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Upcoming Events

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Birdwatching Walks with Jason (various locations)

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join science educator and passionate bird watcher Jason Hall for a friendly, all-ages bird watching walk around Fairmount Park and FDR Park. Jason (aka: The Birding Beardsman @birdingbeardsmn ) is a scientist, photographer, … read more

Sound Healing Meditation on the Trolley Trail

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 wel… read more

Yoga in the Park

Philadelphia, PA EDT
This fall, 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 Fairmount Park's beaut… read more

WALKING IN WILLIAM STILL'S STEPS: Guided Hike & Discussion

Philadelphia, PA EDT
On his 201th birthday, we honor William Still (born October 7, 1821) and all those freedom seekers who came before us with an interactive guided hike and discussion in West Fairmount Park.

PARK 101: Intro to Skateboarding at FDR Skatepark

Philadelphia, PA EDT
If you have ever thought about picking up a skateboard, either again or for the first time, this adult beginner one-hour workshop is for you! Stepping on a board can be very intimidating, especially in a skating mecca like F… read more

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

PARK AFTER DARK: Moonwalk in East Park

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Our full moon hike series contintues with the appearance of October’s full moon. According to the Farmers Almanac, it's called the “Hunter’s Moon” because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for the cold winter… read more

Sunrise Hike & Yoga with Cole

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Start your day right with a serenity at sunrise! Join us on Tuesdays this fall for a guided hike and restorative yoga series led by Cole Hooley.

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

Public Space Summit 2022

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Knight Foundation are all excited to announce the 3rd Public Space Summit! We’r… 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

Guided Bike Tour of East Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Philadelphia-phile and experienced bike tour guide Graham Robb on an all levels bike ride highlighting history, hidden gems and the stories of interesting places in East Fairmount Park. Stops include the birthplace of t… 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.”
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Past Events

FDR Park Walk and Talk

FDR Park Walk and Talk

Philadelphia, PA
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. Exciting changes are coming to FDR Park over the next several years as part of the FDR Park Plan. Join us for an approximately 2 hour tour…
Sat, Feb 5 2022 9:30 AM Sun, Sep 18 2022 11:30 AM

Discover Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood and East Park Walking Tour

Discover Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood and East Park Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
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. Strawberry Mansion has always had a close connection to the park. In fact, the neighborhood is named after a prominent plac…
Sat, Aug 13 2022 10:00 AM Sun, Sep 18 2022 12:30 PM

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

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

Philadelphia, PA
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 1694 and chose the wild and beautiful Wissahickon as the best place to await …
Wednesday, August 10 2022 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

Philadelphia, PA
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 guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of "The Lakes" with i…
Sat, May 21 2022 9:00 AM Sat, Sep 17 2022 1:00 PM

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Philadelphia, PA
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. Tour departs from the Walnut Street dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and heads upriver to t…
Thu, Jun 17 2021 6:45 PM Thu, Sep 22 2022 7:15 PM

Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2022)

Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2022)

Philadelphia, PA
Discover the fascinating past and present of Fairmount Park on this fun and engaging 3 hour scavenger hunt! After a three-year pandemic hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce the return of the one day, in-person Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt! Unlike the self-paced digital scavenger hunts from…
Saturday, September 24 2022 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

East Park Bird Walk with Keith Russell

East Park Bird Walk with Keith Russell

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a bird walk to East Park's hidden hot spots, led by Keith Russell, urban conservation program manager for the National Audubon Society’s Philadelphia-based chapter.  Each year millions of birds migrate through the city of Philadelphia and many of these birds use our parks as stopover s…
Sunday, September 25 2022 8:00 AM 10:00 AM

"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

West Park Bird Hike with Holger

West Park Bird Hike with Holger

Philadelphia, PA
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 get one closer to the 10,000-steps-a-day goal. This time of year, Philly's …
Sat, Apr 30 2022 8:00 AM Sun, Aug 28 2022 10:00 AM

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

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

(for specific location), PA
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 portion led by local yoga teacher and personal coach, Nicole Taylor of Joyful Pau…
Sun, May 2 2021 10:00 AM Sun, Sep 18 2022 12:30 PM
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