Paine's Park
Jun
21
Jul 3

Paine's Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

SPECIAL 2-WEEK EXTENSION:

Parks on Tap will also be at Paine's Park for a second week from WED 6/28 - MON 7/3! Regular hours except Monday 7/3 we will be open from 12-8PM!

ABOUT:

Paine's Park is a public skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail that opened in 2013. The park features a variety of ledges, rails, and benches for skaters of all skill levels and also has on-site seating for those who prefer to sit and relax. Paine’s park was started with the goal of combining skateboarding, architecture, and city planning to create a quality experience for Philadelphia skateboarders and visitors. During the year the park hosts live music, outdoor movie screenings, local food trucks, and a variety of other events.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 6/21: Happy Hour from 5-7pm with Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund. 50% of the proceeds will go to support the skatepark.
  • 6/22: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA Bus route 43 located at Spring Garden St. and Kelly Dr and SEPTA Bus Route 38 stop behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

WALKING & BIKING:

https://gophillygo.org/place/40/

PARKING:

Limited parking available at Waterworks Drive parking lot off of Kelly Drive. Paid parking available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art garage off of Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

FACEBOOK: FRANKLIN'S PAINE SKATEPARK FUND

TWITTER: @FRANKLINSPAINE

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.FRANKLINSPAINE.COM

Strawberry Mansion Bridge
Jun
28
Jul 4

Strawberry Mansion Bridge

HOURS:

WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11 PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM
MON + TUES 12 - 10 PM (special extended hours for holiday)

ABOUT:

The Strawberry Mansion Bridge is a steel arch bridge across the Schuylkill River near the Historic Strawberry Mansion. Located at Ford Drive and Strawberry Mansion Drive, the bridge serves as a link between East and West Fairmount Park, used by pedestrians, vehicles, horses, and bicycles. Dating back to the late 1800s - early 1900s, the bridge was shut down in 1996 after being declared unsafe due to severe deterioration. The Streets Department undertook restoration of the bridge and reopened it in 1999.  The Strawberry Mansion Bridge Restoration was nominated for and won the 2002 Preservation Achievement Award, given by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 6/29: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SETPA bus route 7 and route 32 at 33rd and Dauphin St.

PARKING:

Parking available off Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River Trail and by Strawberry Mansion on Greenland Dr

FACEBOOK: STRAWBERRY MANSION BRIDGE

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Jul
5
Jul 9

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park. Reflecting the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day, the garden offers a koi pond, teahouse garden, and courtyard garden as well as the Sakura Pavilion which hosts various events.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 7/6: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA Bus Route 38 at Lansdowne Drive and Belmont Avenue. Also via SEPTA Bus Routes 40, 43, 64 at 49th and Parkside.

PARKING:

The closest parking is the free parking lot located on Horticultural Drive.

FACEBOOK: SHOFUSO JAPANESE HOUSE AND GARDEN

TWITTER: @SHOFUSO

INSTAGRAM: @SHOFUSO

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.JAPANESEHOUSE.ORG/

Schuylkill Banks
Jul
12
Jul 23

Schuylkill Banks

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

SPECIAL 2-WEEK EXTENSION:

Parks on Tap will also be at Schuylkill Banks for a second week from WED 7/19 - SUN 7/23! Regular hours as listed above. 

ABOUT:

Schuylkill Banks is a Philadelphia riverfront destination located south of the Fairmount Water Works dam. Schuylkill Banks is part of the Schuylkill River Trail, a 23-mile link from Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park, and part of the nationally designated Schuylkill River National Heritage Area. You can find Parks on Tap set up right under the Walnut Street Bridge. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

7/13: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

A 10-minute walk from 30th Station for SEPTA Regional Rail or Market Frankford Line. Also accessible via SEPTA bus routes 7 & 12 at 23rd and Locust and SEPTA bus route 9 at Schuylkill Avenue and Chestnut Street

PARKING:

The nearest parking lot to the Walnut Street Dock is at 24th and Sansom Streets. Walk up the stairs at 24th and Walnut to get to the Walnut Street Bridge, walk along the bridge towards the river, once you're past all of the buildings, walk down the set of stairs that leads to the Banks. To access the trail from this lot without taking stairs, you can walk down 24th Street to Locust Street, turn right on Locust Street and walk one block to 25th and Locust to access the at-grade crossing into the Banks.

FACEBOOK: SCHUYLKILL BANKS

TWITTER: @SCHUYLKILLBANKS

INSTAGRAM: @SCHUYLKILLBANKS

WEBSITE: HTTPS://WWW.SCHUYLKILLBANKS.ORG

Jefferson Square Park
Jul
19
Jul 30

Jefferson Square Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

SPECIAL 2-WEEK EXTENSION:

Parks on Tap will also be at Jefferson Square Park for a second week from WED 7/26 - SUN 7/30! Regular hours as listed above. 

ABOUT:

Jefferson Square Park is one of South Philadelphia's favorite parks, located right over the border from Queen Village leading into Pennsport. Three sides of the park are surrounded by South Philly residential row homes and the north side is bordered by Washington Avenue. It was established in the 19th century and used during he Civil War by the Union Army as an encampment site. Afterwards the park was reconstructed using the Rittenhouse Square Park plans. The park’s granite retaining walls and pillars are identical to those installed at the same time in Rittenhouse Square.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 7/20: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus routes 57 and 64 located at 4th St. and Washington Avenue.

PARKING:

Street parking is available.

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.JEFFERSONSQUAREPARK.ORG/

Lemon Hill
Jul
26
Aug 6

Lemon Hill

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

SPECIAL 2-WEEK EXTENSION:

Parks on Tap will also be at Lemon Hill for a second week from WED 8/2 - SUN 8/6! Regular hours as listed above. 

ABOUT:

Lemon Hill is a historic mansion with views of both the center city skyline and the Schuylkill River located off Lemon Hill Drive. Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first park land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park. Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden with feasting, a site for concerts and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December, hours vary. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 7/27: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA Bus Routes 7 and 48 at 29th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a 5-minute walk to Lemon Hill.

PARKING:

Street parking along Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive

FACEBOOK: LEMON HILL MANSION

WEBSITE: HTTP://LEMONHILL.ORG/

Aviator Park
Aug
2
Aug 13

Aviator Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

SPECIAL TWO WEEK EXTENSION:

Parks on Tap will also be at Aviator Park for a second week from WED 8/9 - SUN 8/13! Regular hours as listed above. 

ABOUT:

Aviator Park is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway adjacent to Moore College of Art + Design and The Franklin Institute. With a relaxing green space that was renovated in 2007, the park hosts public artworks including The Aero Memorial and the All Wars Memorial.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 8/3: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus routes 32, 33, and 38 located at 20th and 21st and Race Street as well as 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Aviator Park is also a 10 minute walk from SEPTA Suburban Station.

