Philadelphia Parks & Recreation released an inventory of data sets collected by its Program Division, which oversees programming and activities for the department. This marks the sixth City of Philadelphia data inventory release, following the Department of Licenses & Inspections, Commerce, the City Commissioners Office, the Board of Ethics, and the Office of Emergency Management.
As outlined in the Office of Innovation & Technology’s Open Data Strategic Plan, the Citywide inventory is both a public and internal resource to provide insight into what data is captured by each agency, and whom to contact for more information. The public is encouraged to comment on the data inventories to inform agencies what information might be most useful if published as open data. While being a source of reference, the Citywide inventory is also a tool for helping departments prioritize data sets for release. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is using their newly-formed inventory in order to discuss how they can improve what data they have, how they manage it, and how they can better serve their programs’ participants.
The list of data sets from Parks & Recreation’s Program Division is now available on www.phila.gov/data/inventory/ and includes programming schedules, weekly attendance, amenities, and more.
About Philadelphia Parks & Recreation:
The Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation promotes the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is comprised of the former Department of Recreation and Fairmount Park. Our newly merged organization includes:
- more than 10,000 acres of land throughout Philadelphia
- over 150 recreation centers and playgrounds
- hundreds of miles of trails
- over 150 neighborhood and regional parks
- hundreds of outdoor sports fields, courts, and rinks
- six golf courses and one disc golf course
- 70 outdoor pools, four indoor pools and six spraygrounds
- 5 Ice Rinks
- historic houses and structures
- picnic sites and sculptures