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
- 272 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
Aug15EventScience for Seniors: Primitive Plants10:00 am to 12:00 pmPennypack Park, Pennypack Trail, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USAEvent
Science for Seniors: Primitive PlantsAugust 15, 201810:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hoursPennypack Park, Pennypack Trail, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USAmap
Join friends for an easy-paced program designed for adults 50 and older, as we explore ferns and other non-flowering plants. RSVP on the Facebook page.
Aug15EventWednesday Night Hayrides6:00 pm to 8:00 pmFriends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USAEvent
Wednesday Night HayridesAugust 15, 20186:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hoursFriends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USAmapFox Chase Farm will be open for visitors to explore the farm. Farm opens at 6 p.m. and hayrides start at 7 p.m. Fox Chase Farm is a working educational farm located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is closed to the public except during public events like this. Learn more or see other community events for the public at www.foxchasefarm.org.
Aug16EventLast Summer Jazz Series at Hawthorne Park7:00 pm to 9:00 pmHawthorne Park, Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAEvent
Last Summer Jazz Series at Hawthorne ParkAugust 16, 20187:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hoursHawthorne Park, Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAmapJazz at Hawthorne Park presents pianist, Dave Posmontier, as part of their Summer Concert Series “Jazz in Hawthorne Park.” The concert is free, and lawn chairs, beach chairs, picnic baskets, and friends are welcome to have a great time!
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