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FDR Park

FDR Park is South Philadelphia’s largest park and one of its most important public institutions, reflecting the remarkable racial, cultural, and economic diversity of South Philadelphia.

Its lakes, architecture, athletic fields, and nature trails create a civic commons where Philadelphians of all backgrounds can recreate, experience nature, and enjoy the cultural expressions of South Philadelphia

How to get there

Getting here is easy! There is a subway stop - Broad Street Line - NRG Station - at the corner of Broad & Pattison. There are also a number of bus stops within walking distance of the park including the Route 4 and 17.


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.


Open daily!

April through October: 6am - 9pmNovember through March: 6am - 6pm

Outside of these times, the gates to the park are closed to car traffic.

Things To Do

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:

  • a recently paved loop for biking and driving

  • 40 acres of lakes for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking (no swimming access, sorry!)

  • 15 tennis courts

  • 8 softball and baseball fields

  • a soccer field

  • 21 picnic groves and pavilions (to reserve one for your event, check out our Permits page)

  • a playground

  • a world-renowned skate park

  • the historic American-Swedish museum

  • the new South Philly Meadow trails, great for walks, runs, and bird watching!

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Let's Go Phillies!

Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies take on the Detroit Tigers Monday [6/5] at 6:40, Tuesday [6/6] at 6:40 and Wednesday [6/7] at 6:05 and then the Dodgers on Friday [6/9] at 7:05, Saturday [6/10] at 4:05, and Sunday [6/11] at 1:05. Best way to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the home team is the Broad Street Line. Hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Load your SEPTA Key before you go!! 

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Southeast Asian Market

FDR Park

Come hungry to this lively community market highlighting Southeast Asian cultures and cuisines. Pick produce, sample spices and enjoy prepared meals from more than 60 Lao, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian vendors. The market sets up shop from 10AM to 6PM every Saturday and Sunday through the fall and will soon have a permanent home inside the park. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line or hop Route 17.

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