PARKING:

Limited street parking. There is also a parking garage at the Franklin Institute which is located at the intersection of 21st Street and Winter Street. The address of this parking garage entrance is: 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

FACEBOOK: AVIATOR PARK PHILA

Gorgas Park
Aug
9
Aug 13

Gorgas Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Gorgas Park is located in Roxborough at the corner of Ridge Avenue and Hermitage St. The park is named for the Gorgas Family who settled in the area toward the end of the 17th Century. In 1853, The Fairmount Park Commission bought the property, tore down the mills which were built and run by the family, but retained the homestead and the barn, which existed on the property.

The Friends of Gorgas Park started to care for the park in the spring of 1996, pruning many of the park's overhanging trees and removing damaged ones. Since then, the park is home to over 250 trees and award-winning gardens, and has been transformed in to the clean, safe park you see today. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 8/10: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 9 at Ridge Av and Hermitage St.

PARKING:

Street parking

FACEBOOK: FRIENDS OF GORGAS PARK

TWITTER: @GORGASPARK

INSTAGRAM: @FRIENDSOFGORGASPARK

WEBSITE: HTTP://GORGASPARK.COM/

Penn Treaty Park
Aug
16
Aug 20

Penn Treaty Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Penn Treaty Park is located on the Western bank of the Delaware River in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia, off of Delaware Ave and Beach Street. In the Southern part of the park, there is a walkway surrounding an open field, great for dog walking and picnicking. Near the water, where Parks on Tap will be set up, a panoramic view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is present. This park has been an open space with river access since its dedication in 1893.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 8/17: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 43 located at the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Delaware Ave. Also a 10-minute walk from SEPTA’s Frankford & Delaware Avenue Trolley station for route 15.

PARKING:

Street parking and a parking lot are available.

FACEBOOK: FRIENDS OF PENN TREATY PARK

TWITTER: @PENNTREATYPARK

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.PENNTREATYPARK.ORG/

Clark Park
Aug
23
Sep 4

Clark Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Established in 1895, Clark Park is in the heart of West Philadelphia’s University City. With more than 300 trees, it covers nine acres between Baltimore Avenue, Woodland Avenue, 43rd Street and 45th Street. The park offers a basketball court, an open field, a playground, statues, and several paths. It also hosts various events, such as music and arts festivals and a weekly farmers market.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 8/24: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via green line trolleys 11, 13 and 34. Also accessible via SEPTA Bus Route 30 at 42nd and Chester Avenue

PARKING:

Street parking

FACEBOOK: CLARK PARK

TWITTER: @CLARKPARK

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.FRIENDSOFCLARKPARK.ORG/

Cliveden Park
Aug
30
Sep 4

Cliveden Park

HOURS:

WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11 PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM
MONDAY 12 - 10 PM (special extended hours for holiday)

ABOUT:

Cliveden Park is located at 6415 Musgrave Street, in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. One of the primary features of Cliveden Park is a walking trail that runs throughout the entire hilly, grass-covered area of the park. The park also includes a bridge, a jungle gym and benches along the walking path. The park encompasses an entire city block. The Friends of Cliveden Park work to maintain the area.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 8/31: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA regional rail Chestnut Hill East line at Washington Lane. Also accessible via SEPTA bus route 18 at Chew Ave and Cliveden St.

PARKING:

Street parking

FACEBOOK: FRIENDS OF CLIVEDEN PARK

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.CLIVEDEN.ORG/

Mount Pleasant
Sep
6
Sep 10

Mount Pleasant

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Mount Pleasant Mansion is located in East Fairmount Park off of Mt. Pleasant Dr and can also be found through the Boxer's Trail. Built as a grand country estate in the mid 1760’s, Mount Pleasant Mansion is on a hilltop overlooking the Schuylkill River. Prior to its restoration by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1926, Mt. Pleasant served various public purposes, functioning once as a beer garden (how ironic?!) and later as a dairy farm providing milk and ice cream to local residents. The breath-taking beauty of the house's interiors and vistas, the elegance of the lifestyle of colonial elites, and the curiosities of Captain Macpherson's life are all on display at Mt Pleasant. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 9/7: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 3 located at Reservoir Dr. and Smith Day Nursery Dr.

PARKING:

Street parking

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.PARKCHARMS.COM/MOUNT-PLEASANT/

Pretzel Park
Sep
13
Sep 17

Pretzel Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Pretzel Park is located in the heart of Manayunk at the corner of Cresson, Cotton and Silverwood Streets. With an unclear history of the park name, it is believed the name Pretzel Park came to be from the pretzel shape of the sidewalks. Since then, the pretzel shape has been recreated as a statue in the park after recent renovations which the Councilman funded. 

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 9/14: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA regional rail Manayunk/Norristown Line at Manayunk. Also accessible via SEPTA bus route 9 at Ridge Av and Roxboro Av

PARKING:

Street parking

FACEBOOK: PRETZEL PARK MANAYUNK PA

TWITTER: @PRETZELPARK

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.FRIEDNSOFPRETZELPARK.ORG/

Burholme Park
Sep
20
Sep 24

Burholme Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Burholme Park is a public park in the North East neighborhood of Philadelphia. The park which is home to the the Robert W. Ryerss Museum and Library, was a gift from Robert himself which he wished to be left for the “people of Philadelphia, forever."

Burholme Park provides fields for sports organizations including three baseball diamonds, a football field, and three soccer fields. The Park also contains a playground and is a popular place for sledding on the park's large hill.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 9/21: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA regional rail Fox Chase Line at Ryers

PARKING:

Street parking around the park as well as Impark parking available on 7600 Central Ave

FACEBOOK: BURHOLME PARK

Powers Park
Sep
27
Oct 1

Powers Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Powers Park is located in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia at the corner of Almond and E Ann Street. The park hosts several concerts and is a good place for walking, running, and biking. The park also holds many recreational activities, picnics, outdoor cleanups, movie screenings and NOW Parks on Tap!

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 9/28: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 15B located at Thompson St. and E. Ann St.

PARKING:

Steet parking

FACEBOOK: POWERS PARK CONSERVANCY


Columbus Square
Jun
14
Jun 18

Columbus Square

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Columbus Square is a vibrant community gathering place located between 12th and 13th Streets and Wharton and Reed streets in the Passyunk Square neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

Columbus Square has something for everyone. From our rose garden to our nature walk encircling the park, Columbus Square will delight the senses of any nature enthusiast. An oasis from the hustle and bustle of urban living, Columbus Square is a unique community space which is ever evolving.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 6/14: Happy Hour from 5-7pm with the Friends of Columbus Square Park. 50% of the proceeds will go to support Columbus Square.
  • 6/15: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA Broad Street Line at Ellsworth Federal Station

WALKING & BIKING:

 

PARKING:

Street parking available around the park. Municipal Parking Lot is also available on 1337 A 12th St.

