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The 5 Most Family-Friendly Parks on Tap Spots This Summer

Beer, wine, food, and kids' activities? Follow the mobile beer garden all summer with our guide.

Parks on Tap, wildly popular during its debut last summer, kicks off its second season May 17 at the Azalea Garden.


The fun mobile beer garden will travel to a new Philly park each week for the next 20 weeks, typically from Wednesday to Sunday. Each stop will have fresh food and snacks, beer on tap, wine, and other beverages in a festive outdoor environment with activities for kids.


Combining outdoor drinks with a park play date is win-win for parents, so here’s a rundown of the five best stops to check out this summer. Each of these locations will also feature an evening of yoga to unwind.

Belmont Plateau 

May 31 – June 4, West Fairmount Park


Kick off summer in one of the park’s most treasured places, with great views of the city’s skyline. There’s also tons of room for kids to run around.

Columbus Square

June 14 — 18, 12th and Wharton streets, South Philadelphia


Already a go-to location for South Philly families, Columbus Square will become an even more attractive playground to visit when Parks on Tap makes its stop here in mid-June. For the fur mamas and papas out there, the park features a dog park too.

Schuylkill Banks

July 12 — 16, 24th and Walnut streets


Convenient for Center City families, the Schuylkill Banks location will be setup right underneath the Walnut Street Bridge. It’s a great excuse to visit this riverfront destination and catch a cool breeze.

Penn Treaty Park 

August 16 — 20, Delaware Avenue and Beach Street, Fishtown


Parks on Tap comes to Fishtown, and will offer panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and a spot to rest and relax right by the Delaware River.

Clark Park

August 23 — 27, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia


As August comes to a close, visit the 9-acre Clark Park in the heart of West Philadelphia. The park also boasts a basketball court, an open field, a playground, and several paths.


Most spots will be open from 5 — 10 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 — 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon — 10 pm on Sundays. Hours may vary, and additional one-day stops could be added. Don’t see your neighborhood park or want to take a look at the complete Parks on Tap tour? Click here to see the full calendar.


Parks on Tap is a partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, and FMC Hospitality.


Photograph by Albert Yee, courtesy of the Fairmount Park Conservancy.