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Philadelphia Outdoor Activities, Sports, and Parks

Whether you want to cheer for a Philly professional sport team, play Ultimate, run a race, take a leisurely walk, or people watch from a bench in one of the city's beautiful parks, Philadelphia has plenty of outdoor activities.


Clark Park (4400 Baltimore Avenue)

West Philly's giant green space great for trees, games, Shakespeare, and LARPing.

Cira Green (129 S. 30th Street)

Elevated 95 feet above street level, Cira Green is an urban green space with a view of the Center City skyline and overlooking University City and the Schuylkill River.

Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut Streets)

Center City's favorite park, a perfect example of urban greenery.

LOVE Park (15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard)

Home of the famous LOVE Statue.

Franklin Square (Between 6th and 7th Streets and Race and Vine Streets)

How can a park with miniature golf, a carousel, a playground, sand sculptures, and a Stephen Starr burger shack with Cake Shakes get any better?

Penn's Landing (Chestnut Street along the Delaware River)

The spot for ice skating, festivals, fireworks, outdoor movies, and waterfront walks.

Fairmount Park

A citywide park system made up of 63 neighborhood parks.

Outdoor Recreation

Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W. Girard Avenue)

Visit America’s first zoo. There are more than 300 different species and subspecies of animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. You can also enjoy rides like the Zooballoon, which rises 400 feet into the air for great views of the city.

Adventure Aquarium (1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ)

Touch a shark, watch the penguins swim, discover the deep-sea creatures in the Jules Verne Gallery, and see a seal show.

The Jersey Shore

The beach and all the beach towns along the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey are just a short drive away. From Philly, going "down the shore" only takes about an hour.

Blue Cross RiverRink (Columbus Boulevard and Market Street)

Open during the winter months, the RiverRink offers outdoor ice skating during WinterFest. But during the summer, lace up your roller skates and enjoy Philly's first and only outdoor roller skating rink during Summerfest.

Spruce Street Harbor Park (Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street)

A summer gathering space full of colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, and food from popular Philly spots. 

Professional Teams

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia's football team, the Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field (1020 Pattison Avenue). Their colors are green, silver, and white.

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia's baseball team, the Phillies play their home games at Citizens Bank Park (1 Citizens Bank Way). Their colors are red, white, and blue.

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia's basketball team, the Sixers play their home games at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad Street). Their colors are blue, red, and white.

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia's hockey team, the Flyers play their home games at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad Street). Their colors are orange and black.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia's soccer team, the Union play their homes games at Talen Energy Stadium (1 Stadium Drive, Chester, PA). Their colors are navy blue and gold.

Philly Roller Derby (PRD)

These girls mean business on roller skates. They have four different teams (Block Party, Cheeseskates, Independence Dolls, and the Liberty Belles). PRD is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and promotes strength in athleticism in women through derby competitions. Each team has its own colors.