FACEBOOK: COLUMBUS SQUARE - SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

WEBSITE: HTTP://MYCOLUMBUSSQUARE.ORG

Matthias Baldwin Park
Jun
7
Jun 11

Matthias Baldwin Park

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

Matthias Baldwin Park is a historical site for what was once the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Established in 1835 by Matthias Baldwin, the company industrialized the area and employed more than 15,000 workers. Now the site is a lovely park with an installation designed by Athena Tacha. The installation’s terraces house various perennial flowers while rock towers break up the landscape and seem to fall into place with the city skyline in the distance.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 6/7: Happy Hour from 5-7pm with the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park. 50% of the proceeds will go to support Matthias Baldwin Park.
  • 6/8: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 33 at 20th and Hamilton St. Also via SEPTA bus route 43 at Spring Garden St. and 19th St.

PARKING:

4 hour street parking available around the park. Nearby parking lots include the Municipal Parking Lot - Broad Callowhill located on 1300 Callowhill St & Park It Corporation on 434 N 17th St,.

FACEBOOK: MATTHIAS BALDWIN PARK

Belmont Plateau
May
31
Jun 4

Belmont Plateau

  • United States

HOURS:

WED THURS 5 - 10PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

ABOUT:

The Belmont Plateau in West Fairmount Park provides one of the best views of the Philadelphia skyline. The Plateau, as it is affectionately known, is also home to nearby cross country trails and has hosted countless youth, high school, college and National Championship meets since the 1960s.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

EVENTS:

  • 6/1: Happy Hour from 7-9pm with the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance. 50% of the proceeds will go to support Belmont Plateau.
  • 6/1: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.
  • 6/4: Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt from 9:30am - 1pm. Discover and explore six historic houses - get tickets here. PLUS each participant will receive one free drink to redeem at Parks on Tap when they finish the hunt.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Accessible via SEPTA bus route 38 at Belmont Ave. and S Georges Hill Drive. 

WALKING & BIKING:

https://gophillygo.org/place/40/

PARKING:

Parking available in a parking lot at Army Road off of Belmont Mansion Drive. The area also has some street parking available.

FACEBOOK: BELMONT PLATEAU TRAILS ALLIANCE

FDR Park Gazebo & Boathouse
May
24
May 29

FDR Park Gazebo & Boathouse

  • United States

Parks on Tap will have a main beer garden set up in front of the FDR Park Gazebo WED - MON. We will also extend the beer garden to the Boathouse FRI - MON!

HOURS:

WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM
FRI + SAT 1 - 11 PM
SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM
MONDAY 12 - 10 PM (special extended hours for holiday)

ABOUT:

FDR Park is located in South Philadelphia near the Sports Complex. In addition to sports fields, the approximately 350 acre park provides trails for walking and running, convenient fishing spots along Edgewood and Meadow Lakes, and lawns for picnics. Audubon Society of Pennsylvania has said that FDR Park is one of the best places in Philadelphia to observe birds because it contains a variety of different habitats, including wetlands and waterways.

FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

    Accessible via SEPTA Broad Street Line from the AT&T Station at Broad Street & Pattison Avenue. Also accessible via SEPTA bus routes 4 and 17 located at 20th and Pattison Ave.

    WALKING & BIKING:

    Click the Go Philly Go link below for the easiest walking and biking routes to FDR Park -https://gophillygo.org/place/40/

    PARKING:

    Street parking available in addition to a parking lot nearby at the American Swedish Historical Museum

    EVENTS:

    5/24: Happy Hour from 5-7pm with the Friends of FDR Park. 50% of the proceeds will go to support FDR Park.

    5/25: Yoga Happy Hour 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

    FACEBOOK: FDR PARK

    WEBSITE: HTTP://FDRPARK.ORG/

    Azalea Garden
    May
    17
    May 21

    Azalea Garden

    Parks on Tap kicks off the 2017 season at The Azalea Garden during Love Your Park Week!

    HOURS:

    WEDNESDAY 1 - 10PM (special extended hours for opening day)
    THURSDAY 5 - 10PM
    FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM
    SUNDAY 12 - 10PM

    ABOUT:

    The Azalea Garden is located between Boathouse Row and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The fan-shaped garden boasts various annuals and perennials such as daffodils, irises, crocuses, and tulips, as well as hosting over 150 species of azaleas and rhododendrons. The park has been the setting for countless wedding ceremonies and now serves as a relaxing spot for an afternoon of enjoying a few drinks with friends and family at Parks on Tap.

    FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS HERE

    EVENTS:

    • 5/18: Happy Hour Fundraiser from 5-6PM for Love Your Park Week. 50% of proceeds will be donated back to Philly's Parks!
    • 5/18: Yoga class 6:30-7:30pm hosted by Roots 2 Rise. Suggested donation: $10. Those who donate will receive a $1 off drink ticket.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 38 and route 43 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    PARKING:

    Limited parking available at the Waterworks Drive parking lot off of Kelly Drive. Paid parking available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art garage off of Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

    Learn more about Love Your Park Week here -  loveyourpark.org

    Parks on Tap Community Partnership Event at Holidays in The Park
    Dec
    3
    11:00 am11:00

    Parks on Tap Community Partnership Event at Holidays in The Park

    • Strawberry Mansion

    Adding to the festivities of the season, Parks on Tap will be doing a Community Partnership Event at Strawberry Mansion during the Historic Houses tour of Fairmount Park on Saturday, December 3rd. Back for a special addition, we invite guests to warm up with some hot chocolate and apple cider - or to really to turn up the temperature with one of our hot cocktails! Touring all six houses next Saturday is sure to spark an appetite - guests can make a detour at Parks on Tap for some chili, both regular and vegetarian options available.  Cheers to the holiday spirit!

    For more info and to purchase tickets for the historic houses tour, go to holidaysinthepark.com

    Lemon Hill - Special Extended Finale!
    Oct
    7
    Oct 9

    Lemon Hill - Special Extended Finale!

    • Lemon Hill Mansion

    HOURS:

    FRIDAY 5 - 10 PM;
    SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    Join us for a special one weekend extension of Parks on Tap! After such a wonderful first season, we wanted to give everyone one more chance to enjoy the magic. Please note the special hours (above) and events including an encore Oktoberfest!
     

    ABOUT:

    Lemon Hill is a historic mansion with views of both the center city skyline and the Schuylkill River. Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first private property acquired to protect the city’s water supply, and the home became the first park land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park.  Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden with feasting, a site for concerts and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December, Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, no reservation required.

    PARK EVENTS:

    • 10/07 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Lemon Hill 
    • 10/07 Lemon Hill Mansion 5 to 7:30 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 10/08 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Pay What You Can and picnic in the park post-savasana!
    • 10/08 Lemon Hill Neighbors Kids Adventure Play Area 1 to 6 pm | Families welcome! Enjoy a mini pop up for kids up to 8-years-old right in front of the mansion
    • 10/08 Lemon Hill Mansion 1 to 5:30 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 10/09 Oktoberfest Encore | Enjoy German Beers, Food and fun times in one of the most historic places for celebrating Philadelphia's German culture! Cheers - an authentic German Ompah band will be playing from 5 to 9 pm to close out the season.
    • 10/09 Lemon Hill Neighbors Kids Adventure Play Area 1 to 6 pm | Families welcome! Enjoy a mini pop up for kids up to 8-years-old right in front of the mansion
    • 10/09 Lemon Hill Mansion 1 to 4 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

    Accessible via SEPTA Bus Routes 7 and 48 at 29th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a 5-minute walk to Lemon Hill.

