Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

About Venice Island

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center's mission and priorities have emerged from the hopes and aspirations expressed by City of Philadelphia and Manayunk neighborhood leaders, the Executive Advisory Board, and over 500 residents who participated in surveying and community conversations.

Together, with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department, the purpose of the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center is to:

  • Improve the breadth, quality, and diversity of creative opportunities for Philadelphians of all ages participating in Recreation and City Department programs.
  • See that Venice Island is a vibrant, thriving destination enjoyed by residents and visitors of Philadelphia and the Manayunk community for years to come. 

Venice Island will continue to be a welcoming environment where creativity thrives, education is supported, and foundations are created with strong partnerships and models for success.