Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

A variety of playgrounds, fields, and recreation centers throughout Mt. Airy offer a diverse array of space and equipment for organized sports and pick-up games alike. The 1,600 acre Wissahickon Valley is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors in a natural setting.



Allens Lane Playground, 601 W. Allens Lane
Features: swings, jungle gyms, tennis courts, basketball court, benches, picnic tables
Parking: free lot

Cliveden Park, Chew Ave. & E. Johnson Street
Features: swings, jungle gyms, benches
Parking: free on street

Houston Elementary Playground, 7300 Rural Lane
Features include: jungle gyms, swings
Parking: free on-street

Mt. Airy Playground, 7001 Germantown Avenue
Features include: swings, jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball courts, picnic tables, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Pleasant Playground, 6720 Boyer Street
Features: jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball court, tennis courts, swimming pool, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Recreational Centers

Recreational Centers

Full list of City of Philadelphia Recreation Centers in District 4 (Northwest Philadelphia)

Salvation Army Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19129 | 215.717.1200
12-acre facility featuring a worship and performing arts center, teen activities center and game room, aquatics center, sports training, recreation center and recording studio.

Simons Ice Rink
7200 Woolston Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19138 | 215.685.3551
Open skating available to the public at this recreation center in nearby West Oak Lane.

Water Tower Recreation Center
209 East Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.685.9296
This City of Philadelphia Rec Center offers a variety of programs for youth, including fencing, tennis, lacrosse, gymnastics, basketball, after-school programs, indoor soccer, softball, and baseball. There is also a fitness center.

Wissahickon Skate Club
550 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.247.1759
This skating club is open to the public for open skating sessions year-round and weekly hockey games in the winter. Private lessons and teams also available.

YMCA Roxborough
7201 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.482.3900
Multi-use recreation center offering a variety of programs. Aquatic center, gym, and childcare facilities.

Wissahickon Valley

Wissahickon Valley

From a day-long fishing trip to an afternoon feeding the ducks, there's a lot to do in the Wissahickon, the largest section of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. Visit Outdoor Activities to get more information about the many offerings in the great Wissahickon Valley.

Youth Recreational Leagues and Teams

Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Education
Arthur Ashe Tennis Center
4842 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA | 215.487.3477
Tennis for boys and girls ages 4 to 18

Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club
Water Tower Recreation Center
200 E Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.335.4004
Baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer for boys and girls ages 5 to 18

Mt. Airy Bantams
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
Football team and cheerleading squad for boys and girls of all ages

Mt. Airy Baseball
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.552.8103
Baseball league for boys and girls ages 5 to 16

Wild Things
Allens Lane Park
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.242.0523
Softball league for girls grades 1 to 12

Other Parks

Ned Wolf Park, McCallum St. and West Ellet St. (corner)                                                                                                                                                                                     A lovely corner park, just a few blocks from the Weavers Way Co-op and the High Point Cafe. The parks' rich ornamental gardens have won 3 consecutive awards from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.  Consult the maps and plant lists posted in the park and learn about some of the unusual but sustainable plantings. 

Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue