Philadelphia Parks

Listings of Philadelphia parks to visit on your state park search of Pennsylvania.
Most Phillie parks open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Some open year round.

Enjoy outdoor fun and activities including swimming, fishing, picnics and more.

Go cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

There are lots of hiking trails where you can get up close and personal with various wildlife that live in PA.

Benjamin Rush State Park

In northeast Philadephia PA.

Entrance on Roosevelt Blvd, PA 1 North, .5 mile N of Southampton Road.
An undeveloped park with community gardens.

Delaware Canal State Park

11 Lodi Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Delaware River located in this 60 mile park along PA routes 611 and 32.

  • eleven protected islands and 2 natural areas – Nockamixon Cliffs and River Islands
  • Visitor Center is in New Hope PA offers mule drawn canal boat tours
  • The towpath runs from Bristol to Easton PA and is used for jogging, biking, walking, cross country skiing and wildlife watching. You can also fish and canoe.

Evansburg State Park
851 May Hall Rd
Collegeville PA 19426-1202

One of the Philadelphia parks located in Montgomery County PA (between Collegeville and Norristown PA). From Collegeville, take Germantown Pike. From PA 73 – PA 363 to Germantown Pike.

From Germantown Pike, take Skippack Creek Road to May Hall Road

  • fish at Skippack Creek
  • hike
  • horseback ride on trails
  • bike the trails
  • picnic – tables, 1 pavilion, charcoal grills
  • ball fields
  • 18 hole golf course
  • group tenting facilities

Fort Washington State Park
500 South Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington PA 19034-2107

One of the Philadelphia parks located in eastern Montgomery County PA along Bethlehem Pike between Fort Washington and Flourtown PA. 2 miles from PA Turnpike Exit 339.

  • One of the Philadelphia parks with an observation deck for watching raptors September through October
  • picnic -tables, 2 pavillions. No trash collection so you must take your picnic disposables with you
  • softball field
  • group tenting area
  • disc golf course
  • fish on Wissahickon Creek
  • hike the trails

French Creek State Park


843 Park Road
Elverson, PA 19520

Access from PA 345 S of Birdsboro, N of PA 23, and from Morgantown exits, 1A and 1B of the PA Turnpike.

  • fishing on Hopewell and Scotts Run lakes
  • boating
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is by the park
  • swimming
  • this is one of the Philadelphia parks where you can play disc golf on the 2 courses
  • orienteering
  • hike
  • horseback ride on trails
  • bike on the different trails
  • camping year round – campers, tents, cabins or cottages, group tenting

Jacobsburg State Park
835 Jacobsburg Rd
Wind Gap PA 18091
In Northampton County PA. Take PA 33 at the Belfast Exit, near Nazareth PA.

  • Henrys Woods with hiking trails
  • picnic
  • fish at Bushkill Creek
  • wildlife viewing area for bird and animal watching
  • Wind Gap PA Hotels

Marsh Creek State Park
675 Park Rd
Downingtown PA 19335

Northcentral Chester County PA 2 miles W of Eagle on PA 100. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike – PA 100 N. At Eagle, follow signs to park.

  • sailing on Marsh Creek Lake – 2 boat launches. Rent rowboats, canoes, sailboats
  • swimming
  • One of the Philadelphia parks with picnic tables, charcoal grills
  • hike
  • horseback ride on trails
  • bird watch
  • In winter: ice skate, ice boat, ice fish, sled, toboggan

Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Road
Bensalem PA 19020
One of the Philadelphia parks in lower Bucks County PA. At intersection of State Road and Dunks Ferry Road, take PA 132 (Street Road) exit of I 95.

  • picnic – 2 pavilions
  • swim
  • boating on the Delaware River 
  • 4 miles of hiking trails
  • fishing
  • includes Tidal Marsh Natural Area
  • Bensalem PA Hotels

Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr
Quakertown PA 18951


One of the Philadelphia Parks in Bucks County PA. 9 miles W of Doylestown PA on PA 563 off PA 313, 5 miles E of Quakertown. Main entrance can be reached from PA 309 and PA 313, or from N on PA 412.

  • boating – 4 launching areas, marina. Rentals of canoes, motorboats, rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks, pontoons
  • fish
  • swim
  • picnic – tables, charcoal grills
  • hike
  • biking on trails
  • horseback ride on trails
  • cabin rentals year round
  • In winter: cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing
  • Quakertown PA Hotels

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland Road
Reading PA 19607

Office hours 8 am-4 pm Mon-Fri. Other areas open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week.

In Berks County PA on PA 625 2 miles S of PA 724 or 3 miles N of PA 568.

  • has a wildflower garden
  • various trails for hiking
  • bird watch
  • photograph your surroundings
  • Reading PA Hotels

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Road
Norristown PA 19403

North of Norristown PA. Park entrance at intersection of Germantown Pike and North Wales Road. Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 333 (Norristown).

Follow signs for Germantown Pike, W. W on Germantown Pike 4 miles to North Wales Road. Left at light heading into Barley Sheaf apartments. Stay right, go through main gate and follow signs to park.

A working farm located in Montgomery County PA

  • picnic – pavilions, charcoal grills
  • nature watch – lots of species of wildlife, fish and birds
  • 15 historic buildings
  • walking trails
  • rollerblade
  • bike on trails
  • walk the interpretive nature trail
  • fish on the pond, Stony Creek or Kepner Creek
  • In winter: ski (downhill and cross country), sled, snowshoe

Ralph Stover State Park
5998 State Park Road
Pipersville PA 18947

Eastern Bucks County PA 2 miles N of Point Pleasant.

  • fishing in Tohickon Creek
  • hike
  • picnic – tables, pavilions, fireplaces. No trash pickup so you must take trash with you
  • canoeing and kayaking available at certain high water conditions

Ridley Creek State Park
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square PA 19073

In Delaware County PA. Main entrance Sandy Flash Drive S at Gradyville Road.

  • picnic – tables, pavilions, charcoal grills – some areas have playground equipment and playing fields
  • fish
  • hike
  • bike on trails
  • horseback ride on trails
  • group tenting
  • In winter: cross country skiing, sledding, tobogganing
  • get married in the formal gardens and rent the mansion ballroom for your reception

Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd
Newtown PA 18940

Bucks County PA. Take I 95 at Newtown/Yardley Exit 49, go W on Newtown 4 lane bypass. Entrance is on left at intersection of Swamp Road and bypass.

  • fish on Neshaminy Creek
  • canoeing and boating
  • disc golf
  • picnic areas – some near trails, playing fields, child play areas, and volleyball sand court
  • bike on trails
  • horseback ride on trails
  • hike
  • In winter: ice skate, ice fish, sled, toboggan, cross country skiing

White Clay Creek Preserve
PO Box 172
Landenberg PA 19350

White Clay Creek in southern Chester County PA (3 miles north of Newark DE) is a National Wild and Scenic River. From PA 896 it’s 11 miles S of Forrestville exit of US 1.

  • fishing
  • horseback ride on trails
  • hiking
  • bike the trails
  • In winter – cross country skiing

Enjoy your visit to Philadelphia parks.

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