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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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Boathouse Row lightings: January 2020

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Events

  • Jan
    19
    Alpaca Yoga!
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    East Passyunk Avenue

    Alpaca Yoga!

    January 19, 2020
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    East Passyunk Avenue
    map
    After receving numerous requests from our community ...We have decided to bring back Alpaca Yoga! These incredible creatures bring so much happiness. ALPACAS! January 19th we bring Alpaca Yoga to South Philadelphia! Yoga Hive Philly has hosted Alpaca Yoga in the past, we really wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience how amazing these animals really are! These unique creatures can be great stress relievers for people. The practice of sharing yoga with domesticated creatures to comfort people has gained mainstream acceptance in recent years. This event allows the Alpacas the chance to socialize with people, which they enjoy very much, and allowing them to feel love and affection with mental stimulation. The relationship between contact with animals and exercise for stress reduction has also been embraced. Alpacas are in tune with the zen-like mood that comes along with a yoga class. They naturally tend to make very soothing humming noises. They will socialize with everyone on the mats, snuggle up against you, and enjoy watching you try to balance! After class you will have about 15 minutes to spend time with these beautiful creatures and share pictures with the alpaca! A big portion of the proceeds will be donated to the farm to help better care for these beautiful, peaceful creatures. You will also have the time to shop the Alpaca fur handmade products such as alpaca yoga socks, purse chains, gloves, scarfs, hats and more! This will be one you do not want to miss out on and tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today! Reminder! For our last alpaca event the tickets sold out within a few days, don’t hold off if you are interested!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1401571069998173/?event_time_id=1401571076664839
  • Jan
    19
    Alpaca Yoga!
    11:00 am to 11:30 am
    East Passyunk Avenue

    Alpaca Yoga!

    January 19, 2020
    11:00 am to 11:30 am, 30 mins
    East Passyunk Avenue
    map
    After receving numerous requests from our community ...We have decided to bring back Alpaca Yoga! These incredible creatures bring so much happiness. ALPACAS! January 19th we bring Alpaca Yoga to South Philadelphia! Yoga Hive Philly has hosted Alpaca Yoga in the past, we really wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience how amazing these animals really are! These unique creatures can be great stress relievers for people. The practice of sharing yoga with domesticated creatures to comfort people has gained mainstream acceptance in recent years. This event allows the Alpacas the chance to socialize with people, which they enjoy very much, and allowing them to feel love and affection with mental stimulation. The relationship between contact with animals and exercise for stress reduction has also been embraced. Alpacas are in tune with the zen-like mood that comes along with a yoga class. They naturally tend to make very soothing humming noises. They will socialize with everyone on the mats, snuggle up against you, and enjoy watching you try to balance! After class you will have about 15 minutes to spend time with these beautiful creatures and share pictures with the alpaca! A big portion of the proceeds will be donated to the farm to help better care for these beautiful, peaceful creatures. You will also have the time to shop the Alpaca fur handmade products such as alpaca yoga socks, purse chains, gloves, scarfs, hats and more! This will be one you do not want to miss out on and tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today! Reminder! For our last alpaca event the tickets sold out within a few days, don’t hold off if you are interested!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1401571069998173/?event_time_id=1401571083331505
  • Jan
    19
    Alpaca Yoga!
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
    East Passyunk Avenue

    Alpaca Yoga!

    January 19, 2020
    12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, 30 mins
    East Passyunk Avenue
    map
    After receving numerous requests from our community ...We have decided to bring back Alpaca Yoga! These incredible creatures bring so much happiness. ALPACAS! January 19th we bring Alpaca Yoga to South Philadelphia! Yoga Hive Philly has hosted Alpaca Yoga in the past, we really wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience how amazing these animals really are! These unique creatures can be great stress relievers for people. The practice of sharing yoga with domesticated creatures to comfort people has gained mainstream acceptance in recent years. This event allows the Alpacas the chance to socialize with people, which they enjoy very much, and allowing them to feel love and affection with mental stimulation. The relationship between contact with animals and exercise for stress reduction has also been embraced. Alpacas are in tune with the zen-like mood that comes along with a yoga class. They naturally tend to make very soothing humming noises. They will socialize with everyone on the mats, snuggle up against you, and enjoy watching you try to balance! After class you will have about 15 minutes to spend time with these beautiful creatures and share pictures with the alpaca! A big portion of the proceeds will be donated to the farm to help better care for these beautiful, peaceful creatures. You will also have the time to shop the Alpaca fur handmade products such as alpaca yoga socks, purse chains, gloves, scarfs, hats and more! This will be one you do not want to miss out on and tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today! Reminder! For our last alpaca event the tickets sold out within a few days, don’t hold off if you are interested!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1401571069998173/?event_time_id=1401571079998172

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