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

Check out our latest newsletter issue

Read our May 2018 newsletter issue to learn about our spring and summer programs and events.

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Vote for Philly in the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign

Now through April 30, you can help get Philadelphia nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign. If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements.

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Sign up to Love Your Park in May

We need more than 2,500 volunteers to help us at our Love Your Park Week service days this May.

Find a volunteer opportunity near you.

New art installation at Lemon Hill Mansion

Jane Irish: Antipodes
April 13-June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lemon Hill Mansion
3298 Sedgley Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free admission

Artist Jane Irish will transform historic Lemon Hill Mansion, filling it with a floor-to-ceiling installation of paintings and ceramics.

The installation is a partnership among Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Contemporary, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and the Friends of Lemon Hill.

Learn more about Jane Irish’s Antipodes art installation.

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Events

  • Apr
    24
    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden

    April 24, 2018
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 5 days
    The beer garden that gives back created by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with FCM Hospitality will be back for a third season, the longest to date, running for 23 weeks from April 25 through September 30.Kicking off at the Azalea Garden at noon on April 25, each week Parks on Tap will travel to a different Philadelphia park on a Wednesday and stay through Sunday, offering a barbecue-inspired menu with rotating seasonal food and beer specials in a family-friendly setting. All Parks on Tap locations will include seating and tables, games, restrooms, and a menu of hot food, salads, and snacks.



    For more information, visit parksontap.com
  • Apr
    24
    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden

    April 24, 2018
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 5 days
    The beer garden that gives back created by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with FCM Hospitality will be back for a third season, the longest to date, running for 23 weeks from April 25 through September 30.Kicking off at the Azalea Garden at noon on April 25, each week Parks on Tap will travel to a different Philadelphia park on a Wednesday and stay through Sunday, offering a barbecue-inspired menu with rotating seasonal food and beer specials in a family-friendly setting. All Parks on Tap locations will include seating and tables, games, restrooms, and a menu of hot food, salads, and snacks.



    For more information, visit parksontap.com
  • Apr
    24
    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Parks on Tap Season Launch at Azalea Garden

    April 24, 2018
    12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, 5 days
    The beer garden that gives back created by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with FCM Hospitality will be back for a third season, the longest to date, running for 23 weeks from April 25 through September 30.Kicking off at the Azalea Garden at noon on April 25, each week Parks on Tap will travel to a different Philadelphia park on a Wednesday and stay through Sunday, offering a barbecue-inspired menu with rotating seasonal food and beer specials in a family-friendly setting. All Parks on Tap locations will include seating and tables, games, restrooms, and a menu of hot food, salads, and snacks.



    For more information, visit parksontap.com

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