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10 Best Public Parks to Have Your Memorial Day Picnic

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It's hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is upon us. So join the club if you only just started planning a barbecue. Thing is, not all city folks are so lucky to have a patio or backyard to host an epic cookout. That's where this handy map can help.

Behold: 10 great public parks where you can host a Memorial Day picnic or cookout. Some of them require permits, but others are up for grabs and offer plenty of green space to lay out a blanket. A handful of them have a few charcoal grills, while others allow you to bring your own.

Do you have a favorite picnic spot that you'd care to share? Leave a comment or send us a tip. Happy Memorial Day!

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1. Fairmount Park

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4321 N Concourse St.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

With 9,200 acres, chances are slim that you won't be able to find a picnic spot in this massive park. If you want to reserve a pavilion, you'll have to request a permit. But otherwise, there are plenty of areas to grill, set up a blanket, and lounge all day.

2. Liberty Lands Park

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N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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3. Penn Treaty Park

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1199 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

4. Schuylkill River Trail

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25th & Locust
Philadelphia, PA

Right off the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk you'll often find folks lounging their days away along the banks. You can do the same on Memorial Day if you want to hang around Center City. You might even take a trip out on the river or take a jog along the trail.

5. Grays Ferry Crescent

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Schuylkill Banks
Philadelphia, PA

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6. FDR Park

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885 S 26th St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

7. Clark Park

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4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 685-0750
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Historic Clark Park becomes green oasis in the middle of West Philly in the spring after spending its winters an epic sledding destination. There are grills, picnic tables, a playground, and the infamous huge bowl where you can hang out all day.

8. Wissahickon Valley Park

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300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 685-9285
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9. Belmont Grove

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Belmont Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, PA

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10. Cira Green

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80 S 30th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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1. Fairmount Park

4321 N Concourse St., Philadelphia, PA 19131

With 9,200 acres, chances are slim that you won't be able to find a picnic spot in this massive park. If you want to reserve a pavilion, you'll have to request a permit. But otherwise, there are plenty of areas to grill, set up a blanket, and lounge all day.

4321 N Concourse St.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

2. Liberty Lands Park

N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

A photo posted by Chris Marks (@chris__marks) on

N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

3. Penn Treaty Park

1199 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
1199 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

4. Schuylkill River Trail

25th & Locust, Philadelphia, PA

Right off the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk you'll often find folks lounging their days away along the banks. You can do the same on Memorial Day if you want to hang around Center City. You might even take a trip out on the river or take a jog along the trail.

25th & Locust
Philadelphia, PA

5. Grays Ferry Crescent

Schuylkill Banks, Philadelphia, PA

A photo posted by kalinom (@kalinom) on

Schuylkill Banks
Philadelphia, PA

6. FDR Park

885 S 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
885 S 26th St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

7. Clark Park

4503 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Historic Clark Park becomes green oasis in the middle of West Philly in the spring after spending its winters an epic sledding destination. There are grills, picnic tables, a playground, and the infamous huge bowl where you can hang out all day.

4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

8. Wissahickon Valley Park

300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

A photo posted by Alyssa Guckin (@ayygux) on

300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

9. Belmont Grove

Belmont Mansion Dr., Philadelphia, PA

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Belmont Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, PA

10. Cira Green

80 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

A photo posted by Chen Gao (@chevanegc) on

80 S 30th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104