50 Unique Experiences

50 Unique Experiences - All Areas

Stones Course(The Parkway)

Stones is a ball toss game played through a defined course with obstacles and boundaries. Teams throw their stones at a target ball with the closest ones scoring points. With each round, the target ball advances on the course, and when the end of the course is reached, the team with the most points wins.

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Old Trolley Trails(West Fairmount Park)

The former trolley bed of the Fairmount Park Trolley.

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John B. Kelly Pool(West Fairmount Park)

A regulation size Olympic pool located in West Fairmount Park and open to the public in the summer

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Boxers’ Trail(East Fairmount Park)

This 3.8-mile scenic wooded trail is named after its original use as a training ground to generations of Philadelphia boxers, including world champion boxer Joe Frazier.

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Belmont Plateau Trails(West Fairmount Park)

Army Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

The Belmont Plateau Trails are known for their rugged, forested slopes, lush meadows, and tree-lined creeks. Encompassing a network of several miles of trails including a cross country course that has been a local staple since the 1960's, these trails are used by mountain bikers, hikers, and runners. Fairmount Park Conservancy offers guided runs and hikes here throughout the seasons. Check our events page for more information. Trails maintained in partnership with Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

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Lloyd Hall(East Fairmount Park)

1 Boathouse Row Philadelphia, PA 19130

Lloyd Hall is a public athletic center on Boathouse Row and a great point of departure for an outing into Fairmount Park. In addition to equipment rentals and snacks, Lloyd Hall offers restrooms and a water fountain. Indoor basketball courts have public hours and host leagues.

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Carousel House(West Fairmount Park)

4300 Avenue of the RepublicPhiladelphia, PA 19131

Carousel House is dedicated to providing socialization, recreational and educational services to persons with disabilities who reside throughout the Philadelphia area. The 6.4 acre indoor and outdoor complex includes a picnic area, garden, playground, and fitness track.

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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center(Featured Parks)

100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Horticulture Center, a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse, is located in beautiful Fairmount Park. The Center was built in 1979 and sits on the site of the former Horticultural Hall, and the 1876 Centennial Exposition building. The grounds and greenhouses are open daily and the venue can host private parties from 100 to 1,200 guests. The Horticulture Center can be reached at 215.685.0096.

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Philadelphia Zoo(Cultural Institutions)

3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. This was the first zoo in the United States and opened in 1874.

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Schuylkill River Grandstand(East Fairmount Park)

Catch a seat on the river to watch exciting crew races in session - or just to relax and watch the water.