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.