Parks on Tap, the beer garden that gives back, is a partnership of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation with FCM Hospitality. The program brings people of all ages together and activates the city’s parks, including smaller neighborhood parks, locations in East and West Fairmount Park, and public spaces near Center City. A portion of the proceeds from each location is reinvested into Philadelphia’s park system.
LOCATIONS AND HOURS:
Parks on Tap just launched its second season building on the success of its inaugural season last year, expanding from 14 parks to 20 parks which it will be visiting through October 1, spending a few days at each location. This map from Curbed Philly is an awesome way to see the schedule and locations!
Hours are: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5pm-10pm; Saturdays, 1pm-11pm; Sundays and Holidays, 12pm-10pm.
- May 17-21, Azalea Garden, behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, East Fairmount Park
- May 24-29 (Memorial Day), FDR Park Boathouse, South Philadelphia
- May 31-June 4, Belmont Plateau, West Fairmount Park
- June 7-June 11, Matthias Baldwin Park, Spring Garden/Fairmount
- June 14-June 18, Columbus Square, Passyunk Square
- June 21-25, Paine’s Park, Center City/Schuylkill River Trail
- June 28-July 4, Strawberry Mansion Bridge (pedestrian pathway), Fairmount Park/Strawberry Mansion
- July 5-July 9, Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, West Fairmount Park
- July 12-July 16, Schuylkill Banks at Walnut Street, Center City
- July 19-July 23, Jefferson Square Park, Queen Village/Pennsport
- July 26-July 30, Lemon Hill Mansion, East Fairmount Park/Fairmount
- August 2-August 6, Aviator Park, Benjamin Franklin Parkway/Logan Square
- August 9-August 13, Gorgas Park, Roxborough
- August 16-August 20, Penn Treaty Park, Fishtown
- August 23-August 27, Clark Park, University City/Spruce Hill
- August 30-September 4 (Labor Day), Cliveden Park, East Mt. Airy/Germantown
- September 6-September 10, Mount Pleasant Mansion, East Fairmount Park
- September 13-September 17, Pretzel Park, Manayunk
- September 20-September 24, Burholme Park, Northeast Philadelphia/Burholme
- September 27-October 1, Powers Park, Port Richmond
If you want full event highlights for each location, such as yoga class dates and other special events, be sure to visit the Parks on Tap website.
This year’s food service is led by Chef Brandon Thomas, former sous chef to Eli Kulp at Fork and Andrew Wood at Russet. Chef Thomas will create Philly-style, Texan-influenced sandwiches with barbecue meats prepared in a custom smoker made by John Lewis (the pitmaster behind Lewis Barbeque of Charleston, SC) and nestled within fresh rolls baked by nationally recognized baker Alex Bois of High Street on Market. Highlights of the menu include:
- Sandwiches: Pulled Pork, Chicken Salad, Turkey Sausage, or Eggplant served on Malt Yukon Potato Bread or Vegan Roll ($7-$9)
- Sides: Baked Beans & Burnt Ends, Pea Shoot Salad, Coleslaw, Smoked Potato Salad, Cornbread ($3-$6)
- Grab ‘n’ Go: Summer Pasta Salad, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Grain Salad w/Cranberries, Chicken Salad on Greens, Fresh Pretzel Twist with Mustard, Crackers ($4-$8)
- “Picnic in the Park:” Chef’s Choice of Local Cheese, Homemade Butter, Jams, Rillette, Charcuterie by 1732 Meats and Pickled Veggies with a Bread Boule by Bois ($25)
- “Parks on Tap Presidential”: 1/2 Chicken “Beer-Can” Style, Served with a Choice of 2 Sides ($16 starting Memorial Day Weekend through the end of the season)
On tap will be the brand-new Parks Pale Ale created exclusively by Saint Benjamin Brewing Company of North Philadelphia for Parks on Tap, as well as other drinks including:
- Beer: Straub American Lager, Jack’s Hard Cider, Weyerbacher Pilsner, Spring House Grapefruit Pale Ale, Evil Genius Mango Belgian Wit, and Sly Fox Rt. 113 IPA ($5-$7)
- Cocktails: Root & Rye (root beer and whiskey), Frozen Tequila Lemonade, Frozen Vodka Watermelonade ($8-$10)
- Wine on Tap: Bridge Lane Rosé($8)
- Non-Alcoholic: Draft Root Beer, Frozen Lemonade, and Watermelon Coolers
- Yoga on Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30, pay-as-you-wish and led by Roots2Rise.
- A rentable Game Box
- Ice Cream Balls which contain ingredients that must be kicked around for 20 minutes to create ice cream.
- Bubbles, Jenga, chess, and cornhole.
- Social media contests and more – head to http://www.parksontap.com/ for full details!
PRESS FOR PARKS ON TAP:
View our press release from 5.17.
View photos from opening night by Albert Yee on Facebook
May 18, 2017
Parks on Tap comes out smoking for 2017
May 18, 2017
All 20 Parks on Tap locations, mapped
May 17, 2017
Parks on Tap at neighborhood parks, May 17-Oct. 1
May 17, 2017
Philadelphia kicks off second annual Parks on Tap program
May 17, 2017
Weekly Entertainment Guide
We hope you will enjoy the second season of Parks on Tap! See you soon!