Fairmount Park Conservancy believes in the power of open spaces and the importance of nature to urban communities. Philadelphia’s park system is one of the largest urban park systems in the world and includes some of the region’s most famous attractions.

Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We are passionate in our belief that open spaces and experiences provide residents of Philadelphia with the opportunity to gather, rejuvenate, play, exercise and explore.

our mission

Fairmount Park Conservancy works as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts which preserve and improve the Philadelphia parks and recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We fulfill our mission by leading capital projects and historic preservation efforts, fostering neighborhood park stewardship, attracting and leveraging resources for the parks, and developing innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city.

Our Vision

Through sustained leadership, significant investment, and strategic efforts, Fairmount Park Conservancy positions Philadelphia’s park system to become a world-class, preeminent park system, and a national model for urban revitalization, sustainability, and civic engagement.

We Believe

We believe that parks can be catalysts for positive change in our city. We believe better parks make our individual lives healthier, our neighborhoods safer, and our region more competitive.

Our Guiding Principles

Fairmount Park Conservancy is a leader and steward of signature capital projects and innovative programs in support of Philadelphia’s parks.

Fairmount Park Conservancy is a champion of the Philadelphia parks and recreation system – it raises funds to develop and promote the Park’s unique assets, accomplishments, and contributions.

Fairmount Park Conservancy is a true collaborator – it builds and stewards partnerships with other organizations that can bring increased resources to and awareness of the Philadelphia parks and recreation system.

Fairmount Park Conservancy is committed to having a positive and measurable impact in the neighborhoods and communities it serves.


Fairmount Park Conservancy supports City-owned and operated parks, playgrounds and programs. For more information, visit www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation.

Financial Information

Fairmount Park Conservancy has been honored with a four-star (highest) rating by Charity Navigator, a respected online guide to responsible charitable giving.