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

Calling all volunteers!

We’re looking for volunteers for the 2018 Philadelphia International Unity Cup. The unique soccer tournament kicks off on August 3 and runs through mid-October.

Learn more about the tournament and how you can help at unitycup.phila.gov.

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Events

  • Jul
    25
    Wednesday Night Hayrides
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

    Wednesday Night Hayrides

    July 25, 2018
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
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    Fox Chase Farm will be open for visitors to explore the farm. Farm opens at 6 p.m. and hayrides start at 7 p.m. Fox Chase Farm is a working educational farm located in Northeast Philadelphia. It is closed to the public except during public events like this. Learn more or see other community events for the public at www.foxchasefarm.org.
  • Jul
    25
    Shakespeare in Clark Park
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Shakespeare in Clark Park

    July 25, 2018
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Shakespeare in Clark Park will stage a spectacular production of Twelfth Night in Clark Park, as part of the 2018 season of Performances in Public Spaces. The performance is directed by Jack Tamburri and stars SCP veterans Jess Conda and Christina May.


    Learn more and stay up to date on the Shakespeare in Clark Park Facebook event
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  • Jul
    26
    Shakespeare in Clark Park
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Shakespeare in Clark Park

    July 26, 2018
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 1 hour
    Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    map
    Shakespeare in Clark Park will stage a spectacular production of Twelfth Night in Clark Park, as part of the 2018 season of Performances in Public Spaces. The performance is directed by Jack Tamburri and stars SCP veterans Jess Conda and Christina May.


    Learn more and stay up to date on the Shakespeare in Clark Park Facebook event
    .

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