Best Parks in Philadelphia

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Rittenhouse Square
206local recommendations
Joe & Steve
Joe & Steve says “Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surv...” ·
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2. Schuylkill River Park
300 S 25th St
123local recommendations
Beth & Dylan
Beth & Dylan says “This is one of the newest gems in the city! They've revamped the area along the Schuylkill River in...” ·
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3. Clark Park Farmers' Market
4300-4398 Baltimore Ave
80local recommendations
Lee
Lee says “Clark Park draws dog owners, parents and foodies on Farmers Market days (Saturdays year round and Th...” ·
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4. Wissahickon Valley Park
Valley Green Rd
62local recommendations
Suzanne
Suzanne says “Wissahickon Valley Park Trail (Forbidden Drive) follows the creek of the same name through the entir...” ·
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5. Washington Square
210 W Washington Square
37local recommendations
Joe & Steve
Joe & Steve says “Washington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is a 6.4 acres (2.6 ha) open-s...” ·
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6. Fairmount Park
Reservoir Dr
68local recommendations
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex says “Fairmount Park is an enormous park with lots of different activities - biking, horseback riding, ult...” ·
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7. Penn Treaty Park
1301 N Beach St
28local recommendations
Steve
Steve says “Awesome park that's 1/2 mile away (9 minute walk). 7 acres of open green space, clean picnic areas, ...” ·
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8. Race Street Pier
N Christopher Columbus Blvd
25local recommendations
Anna & Vlad
Anna & Vlad says “Our favorite park, it opened recently and features a new innovative design. Has great views of the B...” ·
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9. FDR Park
13local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “Close to my house, great for a short walk. Has public tennis and a cheap golf course. Also a skate p...” ·
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10. Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd
19local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “America's oldest living botanical garden features an 18th century farmstead, native plants, wildflow...” ·
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11. Fairmount Park
69local recommendations
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex says “Fairmount Park is an enormous park with lots of different activities - biking, horseback riding, ult...” ·
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12. Liberty Lands
913 N 3rd St
12local recommendations
Jae
Jae says “My favorite park in the area. With swings, and a jungle gym for the kids, a stage, a public garden,...” ·
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13. Dilworth Park
1 S 15th St
14local recommendations
Katerina
Katerina says “The best rink to go ice skating and grab a hot chocolate at the end of a long winter day...” ·
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14. Stephen Girard Park
2101 W Shunk St
2local recommendations
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15. Palumbo Recreation Center
725 S 10th St
6local recommendations
Jonathan
Jonathan says “Great park. Play equipment for the kids, baseball diamond, and basketball courts.” ·
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16. Evansburg State Park
851 Mayhall Rd
3local recommendations
Brenda
Brenda says “Just beautiful for hiking,picnicking, & fishing all year round! Gorgeous creek runs through it!” ·
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17. Three Bears Park
319 Delancey St
3local recommendations
Jesse And Libby
Jesse And Libby says “This is a beautiful park for little kids! Also this is a great walking route to get over to the his...” ·
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18. Dickinson Square Park
Tasker St
6local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Close by and good for reading a book, taking a walk, enjoying the farmer's market on Sundays, and a ...” ·
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19. Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Rd
4local recommendations
Anne
Anne says “This park has lovely walks, some along the Brandywine River. Get directions from the office to park ...” ·
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20. Smith Playground
2100 S 24th St
2local recommendations
Zornitsa
Zornitsa says “NOTE: Air BnB has the wrong address. Just google Smith's Playground, its in West Philly. If you ar...”
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21. Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W Park Dr
2local recommendations
Regina
Regina says “Beautiful views of the Brandywine River, walking and hiking trails”
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22. Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course
Army Rd
2local recommendations
Elizabeth
Elizabeth says “One of the best views of Center City. Sit in your car at twilight and watch Downtown light up!”
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23. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
2local recommendations
Betsy
Betsy says “Beautiful grounds and trails through woods. Within 5 minute walk from our home.” ·
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24. Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Rd
8local recommendations
Annette
Annette says “House rental includes free family pass to Chanticleer Gardens, one of the great gardens of the Phila...” ·
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25. Brandywine Park
1080 N Park Dr
5local recommendations
Jen
Jen says “Beautiful walking/jogging/biking path surrounds river.” ·
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26. Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
3local recommendations
Nicole
Nicole says “Mostly paved Trail and fishing”
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27. Seger Playground
1020 Lombard Street
3local recommendations
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28. Paoli Battlefield Historical Park
2local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “Visit the site of the Paoli Massacre, where the British routed Anthony Wayne's troops on September 2...” ·
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29. Penn Park
3000 Walnut St
5local recommendations
Sierra
Sierra says “Tennis courts, soccer and more. Great place to go for a walk or just let kids run around.”
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30. Natural Lands' Willisbrook Preserve
110 Township Line Road
2local recommendations
Sue
Sue says “The 126-acre Willisbrook Preserve which Beams Bliss abuts includes more than 20 acres of the Sugarto...”