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Upcoming Events

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Walk to the End of the World: labyrinth walk and hike to the Cave of Kelpius

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join us on a full moon evening as we follow in the footsteps of a fabled mystic monk of the Wissahickon named Johannes Kelpius. The mystical guru arrived in newly-founded, religiously tolerant Philadelphia from Germany in 16… read more

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join us for an evening guided kayak tour of the Schuylkill River below the dam (falls at Water Works ). Kayaking on the tidal Schuylkill offers a whole new perspective on our city and its water source.

FDR Park Walk and Talk

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Maura McCarthy, Fairmount Park Conservancy's Executive Director and Justin DiBerardinis, FDR Park's Director for a series of "Walk and Talks" at FDR Park.

Discover Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood and East Park Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Learn about the past, present and future of Strawberry Mansion and nearby East Park through the eyes of longtime resident, historian, and community organizer Judith Robinson.

Food Beneath Our Feet: Foraging Tour in Fairmount Park

(for specific location), PA EDT
Join us for “Food Beneath Our Feet in Fairmount Park” tours with expert forager and naturalist Lynn Landes and Lady Danni Morinich.

Yoga in the Park

Philadelphia, PA EDT
This summer, find your peaceful place in the greenspace! There's no better way to connect with your practice and with other people than outdoor yoga. Join us for a socially-distanced yoga classes held in East Fairmount Park.

Guided Hike & Meditation with Nicole & Ambrose (various locations)

(for specific location), PA EDT
Enjoy a hike to explore Fairmount Park’s hidden gems followed by a guided meditation. No prior experience with hiking or meditation required! Hike portion led by park enthusiast and member Ambrose Crenshaw. Meditation portio… read more

Flavors of FDR: Food Market Tasting Tour

Philadelphia, PA EDT
South Philly is home to a vibrant Southeast Asian community, with many Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese, and Thai residents who have enjoyed FDR Park for decades! During the warmer months, vendors set up outdoor stalls selling street … read more

TRAILS to ALES: Guided Hike & Drinks with Brad Maule

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Brad Maule, hike leader extraordinaire and beer lover, for a special hike series in Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon that ends with cold drinks and tasty food at one of our favorite nearby “watering holes.”

Take a Hike on the Trolley Trail!

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Kevin Roche, Fairmount Park Conservancy staff member, hike leader, and Trolley Trail enthusiast for a hike through the park's fascinating past and present! The Fairmount Park Trolley operated in East & West Park from 18… read more

Sunset Kayak Cruise on the FDR Lakes

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our evening guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edg… read more

West Park Bird Hike with Holger

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join experienced bird watcher and trip leader Holger Pflicke for a brisk bird hike on the Trolley Trail! West Fairmount Park is an excellent location to connect with nature and its large woods provide a great opportunity to … read more

Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2022)

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Discover the fascinating past and present of Fairmount Park on this fun and engaging 3 hour scavenger hunt!
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Past Events

CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Sunrise Hike & Yoga on the Plateau

CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Sunrise Hike & Yoga on the Plateau

Philadelphia, PA
Join us on the stunning vista of the Belmont Plateau for a special solstice themed guided hike & yoga class that integrates sun salutations and other poses to welcome the longest day of the summer.  Meet at the Belmont Plateau and from there we’ll head into the woods for a short peaceful hike on a…
Tuesday, June 21 2022 7:00 AM 8:30 AM

PARK 101: Intro to Rowing on the Schuylkill River

PARK 101: Intro to Rowing on the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia, PA
Get in the know by learning to row!  Always wanted to try rowing but never knew how? Join us for the launch of the "Park 101" Series with a special intro to rowing clinic with Brannon Johnson of BLJ Community Rowing! Brannon is a Philadelphia native who became a world-class rower after getting her…
Tue, Sep 21 2021 5:30 PM Wed, Jul 27 2022 7:00 PM

Sound Healing Meditation on the Trolley Trail

Sound Healing Meditation on the Trolley Trail

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a one of a kind immersive experience with Reiki Master and Sound Meditation Practitioner Tamara Murphy El. Let the soothing sounds of nature meld with rhythmic echos of bowls. Manage your stress, improve your wellbeing, and literally find your grounding on a historic Fairmount Park trai…
Sun, May 9 2021 9:00 AM Sun, Jun 26 2022 9:30 AM

Parkside & Centennial Bike Tour with Michael Burch

Parkside & Centennial Bike Tour with Michael Burch

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a special bike tour of the Parkside neighborhood and the park's Centennial District with Michael Burch (science educator, community organizer, and founder of the Parkside Journal) and John Sigmund, Public Programs Coordinator and passionate park history buff. Parkside. The name says it…
Sat, Jun 26 2021 9:00 AM Sun, Jul 24 2022 12:00 PM

CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Labyrinth Making Workshop

CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Labyrinth Making Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Join in this Summer Solstice to the learn about healing power of labyrinths! Led by Athena Dugan, the Philadelphia representative of the international Labyrinth Society, this unique workshop will teach you the history and techniques of labyrinth making. Attendees will work together to make and wal…
Sun, Jun 20 2021 6:00 PM Tue, Jun 21 2022 8:30 PM

PARK AFTER DARK: Moonwalk in East Park

PARK AFTER DARK: Moonwalk in East Park

Philadelphia, PA
Our full moon hike series contintues on a spring night with the appearance of June's "Strawberry Moon."  First, we'll use the moonlight to guide us on a short hike on a portion of Lemon Hill Trail, appreciating nature lit by the glowing moon. Using minimal artificial light, we'll let our eyes adju…
Wed, Feb 16 2022 6:00 PM Tue, Jun 14 2022 10:30 PM

Parkside Past, Parkside Present: Neighborhood & Centennial District Walking Tour

Parkside Past, Parkside Present: Neighborhood & Centennial District Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a special walking tour of Parkside with Michael Burch (science educator, community organizer, and founder of the Parkside Journal) and John Sigmund (Public Programs Coordinator and passionate park history buff).  Parkside. The name says it all — it's the neighborhood beside West Fairmou…
Sat, May 22 2021 1:00 PM Sat, Jun 25 2022 12:00 PM

"Older Homes & Gardens": Guided Walking Tour of East Park's Historic House Grounds

"Older Homes & Gardens": Guided Walking Tour of East Park's Historic House Grounds

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a special walking tour of three of East Park’s historic houses with award-winning gardens: Ormiston Mansion, Woodford Mansion, and Historic Strawberry Mansion! The "Park Charms" - Fairmount Park’s unique grouping of colonial homes get much attention for the antique collections containe…
Sunday, July 31 2022 3:00 PM 6:00 PM

PARK AFTER DARK: Stargazing in the Grass

PARK AFTER DARK: Stargazing in the Grass

Philadelphia, PA
Meet on the hill and let your eyes wander the skies! Join astronomy educator Buddy Muhler and stargazers of all ages at Lemon Hill to learn about the astronomical wonders of the night sky. We'll gaze at planets and the crescent moon- the best phase for seeing it's textured surface!Novice and exper…
Tue, Jun 15 2021 8:30 PM Tue, Aug 2 2022 10:30 PM

Tree Tour with Dan the Tree Man

Tree Tour with Dan the Tree Man

Philadelphia, PA
Take a TREE-mendous tour of our park's biggest and most abundant assets. Did you know that there are over 100 species of trees in the Fairmount Park system? Let's take a hike to meet a few! Join arborist Dan O'Donnell, aka: "Dan the Tree Man" for a tree huggers hike on the Boxer's Trail in East Pa…
Sun, May 22 2022 2:00 PM Sun, Jun 12 2022 5:00 PM
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