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
  • 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

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

Register for Love Your Park Fall Service Day!

Join your local Park Friends Group to plant trees, rake leaves, and prepare our parks for winter. Volunteer registration for the fall service day on November 10 is now open!

Love Your Park is a biannual event that cleans, greens, and celebrates Philly’s parks, organized by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and the Park Friends Network.

With nearly 100 Park Friends Groups participating each season, it’s easy to find a park near you to clean up!

Register to volunteer

Request for Proposals: 22nd & Winter streets building lease

Learn more about this opportunity for the restoration and long-term lease of an historic Fairmount Park building located just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

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Events

  • Oct
    19
    Movie Night: The Incredibles
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Starr Garden Playground, 600-44 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

    Movie Night: The Incredibles

    October 19, 2018
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3 hours
    Starr Garden Playground, 600-44 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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    This summer, we’ve partnered with City Council members, Park Friends groups, Advisory Councils, police districts, and civic associations to present more than 40 free movie nights. 

    This movie is presented by the Starr Garden Advisory Council.

    Movies starting approximately 15 minutes after sunset. In case of inclement weather, each movie night's rain date will be the following night unless otherwise noted.

    See all Parks and Rec movie nights.
  • Oct
    20
    Applefest at Fox Chase Farm
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

    Applefest at Fox Chase Farm

    October 20, 2018
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
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    Enjoy a day of cider pressing, along with apple butter making, hayrides, seasonal games, pumpkin painting, music, and more! Pumpkins, apples, apple butter, and cider will be for sale. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children.


    Learn more at foxchasefarm.org
  • Oct
    20
    Halloween Hoedown
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    Halloween Hoedown

    October 20, 2018
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 2 hours
    Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
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    Join the Friends of Penn Treaty Park for their annual Halloween bash, sponsored by Penn Treaty Special Services District and Johnny's Hots. There will be a free pumpkin patch, Halloween games, prizes for best costumes, and spooky surprises.

    Learn more or RSVP on the Facebook event.

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