The Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is Philadelphia's nod to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées of Paris and forms the city’s arts and culture center. Bordered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art at its northwestern edge and Dilworth Park at its southeastern terminus, the Parkway is also home to the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute, the Rodin Museum, Paine's Park, The Oval, and more.

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.

Neighborhood Parks

Philadelphia boasts more than 200 neighborhood parks in every pocket of the city, many with their own dedicated group of citizen volunteers known as Park Friends Groups.

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.