All services

Apply for a media permit

Use this form to apply for a permit to film or take still photos on Parks & Rec property.

Apply for a Philadelphia Activities Fund grant

Apply for money from the Philadelphia Activities Fund from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Become a lifeguard

Information about becoming a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation lifeguard.

Dispose of organic materials

How to dispose of mulch, compost, or other organic materials for a cost at the Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center.

Enroll in a youth Parks & Recreation program

How to sign up for a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation youth program.

Events in Philadelphia parks

Calendar of special events scheduled to take place in Philadelphia parks and recreation centers.

Find a playground or recreation center

Resources to help you find a playground, recreation center, or athletic field in Philadelphia.

Find a swimming pool

Link to Philadelphia’s free indoor public pools, which are open year-round, and link to list of free outdoor public pools open in summer.

Get a Friends and community group event permit

This service will help Friends groups and community groups get a permit for an event at a neighborhood park.

Get a permit for a large event or festival

Use this permit if you are an event organizer planning an event, or want to use certain equipment.

Get a picnic permit

If you want to reserve a space for a picnic, you'll need to apply for a picnic permit.

Get a street tree - Tree related services

Get a free tree planted on the street in front of your home, business, or other property.

Get a trail permit

Get a permit to use trails in Philadelphia.

Get a wedding ceremony or wedding photo permit

Get a permit to have your wedding ceremony or take wedding photos at popular Parks & Rec sites.

Get a yard tree - Tree related services

Philadelphia property owners can get a free tree for their yard from TreePhilly.

Get organic materials

How to get free or low-cost compost, mulch, and wood chips at the Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center.

Make an appointment at the Philadelphia Parks & Rec Historic Archive

Information about making an appointment at the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Historic Archive.

Register for summer camp

Enroll in a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation summer camp.

Rent a Parks & Recreation venue

Rent a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation venue for your event.

Report a dead tree - Tree related services

What to do if you see a dead tree in your neighborhood.

Report a downed tree - Tree related services

What to do if a tree falls during a storm.

Request an animal-free zone

How to make an area of a Parks & Recreation property animal-free.

Request street tree maintenance - Tree related services

Request maintenance for a tree on your street.

Reserve a Parks & Recreation facility or field

You need a permit to reserve part of a Parks & Rec facility for group activity. You also need a permit to use outdoor fields for sports.

Tree related services

Services related to getting or taking care of street and yard trees.