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:
Jun22EventRoxborough Music Festival3:00 pm to 9:00 pmGorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USAEvent
Roxborough Music FestivalJune 22, 20183:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 6 hoursGorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USAmapThe Friends of Gorgas Park are hosting the 1st Annual Roxborough Music Festival at Gorgas Park. The collaboration will have food trucks, art and crafts, and kids’ games, and regionally and nationally acclaimed musical performers, including Gorgas Park favorite, Ben Arnold. Visit the festival Facebook event to stay updated.
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.