Enjoy the holidays WHILE spending time outdoors with these events and activities across Philadelphia!


Photo courtesy of Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia


NaturePHL is a cross-sector program helping Philadelphia children and families achieve better health through activity in local parks, trails, and green spaces.

The collaborative program brings together physicians, clinicians, educators, public health advocates, park and recreation agencies, and other organizations to offer outdoor activity prescriptions for Philadelphia  families. NaturePHL connects families with healthy outdoor play in their neighborhoods through education about health benefits, incentives, and resources.


Our Partners

Lead Partners

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Department of Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia

US Department of Agriculture , Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station


Community Partners

American Academy of Pediatrics, PA Chapter

Department of Public Health, Philadelphia

Get Healthy Philly

Public Health Management Corporation

Center for Public Health Initiatives at the Univerisity of Pennsylvania

The Circuit Trails

Philadelphia Parks Alliance

National Park Service

WGBH Boston/PBS Kids

Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Elwyn Seeds

Playworks PA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smith Memorial Playground

Fairmount Water Works

Let's Go Outdoors

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Health Promotion Council

Awbury Arboretum 

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission


Friends of the Wissahickon


Supporting Partners

Barra Foundation

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

NaturePHL is a collaboration of: