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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

  • Jul
    2
    Run with Me
    7:30 am to 9:00 am
    Tacony Creek Park

    Run with Me

    July 2, 2022
    7:30 am to 9:00 am, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park
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    Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail with us. Free! Schedule: Run on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings between 5 AM and 7:30 AM based on the preferences of participants. Saturday mornings between 7:30 AM– 9 AM. Family Trail Time and Kids Run: Saturdays at 4 pm RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. https://www.facebook.com/events/489906025987214/?event_time_id=489906075987209
  • Jul
    2
    We Walk PHL
    9:30 am to 10:30 am
    Whitaker Ave and Loudon St Philadelphia, PA 19120

    We Walk PHL

    July 2, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Whitaker Ave and Loudon St Philadelphia, PA 19120
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    Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail as a part of We Walk PHL. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/1836559229869181/?event_time_id=1836559246535846
  • Jul
    2
    Family Trail Time and Kids Run
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park

    Family Trail Time and Kids Run

    July 2, 2022
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hour
    Tacony Creek Park
    map
    Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail with us. Free! Schedule: Run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 5 AM and 7:30 AM based on the preferences of participants. Saturday mornings between 7:30 AM – 9 AM. Family Trail Time and Kids Run: Saturdays at 4pm RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. https://www.facebook.com/events/1104048340395343/?event_time_id=1104048427062001

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