East Fairmount Park

Covering 650 acres that border the eastern edge of the Schuylkill River, East Fairmount Park is home to the famous Schuylkill River Trail and its Boathouse Row, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, Smith Memorial Playground, and several historic houses. The acres of the former Lemon Hill estate, acquired by the City of Philadelphia in 1844, formed the basis for today's Fairmount Park. View digital guides to Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Woodford Mansion.

Family & Kids

From playgrounds, to trails, to sprayparks and pump tracks, the park has something to entertain every family member.

Arts & Culture

Philadelphia's park system is home to one of the largest collections of arts and culture organizations.

Historic Sites & Landmarks

Philadelphia's park system is home to many notable historic sites, including the nation's largest collection of colonial and federal houses.

Restaurants & Cafes

Philadelphia's park system offers a range of dining options in many of its repurposed historic structures.

Watershed Parks

Philadelphia is home to seven watershed parks covering more than 4,500 acres.

Sports & Activities

The Philadelphia park system is home to 158 playgrounds and recreation centers, 74 swimming pools, and more than 270 miles of trails, making it a picture perfect destination for millions of residents and visitors each year. Our recreation options include 412 baseball/softball fields, 225 football/soccer fields, 460 basketball courts, 248 tennis courts, and 38 outdoor hockey courts & rinks.