Philadelphia has some great restaurants, shopping spots, and also has a ton of great parks. We are explorers by nature, so we walked around and found some great parks for you to wander through. We’ve complied this list of the best parks in Philadelphia.

Known as the “Cradle of Liberty”, Philadelphia has both history and horticulture. William Penn was dedicated to turning the city into an agricultural delight, and he committed himself to that. Everywhere you look; it is a reflection and reminder of that passion.

One of our favorite parks is Wissahickon Valley Park, (Forbidden Drive). The park follows a creek by the same name and should be on the top of your lists if you want to check out Philadelphia’s green landscape. It’s quite the experience for both the young and the old, combing all of the elements you would expect from a park. Young children can play in the footpaths around the Wissahickon Environmenal Center, known by locals as the “Tree House.” Make sure you block out the entire day to explore this great gem.

Next, on our list of the best parks in Philadelphia is Morris Arboretum.  It’s truly a Chestnut Hill institution.If you are a history lover, this garden will please you. The structures at the Morris Arboretum span the centuries.

Finally, on our list of the best parks in Philadelphia is Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. The playhouse and playground was built in dedication of Richard and Sarah Smith’s son Stanfield. Commanding most of the attention is the century-old giant wooden slide. Situated on its original historic landscape, this wooded terrain and sloped hills is fun for all ages.

Before we know it, the nice weather will return, so it’s perfecting timing to visit some Philadelphia’s great parks.