Due to the extremely hot weather, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs help, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17

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
  • 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

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Address
1515 Arch Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Events

  • Aug
    15
    Science for Seniors: Primitive Plants
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Pennypack Park, Pennypack Trail, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Science for Seniors: Primitive Plants

    August 15, 2018
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pennypack Park, Pennypack Trail, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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    Join friends for an easy-paced program designed for adults 50 and older, as we explore ferns and other non-flowering plants. RSVP on the Facebook page.
  • Aug
    15
    Wednesday Night Hayrides
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

    Wednesday Night Hayrides

    August 15, 2018
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
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    Fox Chase Farm will be open for visitors to explore the farm. Farm opens at 6 p.m. and hayrides start at 7 p.m. Fox Chase Farm is a working educational farm located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is closed to the public except during public events like this. Learn more or see other community events for the public at www.foxchasefarm.org.
  • Aug
    16
    Last Summer Jazz Series at Hawthorne Park
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Hawthorne Park, Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

    Last Summer Jazz Series at Hawthorne Park

    August 16, 2018
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hours
    Hawthorne Park, Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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    Jazz at Hawthorne Park presents pianist, Dave Posmontier, as part of their Summer Concert Series “Jazz in Hawthorne Park.” The concert is free, and lawn chairs, beach chairs, picnic baskets, and friends are welcome to have a great time!

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