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
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!
- 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
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.
Now through Labor Day weekend, the Baxter Trail will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Things to know before you go:
Jun29EventMusic Celebration & BBQ at Hatfield House6:00 pm to 9:00 pmHatfield House, N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USAEvent
Music Celebration & BBQ at Hatfield HouseJune 29, 20186:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hoursHatfield House, N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USAmapBring your chair or picnic blanket, and catch local performers and musicians performing on the porch.
Jun30EventHorticulture Center Tour: Sculpture11:00 am to 12:30 pmFairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAEvent
Horticulture Center Tour: SculptureJune 30, 201811:00 am to 12:30 pm, 2 hoursFairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USAmapLearn about the history of the sculptures located in and around the Horticulture Center with Rob Armstrong, Preservation & Capital Projects Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
Jun30EventOn the Delaware Music Festival11:00 am to 8:30 pmPennypack On The Delaware Park, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USAEvent
On the Delaware Music FestivalJune 30, 201811:00 am to 8:30 pm, 10 hoursPennypack On The Delaware Park, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USAmapRiverfront North Partnership, Southeast Northeast (the SENE), Sandbox Music Publishing, and Wawa Welcome America are hosting an all-day music festival at beautiful Pennypack on the Delaware Park as part of this summer’s Wawa Welcome America Week. This event will feature two stages, a kids corner, yoga on the pier, local artisan marketplace, food trucks, a beer tent, and more!
This is a free event, with VIP tickets available. All of the details are at musiconthedelaware.com.