Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) stewards over 10,200 acres of park land across the city, from neighborhood parks like Malcolm X Memorial Park that serve as community green spaces to larger natural areas like Wissahickon Valley Park that serve to protect our water and provide habitat.
Volunteers are essential to preserving and maintaining these vital public spaces! PPR and the Fairmount Park Conservancy work with over 100 community volunteer groups – known as Park Friends Groups – that support Philadelphia’s neighborhood parks by helping with basic maintenance, planning events, and serving as the voice of the community.
If you live in Philadelphia and want to get involved, please consider getting involved! No experience is necessary – everyone has something to contribute! – and your service will help to make our neighborhoods great. We also encourage you to join (or start!) a Park Friends group or become a member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy.