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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, each other, and fun things to do and see.

Our dedicated staff help manage:

  • Parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and pools.
  • Permits for picnics, sports fields, and important venues.
  • Creative and inclusive programs.
  • Signature city events and important historic and cultural sites.
  • Trees in parks and along the public right of way.
  • Capital and natural lands projects.
  • Recreation paths, trails, and boat launches.
  • Community gardens, farms, and orchards.
  • Special venues such as:
    • Environmental education centers.
    • The Dell Music Center.
    • Ice skating rinks and golf courses.


1515 Arch Street
10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • May
    Bird Safe Philly Workshop & Volunteer Day
    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19115

    Bird Safe Philly Workshop & Volunteer Day

    May 30, 2024
    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 4 hours
    8600A Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 19115
    Join us as we take additional steps to Bird Safe Philly more of our Center's windows. Help install window stickers. Learn about birds & migration. Visit our Bird Blind. Create bird friendly crafts. Get tips for bird-friendly gardens. Take a chance on a raffle basket. Visit the Center’s reptiles & arthropods. Volunteer hours for school/other available. Registration is appreciated at PEC@Phila.Gov Adults, teens, & families are welcome. Best for kids 6+. Come for some or all of the time. Any amount of support is appreciated.
  • May
    Migration Madness Wissahickon
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Migration Madness Wissahickon

    May 31, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours

    Migration Madness Walks

    Different Locations in Wissahickon Park

    Fridays at 10 am

    We will meet you at different locations in the Park and search for the many birds arriving or traveling through after the long winter.

    April 26- Harper’s Meadow, meet at Cedar’s House

    May 3- Valley Green Inn

    May 10- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave

    May 17- Houston Meadow, meet at Houston Playground

    May 24- Saul Agricultural Fields, meet at Scout House, Wigard and Henry Ave

    May 31- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave

  • May
    Live @ Love Music + Marketplace Series
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Live @ Love Music + Marketplace Series

    May 31, 2024
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    JFK Plaza (Love Park), Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Stumble Media Group, in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, proudly presents this year’s captivating pop-up series, Live @ Love Park! Sponsored by Green Mountain Energy, this free event at Love Park will unfold its magic every 1st and 3rd Friday from 12-4pm, inviting everyone to relish lunch outdoors while soaking in the enchanting melodies of local singer-songwriters. Amidst the festivities, don’t miss the pop-up “$40- $400 Art Bazaar”, graciously sponsored by Mural Arts and featuring a delightful array of offerings from local businesses, artists and organizations.