Get involved

Friends of FDR is part of a citywide network of neighborhood park volunteers coordinated by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is the land owner and is responsible for the maintenance and permitting of FDR park, while the Friends of FDR act as a community voice for the park and organize fellow volunteers in planting, greening, fundraising, and event planning.

Fairmount Park Conservancy led the Master Plan, is leading the current fundraising initiatives and  implementation of the Master Plan and supports FDR Park’s users through temporary restrooms, signage, and programs.

Contact Friends of FDR Park

Apply for a permit

Permits are issued by the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Fairmount Park Conservancy does not issue permits.

Applying for a permit is recommended to secure a spot of your choosing, particularly on days that the park is busy! Pricing varies depending on what type of event you are having and the number of guests.

Apply for a permit

Questions about the FDR Park Plan?

Please contact with any questions or feedback about the plan.