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Kid Friendly Philadelphia: FISHTOWN

Posted on: September 30, 2013

Fishtown— Fishtown is a Philadelphia neighborhood located North of Girard Avenue and bordering the Delaware River. Though its borders are often disputed, the heart of Fishtown lies within the triangular border created by the Delaware River, York Street and Frankford Avenue. It bleeds into and overlaps with part of Northern Liberties, Port Richmond and Kensington. In the last decade Fishtown has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Called by some residents one of the last truly “family neighborhoods,” in Philadelphia, Fishtown is becoming a bastion of nightlife, dining and culture. (Source:


Penn Treaty Park: Large and lovely park on the banks of the Delaware River. Great place to spend a lazy day. (1199 N Delaware Ave.)

Hetzell’s Field: Baseball Field (Thompson and Columbia Sts.)

Shissler Rec Center: Sitting on 5.6 acres, this recreation facility has a ballfield, a basketball court and a sports field. (866 Moyer St)

Fishtown Rec Center: Across the street from the Fishtown Community Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Fishtown Recreation Center contains a playground, picnic tables and a roller rink. Neighborhood opinion maintains that the adjacent basketball courts are one of the best places to play a pickup game in the city. (1202 E. Montgomery Ave.)

Palmer Park:  Small and cozy park near Frankford and Columbia (1774-1776 Frankford Ave.)

Konrad Square: Plenty of lawn space for a picnic, fun with the dog or a mid-afternoon nap (Tulip & Dauphin Streets)


Fishtown Cione Rec Center: Situated on the north-eastern part of the neighborhood on 4.8 acres.  It has a ball field, 3 basketball courts, large sport’s field, swimming pool, hockey rink, and a well equipped playground. (2600 E. Aramingo Ave.)


Philadelphia Summer Camps: A blog dedicated to Philadelphia area summer camp programs.

Attractions/ Things To Do:

Philadelphia Martial Arts and Kickboxing: Kids Martial Arts Classes. (262 E. Girard Ave.)

Angler Movement Arts Center: Dance Classes for All Ages. (1550 E. Montgomery Ave.)

Portside Arts Center: Arts, Acting, Dance, Puppet Classes for Kids and Teens. (2531 E. Lehigh Ave.)

Fishtown Athletic Club: Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Basketball (Berks and Blair Sts.)

Kid Friendly Restaurants / Stores:

Rita’s Water Ice: (2499 Aramingo Ave)

Mugshots Diner: (2424 East York St)

Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s Ice Cream: (2313 Frankford Ave.)

Sketch Burger: (413 E. Girard)

Sulimay’s Restaurant: (632 E. Girard)

More Info: All About Fishtown