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 19107
Email parksandrecreation@phila.gov
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Contacting Parks & Rec Special Events office

Parks & Rec’s Community and Special Events (CASE) office phone line is experiencing ongoing technical issues. If you call during normal business hours and your call goes to voicemail, please leave a message. Staff will respond within a business day. You can also call 215-683-3600 or email parksandrecevents@phila.gov with any permit-related questions.

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Events

  • May
    26
    See Philly Run - Destination: Parks on Tap
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    See Philly Run

    See Philly Run - Destination: Parks on Tap

    May 26, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hours
    See Philly Run
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    SeePhillyRun is teaming up with Parks on Tap! Join for a guided fun run through Philly ending at a traveling pop-up beer garden in one the city’s coolest parks. A portion of all proceeds go to the Fairmount Park Conservancy! These jogs are perfect for city visitors hoping to see the fresh side of Philly and great for locals looking to network and explore their city. All runs start at the center of Washington Square. On May 8 & 11, runs end at the beer garden at Columbus Square. The May 26th event ends at the at FDR Park beer garden. The June 5th and 8th runs end at beer gardens at the beautiful Schuylkill Banks Park! https://www.facebook.com/events/432954310607954/
  • May
    29
    Parks on Tap: Fisher Park
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Fisher Park, Fern Rock, Philadelphia Pa

    Parks on Tap: Fisher Park

    May 29, 2019
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4 days
    Fisher Park, Fern Rock, Philadelphia Pa
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    JOIN US AT A BRAND NEW PARK THIS WEEK! HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM No park is too far when you’re biking, walking, or taking SEPTA. Use Go Philly Go to get to Fisher Park this week. http://bit.ly/2YYiJQl -- Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID and receive $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap Location! https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163 -- PARKING: On-street parking around 3/4 of the perimeter of the park EVENTS: Wed 5/29 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Fisher Park 50% of the proceeds will go to support Fisher Park. Join Roots2Rise from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park every Thursday! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. https://www.facebook.com/events/788706671502074/
  • May
    29
    Parks on Tap: Fisher Park
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Fisher Park, Fern Rock, Philadelphia Pa

    Parks on Tap: Fisher Park

    May 29, 2019
    1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4 days
    Fisher Park, Fern Rock, Philadelphia Pa
    map
    JOIN US AT A BRAND NEW PARK THIS WEEK! HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM No park is too far when you’re biking, walking, or taking SEPTA. Use Go Philly Go to get to Fisher Park this week. http://bit.ly/2YYiJQl -- Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID and receive $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap Location! https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/163 -- PARKING: On-street parking around 3/4 of the perimeter of the park EVENTS: Wed 5/29 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Fisher Park 50% of the proceeds will go to support Fisher Park. Join Roots2Rise from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park every Thursday! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. https://www.facebook.com/events/788706671502074/

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