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

  • Mar
    9
    Bird Window Collisions Information Session
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Zoom

    Bird Window Collisions Information Session

    March 9, 2021
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours
    Zoom
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    Researchers estimate that between 365-988 million birds die annually in the United Sates from colliding into windows. Most of the collisions are with windows in suburban homes and low-rise buildings, and not with city skyscrapers. Learn about the causes and patterns of collisions and actions you can’t take to mitigate bid collisions on your own property. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom information. Free. Register Here:https://app.etapestry.com/cart/PennypackEcologicalRestorati/default/item.php?ref=1204.0.644583704 https://www.facebook.com/events/253208272850328/
  • Mar
    9
    Boiling Drop in Day
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Boiling Drop in Day

    March 9, 2021
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Stop by the campfire area behind the environmental center anytime between 10am and 1pm to watch as sap is boiled down to syrup. No registration required. https://www.facebook.com/events/120788603311800/
  • Mar
    10
    Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

    March 10, 2021
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1 hour
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Come help us tap a sugar msple tree and learn how we process the sap into syrup! https://www.facebook.com/events/824606395068229/

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