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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

Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular

FDR Park

Twinkling lights, seasonal sounds and icy activities land in South Philly’s FDR Park for the Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular. Now thru 1/1 - take in the sights as you skate along a winding ice trail or glide down a 160-foot-long ice slide. In between “ooohs” and “ahhhs,” pop into the Mistletoe Marketplace to find that perfect gift, or grab a bite to eat and an adult beverage inside the Union Forge Lodge. Timed tickets are required, with optional add-ons available for the Ice Trail and Independence Blue Cross ice slide. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station or Routes 4 or 17.

Plan Your Trip

Let's Go Sixers! 🏀

Wells Fargo Center

The Philadelphia 76ers take on the Hawks on Wednesday, 12/8 at 7:30PM. Skip traffic and parking - SEPTA IS THE WAY TO GO! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station (last stop). 

Plan Your Trip

Travis Scott

Wells Fargo Center

Have tickets to see Travis Scott at the Wells Fargo Center on 12/10? Take SEPTA there! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station - last stop!

Plan Your Trip

Let's Go Sixers! 🏀

Wells Fargo Center

The Philadelphia 76ers take on the Wizards on Monday 12/11 at 7PM! Skip traffic and parking because SEPTA IS THE SIXERS WAY TO GO! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station (last stop). 

Plan Your Trip

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