In the midst of Philadelphia's steel and concrete urban setting lies acres of beautiful green parkland. While relaxing on a beautiful park bench beneath the shade of a tree, you can thank the Fairmount Park for providing you with such a serene sense of nature in a big city.
Fairmount Park is Philadelphia's Park System. With over 9,200 acres (3,723 hectares), it claims 10% of the land in Philadelphia and is comprised of 63 regional and neighborhood parks. The largest of these parks are East and West Parks, Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, Pennypack Park, Poquessing Park, Tacony Creek Park and Wissahickon Valley Park.
The many parks are scattered throughout Philadelphia, so you are sure to pass by one as you are working along the city streets.