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
Parks & Rec has a summer full of fun in store at sites across Philadelphia! From outdoor movies to poolside yoga, there’s something for everyone.
Join the fun today at a park, playground, or recreation center near you. The line-up includes:
- Four select open-air theater performances.
- 26 free outdoor movies.
- Dozens of concerts at more than 20 locations featuring every musical genre.
- Yoga classes at 25 locations–both indoor and outdoor.
On June 14, the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia posted three requests for proposals in support of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s strategic plan:
- Maintenance and operations consultant
- Customer service plan consultant
- Program planning and standards consultant
The deadline for proposal submissions is July 2, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.
Jun24EventHillside Community Yoga Class7:00 pm to 8:00 pmHillside Recreation CenterEvent
Hillside Community Yoga ClassJune 24, 20197:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hourHillside Recreation CentermapJoin us every Monday evening from 7-8pm at Hillside Recreation Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/402107200355571/?event_time_id=402107257022232
Jun24EventNorthern Liberties Community Yoga Class7:30 pm to 8:30 pmNorthern Liberties Recreation CenterEvent
Northern Liberties Community Yoga ClassJune 24, 20197:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 1 hourNorthern Liberties Recreation CentermapJoin us every Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm at the Northern Liberties Rec Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/2426695620885691/?event_time_id=2426695680885685
Jun25EventBlock Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona Gateway5:00 pm to 7:00 pmTacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124Event
Block Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona GatewayJune 25, 20195:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hoursTacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124mapNEW SCHEDULE: Join us Wednesday 6/26 at Whitaker Gateway or Thursday 6/27 at Tabor Gateway! ** Summer is finally here! Celebrate Tacony Creek Park with TTF Watershed Partnership for the 6th Annual âCelebrate Your Park, Discover Your Creek!â free Summer Block Parties. Come learn about your park and your creek through fun, family friendly activities from local community organizations and non-profits, and enjoy free water ice and pretzels! We host 3 block parties in a row at different gateways of Tacony Creek Park! Tuesday, June 25 (5 - 7 pm) @ Ramona Gateway Wednesday, June 26 (5 â 7 pm) @ Whitaker Ave Gateway Thursday, June 27 (5 â 7 pm) @ Tabor Gateway Hope to see you there! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-744-1853 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/617523888766178/