The fitness classes and the trails definitely made a very positive difference in my health and well‑being.

Park lover from Upper Dublin

Green shoots in a gray urban landscape.

Park visitor from Philadelphia

When municipalities invest in high-quality, clean, and safe parks and public spaces, a community becomes healthier, more livable, and more desirable.


For your own good

With all the good stuff you’ll find at your local parks, why are you not here?

We have paths and trails to wander on. Courts to play on. Morning yoga classes to find your zen. Playgrounds to create childhood memories. Lawns for family gatherings. And so much more. It’s all yours to enjoy — so put down the remote and join us for your own good!




Nature Newsroom, Uncategorized

As PA Trails Month comes to an end, we’re reminded that trails are communal spaces – shared not only with other people, but with furry friends, […]

Recreation Reflections

You’ve got them their pencils. Their binders and fresh backpacks. You’ve made sure they finished their summer reading and have plastered their notebooks in a generous […]

Park Pulse

Pennsylvania is home to some incredible fluttering, flying, and wiggly creatures. There are a total of 146 different butterfly species that have been reported here! Not […]


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Recreation Reflections

Welcome to the aftermath of Pennsylvania Park and Recreation Professionals Day (PRP Day) – the day we pay tribute to those fearless fun-makers who turned our […]

Recreation Reflections

Going to the park, the playground, or any recreation center as a non-disabled individual is not a complicated task. In fact, besides what sneakers you’re going […]

Culture, Recreation Reflections

Think back on some of your fondest childhood memories. It’s quite possible that at least one of those core moments took place on a playground. Making […]