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Recreation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

State Parks

  • Neshaminy State Park 215-639-4538
    3401 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
    Located along the Delaware River
    The 330.17-acre Neshaminy State Park in lower Bucks County features picnic areas, swimming pools, four miles of trails, and boating access to the Delaware River. more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Lawncrest Recreation Center 215-685-0597
    6000 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
    Gymnastics, tumbling, basketball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting are just some of the activities that are enjoyed at Lawncrest Recreation Center. ... more info  map

  • Murphy Recreation Center 215-685-1874
    Shunk Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Located between 3rd and 4th Streets
    After school programs, arts & crafts, baseball, karate, gymnastics, basketball, swimming, and softball can be enjoyed at the Murphy Recreation Center. more info  map

  • Parkside-Evans Recreation Center 215-473-2517
    5300 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Located in the West Park
    This recreation center offers camps, basketball courts, a children's playground, and a picnic grove. The facility is also used throughout the year for teen dances,... more info  map

  • Smith Playground 215-685-1898
    2100 24th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Basketball, football, arts & crafts, chess, and track are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed at Smith Playground. more info  map


  • Bala Golf Club 215-877-0661 (Golf Shop)
    2200 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Founded in 1897, Bala Golf Club is a private 18-hole, parkland course built on a rolling terrain. The course features small greens, deep bunkers, and water hazards that... more info  map

  • Cobbs Creek Golf Course (Karakung) 215-877-8707
    72nd & Lansdowne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
    The sister course of the Olde Course, the 18-hole Karakung Course features several elevation changes. more info  map

  • Cobbs Creek Golf Course (Olde) 215-877-8707
    72nd & Lansdowne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
    Built by designer Hugh Wilson in 1916, the 18-hole Olde Course is the "sixth best municipal golf course in the United States" according to Golfweek Magazine. more info  map

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Course 215-462-8997
    South 20th Street and Pattison Avenue
    One of Philadelphia's six public golf courses, this public Florida-style 18-hole golf course features a flat terrain, wide fairways, a driving range, practice green, and... more info

  • John F. Byrne Golf Course 215-632-8666
    9500 Leon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19114
    Located in Northeast Philadelphia
    "One of the most respected courses in Philadelphia," this public 18-hole, par 67 golf course features a variety of tree-lined open fairways, the Torresdale Creek, water... more info  map

  • Juniata Golf Course 215-743-4060
    1391 Cayuga Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Located in Tacony Creek Park
    Designed by Ed Ault, the 18-hole par 66 Juniata Golf Course is a challenging public golf course with naturally rolling terrain. more info  map

  • Olde Course Golf Course, The 215-877-8707
    7400 Lansdowne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
    Have some fun playing a round of golf at The Olde Course Golf Course. more info

  • Walnut Lane Golf Club 215-482-3370
    800 Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Located within Fairmount Park's Wissahickon Valley Park, the public Walnut Lane Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course that was designed by Alex Findlay. It is the... more info  map

Hiking & Climbing

  • Go Vertical 215-928-1800
    950 North Penn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    The largest rock climbing gym on the east coast and the only rock climbing gym in Philadelphia, Go Vertical offers classes for beginners and features 250 climbing routes... more info  map


  • Penn Ice Rink, The 215-898-1923
    3130 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    University of Pennsylvania Class of 1923 Arena
    This ice rink offers daily public and freestyle ice skating, as well as figure skating and hockey. Group lessons and private party rentals are available. more info  map

  • Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society 610-642-8700
    220 Holland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19003
    Located in Ardmore
    The oldest and largest figure skating club in the United States, this skating club offers adult and junior skating. more info  map


  • John B. Kelly Pool 215-685-0174
    4231 North Concourse Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Located in West Fairmount Park
    This regulation Olympic-size pool is open to the public throughout the summer. more info

  • Lincoln Pool 215-685-8751
    201 Ryan Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
    Visitors of Lincoln Pool can participate in such activities as basketball and swimming. more info  map

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Go Vertical 215-928-1800
    950 North Penn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Complete outdoors themed gym featuring rock climbing routes and programs for all ages and levels of skill. more info  map

  • Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course
    North 33rd & West Oxford Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19121
    A 27-hole disc golf course located in Fairmount Park, Sedgley Woods is open to the public year-round from sunup to sundown. more info


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