Fun Activities for All Ages, All Year Long

Hey Philly! Summer isn’t over yet! @PhilaParksandRec still has plenty of exciting outdoor events that are guaranteed to keep you moving. Browse through dozens of new activities like wildlife walks and outdoor yoga that may leave you out of breath, but excited for more! Find your fit today!

Philadelphia Pool Opening Dates for 2022

The city of Philadelphia is opening its public pools starting Tuesday, June 21. The week of July 11, 50 of the city’s 63 pools will be open to Philly families. Here’s a list of those that will open starting Tuesday, June 21. PLEASE NOTE: Pool opening dates are subject to change. Opening times vary on

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WeWalkPHL Spring 2022 Season

WeWalkPHL offers 17 park locations throughout Philadelphia where community members can explore the outdoors, meet new people, or go on a walk or run. Sugar Roane, a woman who joined the WeWalkPHL community to improve her physical and mental health, has described the organization as a “lifesaver.” Sugar remarks that “When you look good and

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WeWalkPHL Fall Schedule: September-October 2021

Get back into gear as a healthier you—one step at a time—with WeWalkPHL. Connect with neighbors who also want to venture back into healthier routines, fitting fitness in, after a year of too much time isolated and on the couch. Sign up for free fitness walks held one or more times a week at parks

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2021 BOXERS’ TRAIL RUN/WALK: Not Your Average 5K

  • Time:
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Location:
  • Mander Playground, 2140 N. 33rd Street
  • Cost:
  • FREE for Children Under 12 and all Strawberry Mansion residents/$15 for Youth 13-17/$20 for Walkers/$25 for Runners
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This is the 10th anniversary of the Boxers’ Trail 5K Run/Walk, a special community event bringing together Philadelphians from the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood and beyond to support Mander Playground. As in previous years, all race registration fees will be waived for Strawberry Mansion residents. So, whether you’re young or old, super-fit or self-admitted couch potato,

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Stepping Into Better Health: We Walk PHL

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Walking is low-impact exercise that goes a long way for your health. It has benefits such as reducing stress, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving overall wellness. A great way to start walking is with a group or a friend. We Walk PHL makes that possible! The program was

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Philly’s Hitting The Trails

Written by Shelby Dorsaint Spring is around the corner, which means warm weather and Philly flowers blooming. The warm weather allows for a great opportunity to be outdoors. One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. I love being surrounded by nature and taking the environment in. I am originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey which

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Don’t let this cold weather stop your GRIND by Dionne Smith

ATTENTION!!!! PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT It’s Bootcamp season & I’m here to let y’all know that we are going in this winter! Gains all day.   Are you looking for some fitness opportunities that will help get you stronger like never before? Are you interested in challenging your body to do things that you never thought

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How to Stay Active and Cool in the Summer Heat

Tips for Staying Cool in the Heat Drink plenty of water Avoid alcoholic and sugary drinks that cause dehydration. When outdoors carry a water bottle with you – preferably a reusable one – and keep it filled up. Stock up your freezer with ice cubes to stay prepared. Cool off outdoors Walk on the shaded

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