It was Fairmount Park that apparently got us on the list. Made up of 63 individual parks and stretching across 9,200 acres of land, Fairmount Park actually makes up 10% of the city, which we honestly did not know. It also contains over 200 historic buildings and half a dozen golf courses and biking trails.
Frommer’s also listed the following places for travelling park-goers who dutifully abide by their guide: “Wissahickon Valley Park with 50 miles of rugged terrain for mountain bikers and hikers, plus trout fishing in Wissahickon creek; Pennypack Park along the Delaware River; the Azalea Garden; Boathouse Row; Batram’s Garden; the Japanese House and Garden; Franklin D. Roosevelt Park (“The Lakes”); and East and West Parks.”
One newer addition to check out this summer is Penn Park. Opened in last September, the 24-acre stretch of park contains walking paths, picnic areas and sports fields and tennis courts.
Source: Frommer’s Travel Guide