The Parks Alliance’s ParkTours program features hikes and walks to magical and often unseen places in Philadelphia’s parks and surrounding countryside.  These evening, half-day and full-day adventures convey the history, power and value of our open space and the need to preserve and protect it. Parks Alliance founder and Board President Bob Thomas and local arborist Ken LeRoy have been designing and leading intriguing ParkTours for many years. Let us know if you would like to lead a park tour or if you are interested in having a tour visit your park.

Public Transit
All starting points are planned to be accessible by public transit. Directions will be furnished upon registration.

If raining or threatening, tours will be cancelled and rescheduled unless otherwise noted. Watch for future listings.

Evening and half-day tours: $15 for Parks Alliance Members ($20.00 for non-members)
All-day tours: $30.00 for Parks Alliance Members ($40 non-members)

Due to the increasing popularity of our tours, we ask that you prepay to reserve your space. In order to preserve the quality of the tour, all full-day tours have a firm limit of participants. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the tour and we will issue a refund or tour credit and offer your space to the next person on the waiting list. No refunds or credits will be issued less than 48 hours before the tour. For additional information, please contact the Philadelphia Parks Alliance: 215-879-8159,

A $5.00 discount will be applied for members of the following sponsor organizations
American Institute of Architects; American Society of Landscape Architects; Appalachian Trail Conservancy; Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia; East Coast Greenway; Green Space Alliance; Hostelling International; Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Philadelphia Parks Alliance; Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia; REI; Schuylkill River Greenway Association; Sierra Club; University City Historical Society; Women's Transportation Seminar.

AIA members are eligible for CE Credits for some of these tours. Contact Pat Schwartz at AIA Philadelphia: