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Recreation Park
Surface Grass
Construction cost $
Field dimensions Left - ft.

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Recreation Park was a baseball park in Philadelphia.

The ballpark was the first home of the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League during the years 1883-1886, prior to the opening of the arena that became known as Baker Bowl.

The park was bounded by 23rd Street, Ridge Avenue, 25th Street and Columbia Avenue (which in 1987 was renamed Cecil B. Moore Avenue after the civil-rights leader). The park was not the only one in the area; fourteen years later, Columbia Park, the first home of the Philadelphia Athletics, opened eight blocks to the west on Columbia Avenue, though this ballpark was on the opposite side of the avenue.

The site contains a historical marker, and urban housing makes up most of what now occupies the area.

Preceded by
first ballpark
Home of the Philadelphia Phillies 
1883 – 1886
Succeeded by
Baker Bowl


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