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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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1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Aug
    9
    Mini Exploration Camp
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Mini Exploration Camp

    August 9, 2022
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm, 2 days
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Explorers ages 5-7 years old can join us for this mini nature camp. This is a great way to prepare your camper for longer day adventures in the park. Themes will include Furry Animals, Bee's & Butterflies and Toads and Turtles. We will make a themed craft each day, read stories, play games and see live animals!! Dates: Tuesday, August 9-Thursday, August 11 Ages: Children 5-7 years Time: 9:30am- 12:00pm (This is a drop off program) $50.00 per child Cash or Check; Eventbrite fees apply. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-exploration-camp-tickets-344203551087 https://www.facebook.com/events/743462299988804/
  • Aug
    9
    Family Fun - Nature Activities by the River (Pennypack On The Delaware)
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Pennypack On The Delaware

    Family Fun - Nature Activities by the River (Pennypack On The Delaware)

    August 9, 2022
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hours
    Pennypack On The Delaware
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    Join us at Pennypack on the Delaware. We'll host kid's field games (corn hole, horseshoes, hula hoops, balls, giant jenga, giant connect 4 etc. ), have arts and crafts, fun nature activities and more! No sign up necessary! *Will be canceled if there is rain or very hot weather. June 28th: Eat Like a Bird All birds do not have teeth. So how do they eat? Birds have different beaks that are designed for different food. Come learn about different bird beaks with a fun activity. July 12th: Superhero Animals Some animals have superhero like abilities. Some can jump high, some can run really really fast. Come learn about these cool animals and test your own superpower skills with some activities. July 26th: Insect vs. Spider Spiders and insects might seem creepy but are cool and are important to the ecosystem. Come learn about there cool creatures and make a fun craft. August 9th: Tale of a Tree There are many different trees around us, and they have different benefits. Come learn about all the trees around us. Also make a cool craft. August 23rd: What is the Buzz about Pollinator? Join us to learn about pollinators of all shapes and sizes and create a fun craft. https://www.facebook.com/events/805636280600227/?event_time_id=818933555937166
  • Aug
    9
    Nature Mosaic Making
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

    Nature Mosaic Making

    August 9, 2022
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
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    Join artist, Eve Miller, to learn about the ancient art of mosaics. Make a cement stepping stone mosaic of a nature theme to take home. $5 donation suggested for supplies. RSVP required by email at cccec@phila.gov https://www.facebook.com/events/614560673279207/

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