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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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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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.

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Explore the Baxter Trail

Now through Labor Day weekend, the Baxter Trail will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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    Roxborough Music Festival
    3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA

    Roxborough Music Festival

    June 22, 2018
    3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 6 hours
    Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA
    The 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.
  • Jun
    Music Celebration & BBQ at Hatfield House
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Hatfield House, N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Music Celebration & BBQ at Hatfield House

    June 29, 2018
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    Hatfield House, N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
    Bring your chair or picnic blanket, and catch local performers and musicians performing on the porch.
  • Jun
    Horticulture Center Tour: Sculpture
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    Horticulture Center Tour: Sculpture

    June 30, 2018
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 2 hours
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
    Learn about the history of the sculptures located in and around the Horticulture Center with Rob Armstrong, Preservation & Capital Projects Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.