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
Interested in registering a new team or bringing back an existing team for the fourth annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup soccer tournament? If so, you must attend an upcoming community engagement and information session.
Jan21EventMLK Day of Service9:00 am to 5:00 pmEvent
MLK Day of ServiceJanuary 21, 20199:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hoursMany Parks & Recreation locations all over the city are participating in the MLK Day of Service and hosting volunteer events. Find a site on mlkdayofservice.org.
Jan22EventCold Winters Night Hike7:00 pm to 9:00 pmPennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115Event
Cold Winters Night HikeJanuary 22, 20197:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hoursPennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115mapPennypack Environmental Center is hosting a full moon hike through the nature sanctuary to discover what is going on in the woods this winter season. This program is geared towards adults but children are welcome. RSVP on the Facebook event.
Feb1EventBroad Street Run Lottery opensAll DayEvent
Broad Street Run Lottery opensFebruary 1, 2019All DayThe Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a great running milestone to cross of your list! If you're thinking about registering, you have until February 1 to decide. The lottery opens at www.broadstreetrun.com.