    PARKING:

    Street parking along Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive

    FACEBOOK: LEMON HILL MANSION  

    WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.LEMONHILL.ORG/

    Lemon Hill
    Sep
    28
    Oct 2

    Lemon Hill

    • Lemon Hill

    HOURS:

    WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEKEND!!
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 5 - 10PM
    SATURDAY + SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 & 9 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Lemon Hill is a historic mansion with views of both the center city skyline and the Schuylkill River. Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first private property acquired to protect the city’s water supply, and the home became the first park land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park.  Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden with feasting, a site for concerts and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December, Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, no reservation required.

    Park Events:

    • 9/28 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Lemon Hill 
    • 9/28 Lemon Hill Mansion 5 to 8 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 9/29 Lemon Hill Mansion 10 am to 8 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 9/30 Lemon Hill Neighbors Association Official Park Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm | 50% of all proceeds will go directly back to Lemon Hill Neighbors Association
    • 9/30 Lemon Hill Neighbors Kids Adventure Play Area 4 to 8 pm | Families welcome! Enjoy a mini pop up for kids up to 8-years-old right in front of the mansion
    • 9/30 Lemon Hill Mansion 10 am to 8 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 10/01 Oktoberfest | Enjoy German Beers, Food and fun times in one of the most historic places for celebrating Philadelphia's German culture!
    • 10/01 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Pay What You Can and picnic in the park post-savasana!
    • 10/01 Lemon Hill Neighbors Kids Adventure Play Area 1 to 6 pm | Families welcome! Enjoy a mini pop up for kids up to 8-years-old right in front of the mansion
    • 10/1 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Lemon Hill 
    • 10/01 Lemon Hill Mansion 10 am to 6 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 10/02 Lemon Hill Mansion 10 am to 6 pm | Lemon Hill Mansion will be extending its hours so that you can take a tour during Parks on Tap!
    • 10/02 WonderPHL World - A Philadelphia Coloring Adventure 12 pm | Join in this interactive art activity, a creative escape in the form of a coloring book, with hand-drawn illustrations of some of the city's most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods. 
    • 10/02 Lemon Hill Neighbors Kids Adventure Play Area 1 to 6 pm | Families welcome! Enjoy a mini pop up for kids up to 8-years-old right in front of the mansion

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking from 5 - 9 pm at a virtual pop-up station right near Parks on Tap at Lemon Hill on Wednesday and Saturday-  click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA Bus Routes 7 and 48 at 29th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a 5-minute walk to Lemon Hill.

    Parking:

    Street parking along Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive

    Facebook: Lemon Hill Mansion  

    Website: http://www.lemonhill.org/

    Sep
    24
    5:00 pm17:00

    Fairmount Park in a New Light: Featuring Parks on Tap

    • Fairmount Fish Ladder

    A Street Festival to Celebrate the Relighting of Boathouse Row

    Join us for a free street festival in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to celebrate the beautiful new lights on Boathouse Row!

    Enjoy food trucks, drinks, music and a never before seen light show at 7:30pm. More details to follow. 

    Date: September 24th
    Time: 5 -9 pm

    For more info, head to https://myphillypark.org/event/fairmount-park-in-a-new-light/ 
     

    Powers Park
    Sep
    21
    Sep 25

    Powers Park

    • Powers Park

    HOURS:

    WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Powers Park is located in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. The park hosts several concerts and is a good place for walking, running, and biking. The park also holds many recreational activities, picnics, outdoor cleanups, and movie screenings.

    Park Events:

    • 9/21 Bike Ride with Indego Bike Share 5 pm | Join a bike ride along the Port Richmond Trail (4.5 miles) with Parks on Tap and Indego - Indego will be providing a limited number of bikes! And, they will provide unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Powers Park from 5 to 9 pm
    • 9/22 Powers Park Conservancy Happy Hour Fundraiser 5 to 7 pm | 50% of proceeds from the happy hour go directly back to Powers Park Conservancy!
    • 9/22 Bingo 5:30 pm | Play for a chance to win gift cards to local Port Richmond Establishments.
    • 9/22 Powers Park Farmers Market 3 to 7 pm | Shop for fresh produce right in the park.
    • 9/22 Meet Your Politician Night 5 pm | Rub elbows with State Representative John Taylor (5 pm) and Councilman Mark Squilla (8:30 pm) at Parks on Tap.
    • 9/23 Quizzo 7 pm | This game of trivia is just as fun when you are drinking a beer in a hammock
    • 9/24 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 - 1 pm | Pay What You Can and picnic in the park post-savasana!
    • All week - the You & Me Bench and Bow Wow Organic Dog Treats will be on site!

    Parking:

    Street parking

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 15B located at Thompson St. and E. Ann St.

    Facebook: Powers Park Conservancy

    Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall
    Sep
    20
    4:00 pm16:00

    Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall

    • City Hall Courtyard

    For one special night, Parks on Tap comes to Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall, a new outdoor performance series that brings the arts directly to Philadelphians at the heart of Philadelphia and the crossroads of the city.

    Parks on Tap will have its signature beer garden set up from 4 to 9 p.m. alongside some of the city's favorite food trucks including Phoebe's BBQ on Wheels, for a casual way to enjoy the scene at Billy Penn's home.

    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Brotherly Love, comprised of selected members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, will perform pop music selections and songs of pride and empowerment.

    For more information about all events in the Culture in the Courtyard series, click here. And, look out for another special Parks on Tap night at Culture in the Courtyard on September 20th!

    Sep
    17
    12:00 pm12:00

    Coltrane at 90 Jazz Walk: Featuring Parks on Tap

    • Hatfield House

    The Jazz Walk is a one day, outdoor celebration to publicly acknowledge and celebrate John Coltrane's 90th Birthday. It will present “six stations” or stops located around the East Park Reservoir in Fairmount Park featuring live music, information and refreshments.

    Register (for free) here!

    Participating musicians include the Space Whale EnsembleEye2Eye Trio & Larry PriceTerry Lawson & Alan NelsonChris StevensKorey RikerJosh LeeTim Price Trio & Michael PedicinSuzanne Burgess & Paul JostSam ReedLarry McKennaPete Chavez and many others.

