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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Announcements

Parks & Rec requests for proposals

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Fund have posted the following requests for proposals in support of Parks & Rec’s strategic plan:

The deadline for proposal submissions is July 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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Events

  • Jul
    16
    Jazz Funk and Soul with DJ Gary O!
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Morris Estate Recreation Center, 1610 W Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19126, USA

    Jazz Funk and Soul with DJ Gary O!

    July 16, 2019
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    Morris Estate Recreation Center, 1610 W Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19126, USA
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  • Jul
    16
    Roots2Rise Yoga at Francisville Pool
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Francisville Playground

    Roots2Rise Yoga at Francisville Pool

    July 16, 2019
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Francisville Playground
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    We're teaming up again with SwimPhilly to bring yoga to the Francisville Pool! All levels and ages are welcome. Please bring a mat, and make sure to wear or bring your bathing suits and towel for swimming! This class is FREE but donations are always welcome :) https://www.facebook.com/events/830485920654483/?event_time_id=830485930654482
  • Jul
    16
    Yoga at O'Connor Pool
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    O'connor Pool

    Yoga at O'Connor Pool

    July 16, 2019
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    O'connor Pool
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    We're teaming up again with SwimPhilly to bring yoga to the O'Connor Pool! All levels and ages are welcome. Please bring a mat, and make sure to wear or bring your bathing suits and towel for swimming!






    This class is FREE but donations are always welcome :)


    https://www.facebook.com/events/326034478313131/?event_time_id=326034481646464

    In the event of rain, contact the site by clicking on the address link.

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