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

  • Sep
    20
    Parks on Tap: Pretzel Park
    4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Friends of Pretzel Park

    Parks on Tap: Pretzel Park

    September 20, 2019
    4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 7 hours
    Friends of Pretzel Park
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    HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRIDAY 4 - 11PM SATURDAY 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM ABOUT: Pretzel Park is located in the heart of Manayunk at the corner of Cresson, Cotton and Silverwood Streets. With an unclear history of the park name, it is believed the name Pretzel Park came to be from the pretzel shape of the sidewalks. Since then, the pretzel shape has been recreated as a statue in the park after recent renovations which the Councilman funded. -- 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 -- EVENTS: Wed 9/18 | 5-7PM: Happy Hour with the Friends of Pretzel Park 50% of the proceeds will go to support Pretzel Park. Join Roots2Rise every Thursday from 6-7PM for free yoga in the park! Donations are encouraged and those who donate will receive a free drink ticket to use at Parks on Tap that day. WALKING AND BIKING For easy and convenient directions, check out Pretzel Park on GoPhillyGo at https://bit.ly/2GCWOsh PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Accessible via SEPTA regional rail Manayunk/Norristown Line at Manayunk. Also accessible via SEPTA bus route 9 at Ridge Av and Roxboro Av PARKING: Street parking FACEBOOK: Friends of Pretzel Park WEBSITE: WWW.FRIENDSOFPRETZELPARK.ORG https://www.facebook.com/events/375551683295327/?event_time_id=375551696628659
  • Sep
    20
    Family Outdoor Movie Night: Captain Marvel
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Bartram's Garden

    Family Outdoor Movie Night: Captain Marvel

    September 20, 2019
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    Bartram's Garden
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    Movie 7:00-9:00pm with Sunset Bike ride from 6:00-7:00pm Join us on the Ginkgo Lawn after sundown for a free screening of a family friendly film. Visit our free refreshment stand to grab some popcorn and lemonade to enjoy while you watch the movie or bring a picnic. Our all-ages bike fleet will be available one hour prior to the screening to explore the Bartram’s Mile trail. Safety equipment and basic instruction provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia. Feel free to bring your own non-motorized wheels to explore the trail or lawn games to enjoy with family and friends before the movie. Bring your own blanket and get there early to get settled for the evening. Presented in partnership with Southwest Community Development Corporation (SWCDC) https://www.facebook.com/events/2391124644509032/
  • Sep
    20
    Olney Community Yoga Class
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Olney Recreation Center

    Olney Community Yoga Class

    September 20, 2019
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Olney Recreation Center
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    Join us every Friday evening at the Olney Rec Center (100 E. Godfrey Ave) from 7-8pm. Bring a mat, $5 donation, all levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/665332853949913/?event_time_id=665332893949909

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