    JAZZ WALK SCHEDULE:

    Site A:

    12:00pm - Space Whale Ensemble

    2:00pm - Eye2Eye Trio with special guest Larry Price

    4:00pm - Terry Lawson & Alan Nelson

    Site B:

    1:00pm - Chris Stevens

    3:00pm - Korey Riker

    5:00pm – Josh Lee

    Site C:

    12:00pm - Tim Price Trio with special guest Michael Pedicin

    2:00pm - My Favorite Sings – Vocal Celebration – Suzanne Burgess & Paul Jost

    4:00pm - Tenor Madness Ensemble / featuring Sam Reed, Larry McKenna and others.

    https://coltranejazzwalk.eventbrite.com

    Jazz Walk After Party–  6:00pm

    Parks on Tap at Hatfield House  

    3300 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and blankets for enjoying the multiple performance sites.

    Mount Pleasant Park & Mansion
    Sep
    16
    Sep 18

    Mount Pleasant Park & Mansion

    • Mt. Pleasant Mansion

    HOURS:

    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Built as a grand country estate in the mid 1760’s, Mount Pleasant Mansion is located on a hilltop overlooking the Schuylkill River. With symmetrical outbuildings, classical details, unusual brick quoins, and intricate interior woodwork, Mount Pleasant made a bold architectural statement in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Prior to its restoration by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1926, Mount Pleasant served various public purposes, functioning once a beer garden and later as a dairy farm providing milk and ice cream to local residents. The breath-taking beauty of the house's interiors and vistas, the elegance of the lifestyle of colonial elites, and the curiosities of Captain Macpherson's life are all on display at Mount Pleasant. The house is currently closed for maintenance and is opening up especially for Parks on Tap weekend. 

    Park Events:

    • 9/16 - 9/18 Use the Boxers' Trail to from the Art Museum to the Mount Pleasant Mansion, take a selfie with our secret object and show your photo to the host for a free first drink!
    • 9/16 - 9/18 Take a Peek Tours 2 to 7 pm (every hour on the hour) | Come inside the mansion to see why Mount Pleasant is a colonial architectural masterpiece -- and this is an exclusive opportunity to catch one of these tours while the mansion is open to the public for a special moment! 
    • 9/16 - 9/18 Beer History Chats 2:30 to 7:30 pm (every hour on the half hour) | Hear about the very important role Fairmount Park plays in the history of beer-making in America.  Yes, you can bring your beverage inside the house for the chat!
    • 9/16 - 9/18 Lawn Games New and Old 2 to 8 pm | Play badminton, baggo or the colonial hoop-tossing game, graces, on the back lawn.
    • 9/16 - 9/17 Silk-Screen Printing 4 to 8 pm | Artist Hope Rovelto of Little Chair Printing bikes her mobile press to the park for your enjoyment - watch her print silk-screened coasters and feel free to take one with you.
    • 9/16 Philadelphia Museum of Art Mount Pleasant Mansion Happy Hour Fundraiser 5 to 7 pm | 50% of proceeds go directly back to Mount Pleasant Mansion! 
    • 9/16 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Mount Pleasant Mansion
    • 9/16 Clay Studio 2 to 5 pm | Try your hand at throwing clay! Artists from The Clay Studio artists will assist you at the wheel to help you get the feel for the potter’s art. 
    • 9/17 Boxers' Trail Sprint 4 pm | Celebrate a newly-restored path behind Mount Pleasant with a sprint (or casual walk) to the Boxers Trail through the woods.
    • 9/17 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 5K | Race through Fairmount Park right near Parks on Tap
    • 9/17 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Pay What You Can and picnic at the park post-savasana!
    • 9/17 Philly Homebrew Outlet 4:30 to 7:30 | Redefining Homebrew, Philly Homebrew Outlet specializes in beer, wine, cheese and more home DIY making equipment and ingredients as well as home and professional bar equipment. End your beer chat at their Pop Up and get started on the next local craft brewery in your basement!
    • 9/17 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Mount Pleasant Mansion
    • 9/18 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon | Race through Fairmount Park right near Parks on Tap

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at a virtual pop-up station right near Mount Pleasant Mansion  -  click here for a schedule and details!

    Parking:

    Street parking

    Public transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 3 located at Reservoir Dr. and Smith Day Nursery Dr.

    Fairmount Water Works
    Sep
    7
    Sep 11

    Fairmount Water Works

    • Fairmount Water Works

    Hours:

    WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Along the Schuylkill River, Fairmount Water Works was built between 1812 and 1872 to provide safe, clean drinking water to a city on the cusp of remarkable growth and was in operation until 1909. Fairmount Water Works now houses a restaurant and an interpretive center that educates the public about local watershed history.

    Park Events:

    • The You & Me Bench all week! | The “You & Me Bench” is a social experiment traveling around Philadelphia celebrating the power of meaningful relationships. Take a seat, take a pic and celebrate the power of your relationship by sharing your photo with #YouAndMeBench
    • 9/7 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Fairmount Water Works
    • 9/8 Barks on Tap PAWS Fundraiser 5 to 10 pm | Party with the Pup for this community dog party where 100% of beverage proceeds will go PAWS - hosted by the Tuttleman Family Foundation and Parks on Tap
    • 9/10 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Outdoor yoga is pay what you can and is every Saturday with Maha at Parks on Tap locations. Picnic at the park post-savasana!
    • 9/10 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Fairmount Water Works
    • 9/11 Sunday cinema movie screening of “Oceans”: 1:00-3:00pm—free for all ages. Click here for more info. 
    • 9/11 Sunday cinema movie screening of “Oceans”: 3:00-5:00pm—free for all ages. Click here for more info.  

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at a virtual pop-up station right near Fairmount Water Works - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 38 located at Art Museum Dr. and Back Entrance.

    Parking:

    Limited parking available at Waterworks Drive parking lot off of Kelly Drive. Paid parking available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art garage off of Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

    Facebook: Fairmount Waterworks

    Twitter: @FairmountWW

    Instagram: @fairmountww

    Website: http://fairmountwaterworks.org/

    FDR Park
    Sep
    1
    Sep 5

    FDR Park

    • FDR Park

    HOURS:

    THURS 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY, SATURDAY + SUNDAY* 1 - 11 PM;
    MONDAY 12 - 10 PM
    *note changed hours for Labor Day weekend

    STOP BY THE FDR PARK MUSIC JAM, A FREE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY PARKS ON TAP IN ASSOCIATION WITH PHILADELPHIA SONGWRITERS PROJECT!  

    This two day festival features a list of locally acclaimed songwriters, artists and bands from 3 to 9 p.m. both days.  In addition, local recording artist, Felicia, will be performing an opening set at 2 p.m. both days.  Here is the full line up:

    Saturday, September 3
    3:00  Adam Web
    4:00  Bernard Sarkissian
    5:00  Ryan Tennis
    6:00  Ginger Coyle
    7:00  Angela Burns
    8:00  Ross Bellenoit
    Sunday, September 4
    3:00  Alyssa Garcia
    4:00  Dawn Hiatt
    5:00  Sharon Bousquet
    6:00  Pixel8ter
    7:00  Andrea Nardello
    8:00  De Tierra Caliente

    For more info, click here.

