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 19102
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Nov
    18
    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

    November 18, 2019
    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 from May to November 2019. Schedule: * (WEEKDAY) Mondays 9-10 AM starting at Bingham Street Gateway - 5109 Bingham Street, Philadelphia PA 19120 * (WEEKEND) Saturdays 10-11 AM starting at Whitaker Avenue Gateway - 635 Tampa Street Philadelphia, PA 19120 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. Share with a friend. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend. We look forward to you, joining us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1970108289783581/?event_time_id=1970108383116905
  • Nov
    18
    Hillside Community Yoga Class
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Hillside Recreation Center

    Hillside Community Yoga Class

    November 18, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    Hillside Recreation Center
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    Join us every Monday evening from 7-8pm at Hillside Recreation Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/476793356444103/?event_time_id=476793366444102
  • Nov
    18
    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center

    Northern Liberties Community Yoga Class

    November 18, 2019
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
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    Join us every Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm at the Northern Liberties Rec Center. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/368058943885296/?event_time_id=368058993885291

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