Philadelphia Parks & Recreation allows dogs and other animals in most spaces, if those animals are kept on a leash of six feet or less.
There are some areas of Philadelphia’s parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers where animals are not allowed. These areas are called animal-free zones.
No animals are allowed in Parks & Rec animal-free areas except service animals.
Common animal-free areas include:
- Ball fields.
- Lawn areas.
- Athletic courts.
Anyone can apply to make an area animal-free.
Where and when
To request an animal-free zone, you must fill out an online application.
Applications are regularly reviewed, but it takes about four weeks for a request to be approved or denied.
To request an animal-free zone in your neighborhood park or recreation center fill out this form.Fill out the form