    About:

    FDR Park is located in South Philadelphia near the Delaware River and the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. In addition to sports fields, the approximately 350 acre park provides trails for walking and running, convenient fishing spots along Edgewood and Meadow Lakes, and lawns for picnics. The park was built to the design of Olmsted Brothers, the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted in the early 20th century. The parkland was reclaimed mostly from marshlands of Greenwich Island, one of several islands in the area created by river channels present in the 18th and 19th centuries. Audubon Society of Pennsylvania has said that FDR Park is one of the best places in Philadelphia to observe birds. This is because it contains a variety of different habitats, including wetlands and waterways.

    *We will be located at the corner of Broad and Pattison, across the street from AT&T station and the tennis courts*

    Park Events:

    • 9/1 Friends of FDR Park Fundraiser Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm | 50% of all proceeds will go directly back to FDR Park.  And, DJ Patty Pat will be spinning from 5 to 8 pm!
    • 9/2 Free Library Book Bike 2 to 4 pm | Free Library Book Bikes provide mobile outreach throughout the city - check out a book, right in the park!
    • 9/2 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near FDR Park
    • 9/3 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Pay What You Can
    • 9/3 FDR Park Music Jam Free Festival 2 to 9 pm | Enjoy live music all day with artists from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project as we close out the last days of summer
    • 9/3 Wheel Fun Rentals 10 am to sunset | Rent a range of vehicles for land or water, including Surreys, tandem bicycles, go-cart inspired bikes, pedal boats, kayaks, and more
    • 9/3 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near FDR Park
    • 9/4 FDR Park Music Jam Free Festival 2 to 9 pm | Enjoy live music all day with artists from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project as we close out the last days of summer
    • 9/4 Wheel Fun Rentals 10 am to sunset | Rent a range of vehicles for land or water, including Surreys, tandem bicycles, go-cart inspired bikes, pedal boats, kayaks, and more
    • 9/5 Parks on Tap will be open from 12 to 10 on Labor Day!
    • 9/5 Wheel Fun Rentals 10 am to sunset | Rent a range of vehicles for land or water, including Surreys, tandem bicycles, go-cart inspired bikes, pedal boats, kayaks, and more

    Tailgate with us before or during any of the Philadelphia sports team home games near Parks on Tap, including Eagles pre-season, Temple v Army and Phillies v  Braves!

    Indego:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at a virtual pop-up station right near FDR Park - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA Broad Street Line from the AT&T Station at Broad Street & Pattison Avenue. Also accessible via SEPTA bus routes 4 and 17 located at 20th and Pattison Ave.

    Parking:

    Street parking available in addition to a parking lot nearby at the American Swedish Historical Museum

    Facebook: FDR Park 

    Twitter: @FDRPark

    Website: http://www.fdrpark.org/

    Paine's Park
    Aug
    25
    Aug 28

    Paine's Park

    • Paine’s Park

    HOURS:

    THURSDAY 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Paine's Park is a public, skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail that was opened in 2013. The park features a variety of ledges, rails, and benches for skaters of all skill levels and also has on-site seating for those who prefer to sit and relax. Paine’s park was started with the goal of combining skateboarding, architecture, and city planning to create a quality experience for Philadelphia skateboarders and visitors. During the year the park hosts live music, outdoor movie screenings, local food trucks, and a variety of other events.

    Park Events:

    • 8/26 Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund 5 to 7 pm | Join us for this happy hour fundraiser where 50% of all proceeds go directly back to the park - and stick around after dark (8pm or later) for skate videos on the big screen!

    • 8/26 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Franklin's Paine Statepark

    • 8/27 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Pay What You Can

    • 8/27 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Franklin's Paine Statepark

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at a virtual pop-up station right near Franklin's Paine Skatepark - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA Bus route 43 located at Spring Garden St. and Kelly Dr and SEPTA Bus Route 38 stop behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    Parking:

    Limited parking available at Waterworks Drive parking lot off of Kelly Drive. Paid parking available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art garage off of Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

    Twitter: @FranklinsPaine

    Facebook: Franklin's Paine Skatepark

    Website: http://franklinspaine.com/

    Penn Treaty Park
    Aug
    18
    Aug 21

    Penn Treaty Park

    • Penn Treaty Park

    Hours:

    Thursday 5 - 10 pm
    Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday 12 - 10 pm

    About:

    Penn Treaty Park is located on the Western bank of the Delaware River in the Fish town part of Philadelphia. In the Southern part of the park, there is a walkway surrounding an open field, great for dog walking and picnicking. Near the water, a panoramic view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is present. The area has begun to expand into more residential building; however this park has remained an open space with river access since its dedication in 1893.

    Park Events:

    • 8/18 Friends of Penn Treaty Park Fundraiser 6 to 8 pm | 50% of proceeds will go directly back to Penn Treaty Park!

    • 8/18 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at the bike corral on 1341 N. Delaware Ave, right next to Penn Treaty Park

    • 8/18 Spotluck 5 to 7 pm |  Stop by the Spotluck booth to play carnival games and win prizes - including gift cards to local restaurants.

    • 8/20 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Pay What You Can and then picnic post-savasana!

    • 8/20 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at the bike corral on 1341 N. Delaware Ave, right next to Penn Treaty Park

    • 8/20 Class of '84 Concert 6 to 9 pm | Friends of Penn Treaty Class of '84 Live 80's Concert will get you dancing to all the hits you know every word to.  

    • All week - Top That Toast the social game that allows you the opportunity to toast your friends, roast your frenemies, incite laughter or tears, and let you be heard, will be on site and handing out copies of the Philly-originated game

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at their 1341 N. Delaware Ave. location right near Penn Treaty Park - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 43 located at the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Delaware Ave. Also a 10-minute walk from SEPTA’s Frankford & Delaware Avenue Trolley station for route 15.

    Parking:

    Street parking and a parking lot are available.

    Facebook: Friends of Penn Treaty Park 

    Twitter: @PennTreatyPark

    Website: http://penntreatypark.org/

    Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall
    Aug
    18
    4:00 pm16:00

    Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall

    • City Hall - Dilworth Park

    For one special night, Parks on Tap comes to Culture in the Courtyard at City Hall, a new outdoor performance series that brings the arts directly to Philadelphians at the heart of Philadelphia and the crossroads of the city.

    Parks on Tap will have its signature beer garden set up from 4 to 9 p.m. alongside some of the city's favorite food trucks such as Phoebe's BBQ and Poi Dog, for a casual way to enjoy the scene at Billy Penn's home.

    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Reggae group, JAH People will be featured for a special performance, so make sure to catch them after work.

    For more information about all events in the Culture in the Courtyard series, click here. And, look out for another special Parks on Tap night at Culture in the Courtyard on September 20th!

    Stay tuned for more information about food trucks and additional entertainment...

    Playing Angels
    Aug
    12
    Aug 14

    Playing Angels

    • Playing Angels

    Hours:

    Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday 12 - 10 pm

    About:

    Along the Schuylkill River, where Kelly Drive meets Fountain Green Drive, the historic Playing Angels sculpture by Carl Milles can be seen in the sky. These sculptures have been along Kelly Drive since 1972. The angels were originally intended for a private site in Philadelphia however, when plans fell through, the Association for Public Art purchased them and installed them in their present home. The angels are placed on tall pedestals and offer a unique backdrop for the Schuylkill River.

