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

Unity Cup to host World Cup watch party at the Dell

Come watch the first two games of the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 at the beautiful Dell Music Center amphitheater in East Fairmount Park!

Event Details

  • Saturday, June 30, 2-5 p.m.
  • Dell Music Center (2500 Strawberry Mansion Drive, 19132)
  • Watch two World Cup games on the big screen
  • Free, family-friendly event
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

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The Philadelphia International Unity Cup is a World Cup-style tournament that unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer. 2018 games kick off in August, with a championship game in October. All games are free for spectators.

For more information, visit unitycup.phila.gov.

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Events

  • Jun
    19
    Celebrate Your Park & Discover Your Creek! Summer Block Party
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

    Celebrate Your Park & Discover Your Creek! Summer Block Party

    June 19, 2018
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA
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    Come learn about the park and creek through fun, family friendly activities from local community organizations and nonprofits, and enjoy free water ice and pretzels! Visit ttfwatershed.org for more information.
  • Jun
    19
    Campbell Square Music Nights: Polish American String Band
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Campbell Square, 2535 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Campbell Square Music Nights: Polish American String Band

    June 19, 2018
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hours
    Campbell Square, 2535 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    The Friends of Campbell Square have organized a series of musical events in the park this summer. On June 19, enjoy a Polish American String Band performance; on August 17, Shenanigans Irish Music comes to Campbell Square; and on October 5, there will be a lively Elvis Tribute Night.
  • Jun
    20
    Celebrate Your Park & Discover Your Creek! Summer Block Party
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA

    Celebrate Your Park & Discover Your Creek! Summer Block Party

    June 20, 2018
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120, USA
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    Come learn about the park and creek through fun, family friendly activities from local community organizations and nonprofits, and enjoy free water ice and pretzels! Visit ttfwatershed.org for more information.

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