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
  • 6 golf courses
  • 25 public computer centers

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Jun
    18
    Block Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona Gateway
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

    Block Party in Tacony Creek Park: Ramona Gateway

    June 18, 2019
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
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    Summer is finally here! Celebrate Tacony Creek Park with TTF Watershed Partnership for the 6th Annual “Celebrate Your Park, Discover Your Creek!” 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 18 (5 – 7 pm) @ Ramona Gateway Wednesday, June 19 (5 – 7 pm) @ Whitaker Ave Gateway Thursday, June 20 (5 – 7 pm) @ Tabor Gateway Hope to see you there! Contact doryan@ttfwatershed.org or call 215-744-1853 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/617523888766178/
  • Jun
    18
    Music in Bardascino Park - Parlour Noir
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Bardascino Park

    Music in Bardascino Park - Parlour Noir

    June 18, 2019
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hours
    Bardascino Park
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    Parlour Noir Philadelphia's Vintage Swing Band https://parlournoirjazz.com/ Bring a blanket or chair and your dancing shoes; bring your dinner Free https://www.facebook.com/events/1071594623028185/
  • Jun
    19
    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Wedding Wednesday at LOVE Park

    June 19, 2019
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours

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