crafts3:45 pm to 5:15 pmCobbs Creek Community Environmental CenterEvent
After School Nature Walks and CraftsOctober 23, 20193:45 pm to 5:15 pm, 2 hoursCobbs Creek Community Environmental CentermapTake a walk with us and explore nature. Parents and children kindergarten and up welcome. Each week we will explore a different theme. After the walk, we will engage in a related art activity. https://www.facebook.com/events/486610371917693/?event_time_id=486610388584358