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Park Friends groups

Park Friends groups are community-led organizations that partner with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) to make local parks stronger. Together, we work to create welcoming community spaces and foster positive experiences with nature.

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Typical Friends group activities include:

  • Park cleanup and beautification days.
  • Fundraising events.
  • Organizing recreational and educational programs.
  • Advocating for park improvements.
  • Publicizing important issues.
  • Resource management.

There are more than 100 active Friends groups in Philadelphia ranging from large 501(c)(3) organizations with several hundred members to small community groups of a few dedicated neighbors.

Get involved

Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, Parks & Rec appreciates your help! We do all we can to provide services, resources, and training for Friends groups members.

To learn more about starting and sustaining a Park Friends group, use the Philadelphia Park Friends Group Toolkit.

Contact information

If you need more information about connecting with a Friends group, contact the Stewardship Office at (215) 683-3679 or

The Stewardship Office is located at:

1515 Arch St.
10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Map of Park Friends groups

Select a location dot to view a Park Friends group and get their location and contact information. You can also enter an address into the search bar to find a Friends group near you.

List of Park Friends groups