Friday, June 5: The Mayor has extended a mandatory citywide curfew. Effective at 8:00 p.m. through tomorrow at 6 a.m. Only people with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.
In effect: 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5 to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6
In effect: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 01 until further notice

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

Parks & Rec summer camp update

Every year Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hosts thousands of children at our summer day camps. These low-cost, high-quality camps take place at sites across the city.
 
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our camps will be very different this year. Parks & Rec is working with City officials to offer camps that:
  • Meet public health safety protocols.
  • Maintain physical distancing.
  • Protect campers and staff.
  • Offer breakfast and lunch to children each weekday. 
  • Provide safe places for youth during the day.
These efforts may reduce and change the type of activities offered at each camp. Parks & Rec could be required to:
  • Limit camp size.
  • Keep campers in small groups.
  • Prevent mixing between groups.
  • Make mask-wearing mandatory.
  • Cut field trips and aquatics activities. 

Other changes could be required.

We will announce our summer camp dates and new protocols as soon as they are available. You can also sign up to receive email updates or follow @PhilaParkandRec on social media.
 
If you registered your child for a Parks & Rec summer camp but want to give up the spot, please email us as soon as possible.

Apply for the Playstreets program: June 15 deadline

Parks & Rec has extended the application deadline for our summer Playstreets program to Monday, June 15.

The Playstreets program closes designated streets to traffic so that kids have a safe place to play when school is out. A key feature of the program is the nutritious meals and snacks provided to children.

If you already have an application to submit, please mail it to:
Summer Food Program
Attn: Wydeeia Williams
2101 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

If you want to host a Playstreet but do not have a hard copy application, please email Wydeeia.Williams@phila.gov to request one.

Visit our Playstreets webpage to learn more about hosting requirements and program activities.

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Events

  • Jun
    22
    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States

    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park

    June 22, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States
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    The FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space. RSVP nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853. Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2632918910274455/?event_time_id=2647331172166562
  • Jun
    29
    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States

    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park

    June 29, 2020
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States
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    The FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space. RSVP nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853. Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2632918910274455/?event_time_id=2647331175499895
  • Jul
    1
    Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Bartram's Garden

    Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies

    July 1, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    Bartram's Garden
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    Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture. Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and join us for a FREE storytime at noon on Little Explorers days during the months of April-November. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family-level and up. We offer discounted rates for our Southwest Neighbors and ACCESS Cardholders. For discounted reservations (or any other questions), contact Leslie Gale, lgale@bartramsgarden.org or 215-729-5281 ext. 110. https://www.facebook.com/events/1374165352733941/

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