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
- 272 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
Nov22EventFairmount Park Turkey Trot7:00 am to 11:00 amPlease Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAEvent
Fairmount Park Turkey TrotNovember 22, 20187:00 am to 11:00 am, 4 hoursPlease Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAmapStart your Thanksgiving out with a trot! The 28th Annual Fairmount Park Turkey Trot will include a 5-mile run that starts and finishes at Memorial Hall. All runners will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt.
Register before November 9 to save $5! Visit www.runtheday.com to learn more.
Nov22EventChristmas Village in Philadelphia opens9:00 am to 5:00 pmJFK Plaza, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Christmas Village in Philadelphia opensNovember 22, 20189:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hoursJFK Plaza, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmap
Dec1EventSounds of the Season: A Very Philly Christmas10:00 am to 4:00 pmFairmount Park Historic HousesEvent
Sounds of the Season: A Very Philly ChristmasDecember 1, 201810:00 am to 4:00 pm, 6 hoursFairmount Park Historic HousesmapJoin us as the historic houses, sponsored by WRTI.FM, kick off this year's A Very Philly Christmas with some of the best music in Philadelphia including Opera Philadelphia, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Joanna Pascale, New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, and Minas Brazilian Music.
Each of the 5 houses will host one of these premier Philadelphia musical acts as well as some of the most talented Philadelphia area student musicians. Enjoy all these wondrous sounds while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays.
Learn more and get tickets on the Facebook event.