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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

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

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

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 guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood La… read more

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.

Yoga in the Park

Philadelphia, PA EDT
This srping, 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

TRAILS to ALES: Guided Hike & Drinks with Brad Maule

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join Brad Maule, hike leader extraordinare and beer lover, for an East Park hike that ends with cold drinks and tasty food at the Waterworks' Parks on Tap. This hike will include both the Boxer's and Lemon Hill Trails.

Parkside & Centennial Bike Tour with Michael Burch

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 Program… 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.

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

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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!

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. Lynn is the founder of The Wild Foodies of Philly, a 6000+ member educational foraging meetup since 2010. This will … read more
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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

Bailar en Belmont Plateau

Bailar en Belmont Plateau

Philadelphia, PA
Want to learn how to dance salsa and bachata? ¡Vamos a bailar en Belmont! In June, because of the Flower Show, our popular twice monthly salsa & bachata dance series moves from FDR Park to the beautiful grounds of Ridgeland Mansion in West Fairmount Park. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts - th…
Fri, Jun 10 2022 9:00 PM Sat, Jun 11 2022 12:00 AM

Paddle with the Park Champions at the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta (+ 3 practices!)

Paddle with the Park Champions at the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta (+ 3 practices!)

Philadelphia, PA
RACE DAY: Saturday, June 4, 8 AM - 5 pm PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m. on 5/17, 5/24, and 5/31 LOCATION: dragon boat dock on the West Bank of the Schuylkill River (below the Columbia Bridge) For the first time in our organization’s history, we’re entering a team in the 15th Annual Indepen…
Saturday, June 4 2022 8:00 AM 5:00 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

Take a Hike on the Trolley Trail!

Take a Hike on the Trolley Trail!

Philadelphia, PA
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 1896-1946 providing a reliable and enjoyable means of accessing park amenitie…
Sat, May 1 2021 10:00 AM Sat, Jun 11 2022 12:30 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

Tree Tour & Hike (various locations)

Tree Tour & Hike (various locations)

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 Robert Heiskell for a tree huggers hike through the FDR Park (4/9) and the stunning array at C…
Sun, Jul 11 2021 9:00 AM Sat, Jun 4 2022 12:00 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

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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