Philadelphia Recreation Department

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Philly Summer Recreation Program Invites First Lady Michelle Obama

The children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program’s big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.


("Mantua in Action" partners and students accept a check from Aberdeen Asset Management's charitable foundation to fund summer and after-school activities.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

West Phila. Partnership Leading The Way For Out-of-School Activity Programs

Philadelphia officials are hoping to expand a new model for providing after-school and summer activities for youth.



City of Philadelphia Opening Dozens Of Free Neighborhood Computing Centers

A new computer center is now open to the public in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and city officials are hoping it will promote more computer awareness, especially in lower income neighborhoods.


(A pool at a City of Philadelphia recreation center.  File photo)

Philadelphia Rec Dept. Head Warns Of Cutbacks If State Budget Scrimps

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget has some fine print that could be bad news for the City of Philadelphia’s recreation department.