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Fall Fun

Come see the parks at their most colorful. Go on one of our leaf-peeping tours or read our guide to the best fall foliage walks.

Learn more about fall foliage

Learn how to make fire, build shelter, use a compass, find and purify water, and much more at these free workshops with the Urban Park Rangers.

Find an outdoor survival skills workshop

Get ready to hit the ice! Our outdoor ice skating rinks open in the middle of the fall season. 

Find an ice skating rink near you

Now's the perfect time of year to see all kinds of birds flying south during Fall Migration.

Find the best places to go birding

Planning a date? Check out our list of fun and romantic places to go on a date in our parks.

Find a place to go on a date this fall

Play ball, swim, and work out in our affordable rec centers, located across the city.

Learn more about joining a rec center

Find out how you can learn to swim, join water exercise classes, or try out for our swim teams. 

Learn more about our swim programs

We’ve got free fitness classes for all interests and activity levels, all year round.

Find a class


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