West Fairmount Park

The 1,400 acres of West Fairmount Park is home to the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Horticulture Center, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Concourse Lake, and much more. View digital guides to Concourse Lake, Chamounix Drive, and the Centennial District.

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.

Watershed Parks

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

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.