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FDR Park

Do you ever feel the need to escape the hustle and hassle of Philadelphia? When you do, look no further than historic FDR Park, a green oasis in South Philadelphia. With its beautiful natural resources including fields and lakes, FDR Park is the ideal retreat for all ages and personalities for relaxation and recreation. From fishing to golfing, boating to baseball, this park has it all.

Rest and Relaxation

In addition to sports fields, there are trails perfect for walking and running, convenient fishing spots along Edgewood and Meadow Lakes, and lawns ideal for picnics with family or friends. Pack a picnic and enjoy the free, scenic beauty FDR Park has to offer. Plus, getting here is easy -- there is a subway stop just outside our door at Broad and Pattison.

Getting There

Directions to the park can be found here.

FDR Park

Upcoming Events

Love Your Park Day - with FREE pony rides!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014. 

Clean-Up, 9 am - 12 noon.

Want to make a difference and get a little exercise at the same time? Join us for a morning of satisfying work cleaning up around the edge of the lake. There will be a variety of tasks available for volunteers to do. Meet in front of the American Swedish Historical Museum. Free t-shirts for the first volunteers. Tools are provided.

Free Pony Rides, 10 am - 11:45am.

Give your children an experience they will remember—a pony ride in FDR Park! The pony will be near the Olmstead Overlook gazebo and playground.

Hope to see you Saturday and please bring your friends!

Activities for Everyone 

As Philadelphia's premier active use park, FDR Park boasts numerous special features and an abundance of recreational sites and sports fields that are open to the public. FDR park includes

Very appropriately, Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field loom on the horizon, providing inspiration for all athletes at FDR Park. 

Interested in having an event at FDR Park? Find information at Fairmount Park permits to learn how.

Friends of FDR Park

A group of civic leaders have joined together to form the Friends of FDR Park in order to keep the park at its best. There are many pending projects and improvements to look for in the coming months and years, including: a new state of the art playground will be installed this year, a new top flight restaurant overlooking the lake, and paddle boat and bike rentals.

Help Support the Park

We want this park to be around for many years to come for everyone to use and enjoy, but we can't do it without your help. Volunteer for Friends of FDR Park or help financially support our work. 

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