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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.


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10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • May
    Migration Madness Wissahickon
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Migration Madness Wissahickon

    May 24, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours

    Migration Madness Walks

    Different Locations in Wissahickon Park

    Fridays at 10 am

    We will meet you at different locations in the Park and search for the many birds arriving or traveling through after the long winter.

    April 26- Harper’s Meadow, meet at Cedar’s House

    May 3- Valley Green Inn

    May 10- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave

    May 17- Houston Meadow, meet at Houston Playground

    May 24- Saul Agricultural Fields, meet at Scout House, Wigard and Henry Ave

    May 31- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave

  • May
    Meet a Medic event
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Meet a Medic event

    May 24, 2024
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    In recognition of EMS Week, which is May 19-May 25, the Philadelphia Fire Department presents their “Meet a Medic” event at Love Park! Come out to see some of our City's first responders!
  • May
    Southeast Asian Market
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

    Southeast Asian Market

    May 25, 2024
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 8 hours
    FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue &, S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA
    The Southeast Asian Market in FDR Park is a community of refugees and immigrant members who have called FDR Park their home since the 1980s. For more than 35 years, they have cultivated an open community space. The market has become a social hub for social gatherings and business opportunities through vending.  Come enjoy native cuisine dishes, plants, clothing, jewelry, and other items.  Learn more at