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
- Turn right at Calumet Avenue.
- Turn left at Ridge Avenue.
- Follow Ridge Avenue to the detour’s end at Lincoln Drive.
- Continue to Manayunk via Main Street or Roxborough via Ridge Avenue, or,
- continue to Forbidden Drive via the Lincoln Drive Trail.
- Continue south on Ridge Avenue to Calumet Avenue.
- Turn right onto Calumet Avenue.
- Cross Kelly Drive.
- Turn left to rejoin the Schuylkill River Trail.
Oct6EventRun with Me5:15 am to 6:15 amTacony Creek ParkEvent
Run with MeOctober 6, 20225:15 am to 6:15 am, 1 hourTacony Creek ParkmapJoin 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 at 5:15 AM Saturday mornings at 6 AM RSVP for location to firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines. Please view TTF's event calendar for event updates and changes: ttfwatershed.org/events https://www.facebook.com/events/1421310391678585/?event_time_id=1421310428345248
Oct6EventLearn to Fish - Frankford Boat Launch4:30 pm to 6:30 pmFrankford Boat LaunchEvent
Learn to Fish - Frankford Boat LaunchOctober 6, 20224:30 pm to 6:30 pm, 2 hoursFrankford Boat LaunchmapLearn how to fish- For FREE! Rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction will be provided. First come, first served. We have rods to loan out and worms for bait. You are welcome to bring your own rod. (drive in on the access road just south of the Dietz and Watson facility. You'll see a sign for 'employee parking'. When you reach the river turn left and you'll see us) No fishing license necessary; state license requirements are waived for these events. Great for youth & adults who are new or intermediate anglers. Registration encouraged but not required. *Registration via eventbrite: https://learntofish-fbl.eventbrite.com This series is taking place in partnership with MidAtlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Partners https://www.facebook.com/events/5007781869259103/?event_time_id=5438106529559966
Oct6EventSOLD OUT - In-Person Pumpkin Succulent Workshop at Glen Foerd6:30 pm to 7:30 pmGlen FoerdEvent
SOLD OUT - In-Person Pumpkin Succulent Workshop at Glen FoerdOctober 6, 20226:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hourGlen FoerdmapJoin us for a fun fall evening out at Glen Foerd creating this beautiful Pumpkin Succulent Planter. In this workshop you will learn how to create a beautiful, long-lasting pumpkin succulent planter. Your experience will include a (real) 6-7 lb. "Cinderella" or "Ghost" pumpkin, a variety of succulents, soil, preserved moss, and step-by-step instruction. We will discuss best practices for succulent care and maintenance; soil, sun requirements, grooming, watering, and propagation for healthy plants. Please note these pumpkins are not carved so your centerpiece will last for many months! We also will not be using glue on the succulents, so no plants will be harmed during this workshop. After your planter is complete, we will also show you how to properly transfer the succulents into a more permanent container for you to enjoy for years to come! Complimentary wine and self-guided tours of the Glen Foerd mansion will be available. Ticket sales end on October 5th. Tickets are non refundable nor transferable. If you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, please email Terrarium Therapy directly at email@example.com to discuss options. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to hold your spot. https://www.facebook.com/events/528430585418924/