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

  • Feb
    24
    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States

    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park

    February 24, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States
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    The FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space. RSVP nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853. Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2632918910274455/?event_time_id=2647331118833234
  • Feb
    24
    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center

    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class

    February 24, 2020
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
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    Join 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/368058943885296/?event_time_id=368058993885291
  • Feb
    26
    Build a Platform Bird Feeder
    3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Build a Platform Bird Feeder

    February 26, 2020
    3:45 pm to 5:30 pm, 2 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Learn some basic woodworking as you construct a simple platform bird feeder. Also learn what birds winter in Philadelphia and their feeding preferences. $10 supply fee. Adults welcome. Limited number of spaces. https://www.facebook.com/events/525340884724866/?event_time_id=525340898058198

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