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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.

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

  • May
    29
    Wissahickon EC Noon Bird Walk
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House), 300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA

    Wissahickon EC Noon Bird Walk

    May 29, 2024
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
    Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House), 300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
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    Enjoy a guided bird walk in the Andorra Natural Area during lunchtime! The winter is an excellent time for birding, as the Wissahickon is host to many boreal forest species like juncos, sparrows, and spasuckers. If its too cold, we will stay inside and watch the feeders!
  • May
    30
    Bird Safe Philly Workshop & Volunteer Day
    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19115

    Bird Safe Philly Workshop & Volunteer Day

    May 30, 2024
    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 4 hours
    8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19115
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    Join us as we take additional steps to Bird Safe Philly more of our Center's windows. Help install window stickers. Learn about birds & migration. Visit our Bird Blind. Create bird friendly crafts. Get tips for bird-friendly gardens. Take a chance on a raffle basket. Visit the Center’s reptiles & arthropods. Volunteer hours for school/other available. Registration is appreciated at PEC@Phila.Gov Adults, teens, & families are welcome. Best for kids 6+. Come for some or all of the time. Any amount of support is appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/events/776244687820996/
  • May
    31
    Migration Madness Wissahickon
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Migration Madness Wissahickon

    May 31, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours

    Migration Madness Walks

    Different Locations in Wissahickon Park

    Fridays at 10 am

    We will meet you at different locations in the Park and search for the many birds arriving or traveling through after the long winter.

    April 26- Harper’s Meadow, meet at Cedar’s House

    May 3- Valley Green Inn

    May 10- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave

    May 17- Houston Meadow, meet at Houston Playground

    May 24- Saul Agricultural Fields, meet at Scout House, Wigard and Henry Ave

    May 31- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave


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