    Events at the Park:

    • 8/12 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Playing Angels
    • 8/13 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12:00pm - 1:00pm | pay what you can
    • 8/13 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at a virtual pop-up station right near Playing Angels

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at a virtual pop-up station right near Playing Angels - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 3 located at Reservoir Dr.

    Parking:

    Parking is available along Fountain Green Drive. Parking lot under Girard Street Bridge at Kelly Drive is a 5 minute walk from Playing Angels.

    Website: http://www.associationforpublicart.org/artwork/playing-angels/

     

    Jefferson Square Park
    Aug
    3
    Aug 7

    Jefferson Square Park

    • Jefferson Square Park

    HOURS:

    WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Jefferson Square Park was established in the 19th century. During the Civil War the park was used by the Union Army as an encampment site. Afterwards the park was reconstructed using the Rittenhouse Square Park plans. The park’s granite retaining walls and pillars are identical to those installed at the same time in Rittenhouse Square. Three sides of the park are surrounded by residential row home areas of South Philadelphia and the north side is bordered by Washington Avenue.

    Park Events:

    • 8/3 Friends of Jefferson Square Kids Night 6 to 8 pm | bring the whole family out for picnics, treats and some sprinkler fun

    • 8/3 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at their 4th & Washington location

    • 8/4 Friends of Jefferson Square Park Fundraiser 5 to 7 pm | 50% of proceeds will go directly back to Jefferson Square Park!

    • 8/4 Urban Consulate Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm | Join this forward thinking group for City Lobby, their monthly parlor for urban exchange in Philadelphia. 

    • 8/4 Major League Bocce 8 pm | Stay after the happy hour and gaze at the action of the night glow bocce tournaments

    • 8/5 Charge Gym Bootcamp 6:30 pm | Charge is sponsoring a FREE run and bootcamp that ends at Parks on Tap so make sure to sign up for the group located at 9th and Christian where the event starts

    • 8/6 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm | Pay What You Can

    • 8/6 Instameet with Pennsporter 11 am | Starting at the Washington Avenue Green park, stroll through Pennsport with @Pennsporter and end up at Parks on Tap to toast your discoveries

    • 8/6 Indego Bike Share 5 to 9 pm | Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking at their 4th & Washington location

    Indego Station:

    Indego will be providing unlimited bike parking during select times of Parks on Tap at their 4th Street & Washington Avenue location  - click here for a schedule and details!

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus routes 57 and 64 located at 4th St. and Washington Avenue.

    Parking:

    Street parking is available


    Website: http://www.jeffersonsquarepark.org/

    Clark Park
    Jul
    27
    Jul 31

    Clark Park

    • Clark Park

    HOURS:

    WED + THURS 5 - 10 PM;
    FRIDAY + SATURDAY 1 - 11 PM;
    SUNDAY 12 - 10 PM

    About:

    Established in 1895, Clark Park is in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. With more than 300 trees, it covers nine acres between Baltimore Avenue, Woodland Avenue, 43rd Street and 45th Street. The park offers a basketball court, an open field, a playground, statues, and several paths.  It also hosts various events, such as music and arts festivals and a weekly farmers market.

    During Parks on Tap, Shakespeare in the Park, an annual park tradition, will present The Two Gentlemen of Verona, July 27 to 31 for FREE!  And, July 29 is a special Dog Friendly night co-hosted by the PSPCA and Baltimore Pet Shoppe.  Cross-dressing, betrayals, outlaws and love abound in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Join Philadelphia’s finest actors and a troupe of community swing dancers for this comedic tale of love and friendship.

    Park Events:

    • 7/28 Friends of Clark Park Fundraiser Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm | 50% of proceeds will go directly back to Clark Park!
    • 7/28 Clark Park Farmers Market 3 to 7 pm | Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers’ market in Philadelphia, plus hourly food demonstrations and fresh finds
    • 7/29 Free Library of Philadelphia Book Bike 1 to 4pm  | Free Library Book Bikes provide mobile outreach throughout the city - check out a book, right in the park!
    • 7/30 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Pay What You Can
    • 7/30 Clark Park Farmers Market 10 am to 2 pm | Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers’ market in Philadelphia

    Shakespeare in the Park

    • 7/27: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7 PM

    • 7/28: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7 PM

    • 7/29: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7 PM

    • 7/30: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7 PM

    • 7/31: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7 PM

    Indego Station:

    598 S. 43rd street

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via green line trolleys 11, 13 and 34. Also accessible via SEPTA Bus Route 30 at 42nd and Chester Avenue

    Twitter: @clarkpark

    Website: http://www.friendsofclarkpark.org/

    Aviator Park
    Jul
    20
    Jul 25

    Aviator Park

    • Aviator Park

    20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
     

    Hours:

    Wed + Thurs 5 - 10 pm;
    Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday 12 - 10 pm; Monday 5 to 10 pm

    About:

    Aviator Park is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway adjacent to Moore College of Art + Design and The Franklin Institute. With a relaxing green space that was renovated in 2007, the park hosts public artworks including The Aero Memorial and the All Wars Memorial.

    Park Events:

    • Wednesday 7/20 5 to 7pm;  Logan Square Neighborhood Association Fundraiser | Help support Logan Square and Aviator Park by joining in this fundraiser where 50% of proceeds will go directly back to the park!
    • Wednesday  7/20 5 to 7pm;  Academy of Natural Sciences On Site | Bring your family to the park to partake in fun science activities presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences. For the adults: learn more about #dinodelphia and there just may be free koozies involved!
    • Thursday 7/21 5 to 7pm;  Academy of Natural Sciences On Site | Learn more about #dinodelphia and there just may be free koozies involved!
    • Saturday, 7/23 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12 to 1 pm: Outdoor yoga is pay what you can and is every Saturday with Maha at Parks on Tap locations.  Picnic at the park post-savasana!
    • Saturday + Sunday, 7/24 and 7/25 11am to 5pm; Galleries at Moore | Right next door, the Moore Galleries are FREE all day! 
    • Monday, 7/25 5 to 10 pm; Special extended hours to help kick off the start of the Democratic National Convention.  Take in a fabulous view of Billy Penn and cheers to democracy. 

    Indego Station:

    2090 Winter Street

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus routes 32, 33, and 38 located at 20th and 21st and Race Street as well as 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Aviator Park is also a 10 minute walk from SEPTA Suburban Station.

    We are #16 on the PHLASH Bus!

