Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

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Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the historic name for a group of parks located throughout the city. Fairmount Park consists of two park sections named East Park and West Park, divided by the Schuylkill River, with the two sections together totalling. Management of Fairmount Park and the entire citywide park system is overseen by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, a city department created in 2010 from the merger of the Fairmount Park Commission and the Department of Recreation.Many other city parks had also been historically included in the Fairmount Park system prior to 2010, including Wissahickon Valley Park in Northwest Philadelphia, Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, Cobbs Creek Park in West Philadelphia, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia and 58 additional parks, parkways, plazas, squares and public golf courses spread throughout the city. Since the 2010 merger, however, the term "Fairmount Park system" is no longer used by the Parks & Recreation department, and the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park and all other park areas are considered completely separate entities.
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  • I spent a day at Fairmont Park watching a regatta on the Schuykill River. This park is terrific- great jogging trails- all overlooking the river. Very pretty. Towards the sound end of the park there i...  more »
  • Upon the recommendation of a Philadelphia local, we decided to come here to stroll by the river and watch the boats rowing up and down the river. We walked along the river and admired the different sc...  more »
  • This is by far one of my favorite places in Philly. There is a lovely little demonstration garden by the arboretum and horticultural center (where you can find parking nearby and then walk over to vis...  more »
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  • I randomly pick this park to explore with my family, let me tell you guys this little park had me impressed!! It's hidden and awesome! It has a nice little trail that lead to a open small field and then continues up to a nice little play/picnic area! I loved it because it made me forget I was in the city ! My little girls loved it ! I
  • I went here for a jog. I saw great views of the tall buildings of Center City, and I can say that this park is huge! The atmosphere is wonderful. As I jogged, I was accompanied by the sparkling river of the Schuylkill river, as well as beautiful trees.
  • Best place in Philadelphia. Back of Museum of art. Lemon Hill has hoops, playground, BBQ, tables, great place to take your dog. Always good people around. Gazebo over waterfall is beautiful!
  • Great place for a hike and a picnic. Good skyline view. The trees are great during spring.
  • “Lots to do!” They have peddle boats that most places don't have. It is a lot of fun go have a pick nick and enjoy the water.

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