Recreation ADVISORY COUNCILS
The Parks Alliance partners with more than 150 recreation centers and playgrounds in Philadelphia. At each site, we work with recreation staff and neighborhood volunteers to build Advisory Councils that fundraise, develop programs, and maintain the sites. The Advisory Council network creates a sense of community ownership over the spaces and ensures the community's voice is heard.
Our mission is to work with Council members to increase engagement, build programming, and develop resources that can transform these spaces into true centers of community that strengthen neighborhoods.
NEW: Recreation Advisory Councils ONE-PAGER
Do you have questions about what the Advisory Council is and what it does? Check out this flyer!
Let’s ensure all residents have access to high-quality:
Local Recreation Advisory Councils
An Advisory Council is a structured group of community volunteers that fundraise, develop programs, host events, and maintain their neighborhood recreation center, park, or playground. They serve as a volunteer liaison between the facility staff, community, and city agencies to assure community input on a regular basis. Advisory Councils meet once a month to plan how to improve their center.
Want to get involved with your own park, recreation center, or playground? Any community member can join an Advisory Council and meetings are open to the public. Contact us.