    Parking:

    Limited street parking. There is also a parking garage at the Franklin Institute which is located at the intersection of 21st Street and Winter Street. The address of this parking garage entrance is: 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

     

    Belmont Plateau
    Jul
    14
    Jul 17

    Belmont Plateau

    • Belmont Plateau

    Hours:

    Thursday 5 - 10pm; Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday 12 - 10 pm

    About:

    The Belmont Plateau in West Fairmount Park provides one of the best views of the Philadelphia skyline. The Plateau, as it is affectionately known, is also home to nearby cross country trails and has hosted countless youth, high school, college and National Championship meets since the 1960s. This year the Plateau and Parks on Tap are helping host the global Do-Over Festival for it's first time ever in Philadelphia! Sponsored by Miller Lite and Adidas as the Kick Back Series, it's one big hip-hop party with a mystery line-up of DJs from 1PM - 8PM for FREE - you just have to RSVP here.  Bonus: Philly food trucks Cow and the Curd, Poi Dog, Bonjour Creperie, Phoebes BBQ and Chef Johnny Bravo's Surf & Turf Sweetbox will be on site, keeping you fueled up to dance the day away.

    Park Events:

    • 7/14 Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance (BPTA) Happy Hour 7:30 - 9:30PM | 50% of sales donated to BPTA
    • 7/15 Free Library of Philadelphia Book Bike 1 to 4pm  | Free Library Book Bikes provide mobile outreach throughout the city - check out a book, right in the park!
    • 7/16 Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap 12:00 to 1:00pm | Pay What You Can
    • 7/16 The Do-Over Festival 1 to 8pm | Free | RSVP by clicking on the link

    Indego Bike Station:

    4601 Parkside Avenue

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA bus route 38 at Belmont Ave. and S Georges Hill Drive

    Parking:

    Parking available in a parking lot at Army Road off of Belmont Mansion Drive. The area also has some street parking available.

    Facebook: Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
    Jul
    8
    Jul 10

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    • Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Hours:

    Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday 12 - 10 pm

    Special Note about hours of Shofuso Japanese House & Garden during Parks on Tap: The Japanese House itself will be open for extended hours until 6 pm each day for a special $5 admission.  The Japanese garden will be FREE admission and will stay open until 8:30pm.  After that, you can look at the beautiful grounds with your beer until Parks on Tap closes, but cannot go in to that section.  Thanks!

    About:

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day.

    The garden offers a koi pond, teahouse garden, and courtyard garden as well as the Sakura Pavilion which hosts various events.  The Japanese House and Garden was conceived as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Designed by Japanese mid-century modernist architect Junzo Yoshimura in 1953, the house was built in Nagoya, Japan, using traditional materials and techniques. The house was part of “The House in the Museum Garden” series, which exhibited three different types of structures that influenced mid-century modern American architecture. Shofuso was the last structure in the exhibit and was moved to Philadelphia at its conclusion in 1954. Shofuso was reassembled at the current site in 1957-58, where there has been a continuous Japanese presence since the 1876 Centennial Exposition, when the first Japanese garden in North America was installed behind a small Japanese bazaar.

    Events in the Park:

    • All weekend - special hours & deals at Shofuso: FREE admission to the garden and special $5 for admission into the house!  And house will stay open until 6 pm each day of Parks on Tap. 

    • All weekend at 5 p.m. CoZara and Zama Chef Zama Tanaka will be serving Japanese street food including Temake Hand Rolls and Chicken Skins at their exclusive pop up. PLUS we will have cucumber ginger sake cocktails and Zama sake shots!

    • 7/9: Family Tanabata weekend: 11:00am to 5:00pm. This full day of activities includes Japanese storytelling, musical instrument demonstrations, origami, and calligraphy. Free with admission into the Shofuso house.

    • 7/9: Maha Yoga at Parks on Tap: 12:00pm to 1:00pm (pay what you can)

    • 7/10: Family Tanabata weekend: 11:00am to 5:00pm. This full day of activities includes Japanese storytelling, musical instrument demonstrations, origami, and calligraphy. Free with admission into the Shofuso house. Click here for a full schedule.

    • 7/10: Japanese Tea ceremony: 1:00 to 2:00pm. $30 for non-members and $25 for members—reservations required

    • 7/10: Japanese Tea ceremony: 2:30 to 3:30pm. $30 for non-members and $25 for members—reservations require

    Indego Bike Station:

    4601 Parkside Avenue

    Public Transportation:

    Accessible via SEPTA Bus Route 38 at Lansdowne Drive and Belmont Avenue. Also via SEPTA Bus Routes 40, 43, 64 at 49th and Parkside.

    Parking:

    The closest parking is the free parking lot located on Horticultural Drive.

    Twitter: @Shofuso

    Instagram: @Shofuso

    Facebook: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Website: http://www.japanesehouse.org/

    Schuylkill Banks at Walnut Street Bridge
    Jun
    29
    Jul 4

    Schuylkill Banks at Walnut Street Bridge

    • Schuylkill Banks

    Hours:

    Wed + Thurs 5 - 10 pm;
    Friday + Saturday 1 - 11 pm;
    Sunday + Monday 12 - 10 pm

    About:

    Schuylkill Banks is a Philadelphia riverfront destination located south of the Fairmount Water Works dam. Schuylkill Banks offers outdoor movie screenings and yoga classes in the summer, plus scenic cruises and kayak tours on the river. Schuylkill Banks is part of the Schuylkill River Trail, a 23-mile link from Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park, and part of the nationally designated Schuylkill River National Heritage Area.

    Other Area Events:

    • 6/30: Riverboat Tour:  5:30pm to 6:30 pm Walnut Street dock.
      $22 for adults, $12 for children under 12

    • 6/30: Riverboat Tour:  7:00pm to 8:00 pm Walnut Street dock.
      $22 for adults, $12 for children under 12

    • 6/30: Movie night: Dirty Dancing 8:30-10:30.
      Free
    • 7/2: Outdoor Yoga with Maha Yoga Studio: 12:15 pm; Pay what you can

    More location details:

    The Walnut Street dock is located underneath the Walnut Street Bridge and can be accessed by using stairs coming down from the bridge, the railroad crossing on 25th and Locust, or ramps that lead down from bridges on both Market and Chestnut Street.

    Indego Bike Station:

    24th & Sansom Street

    Public Transportation:

    A 10-minute walk from 30th Station for SEPTA Regional Rail or Market Frankford Line. Also accessible via SEPTA bus routes 7 & 12 at 23rd and Locust and SEPTA bus route 9 at Schuylkill Avenue and Chestnut Street

    Parking:

    The nearest parking lot to the Walnut Street Dock is at 24th and Sansom Streets. Walk up the stairs at 24th and Walnut to get to the Walnut Street Bridge, walk along the bridge towards the river, once you're past all of the buildings, walk down the set of stairs that leads to the Banks. To access the trail from this lot without taking stairs, you can walk down 24th Street to Locust Street, turn right on Locust Street and walk one block to 25th and Locust to access the at-grade crossing into the Banks.

    Twitter: @SchuylkillBanks   

    Instagram: @SchuylkillBanks

    Facebook: Schuylkill Banks 

    Website: https://www.schuylkillbanks.org