As the summer approaches, it’s time to plan where to spend the warm sunny days. Philly is home to a long list of parks and playgrounds that offer adventure, relaxation, and everything in between. From rivers and creeks to kids castles and swings, Philly has it all. Whether you’re looking for the perfect picnic spot, a challenging hiking trail or a fun playground for the kids, we’ve rounded up a list that caters to all ages and interest. So get outside and explore the beauty of these local gems!


  • Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse – Fairmount Park

  • Starr Garden Playground – Lombard Street

  • Markward Playground – Schuylkill River Park

  • Wharton Square Playground – Wharton Street

  • Three Bears Park – Delancey Street

  • Lemon Hill Playground – State Route 307

  • Roberto Clemente Playground – Wallace Street

  • Burke Playground – Snyder Ave

  • Capitolo Playground – Federal Street

  • Mayfair Memorial Playground – Rowland Ave

  • Samuels Playground – E Tioga Street

  • Moss Playground – Torresdale Ave

  • Campbell Square – E. Allegheny Ave

  • Ferko Playground – Juniata Park


  • FDR Park – Pattison Ave & S. Broad Street

  • Tacony Creek Park

  • Cobbs Creek Park

  • James G. Kaskey Memorial Park – S. University Ave.

  • Wissahickon Valley Park – Northwest Philly

  • East Fairmount Park – Glenwood Ave

  • Dilworth Park – S 15th Street

  • Penn Treaty Park – N. Beach Street

  • Fairmount Park – Reservoir Drive

  • JFK Plaza (Love Park) – Arch Street

  • Schuylkill River Park – S. 25th Street

  • Pleasant Hill Park – Linden Ave

  • Pennypack Park – Rhawn Street & Holmehurst Ave

  • Lardner’s Point Park – Levick Street

  • Friends of Fluehr Park – Grant Ave

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