Best of Philly

2014 Spot for Lawn Games

Clark Park

On sunny Saturdays, this nine-acre West Philly park turns into a scene from Game of Thrones if Game of Thrones were peopled with kids and propped with foam weapons. The game a make–believe battle royale on the grass is called LARP (Live Action Role Playing), but that’s hardly the only amusement you’ll find here: There’s volleyball; there’s frisbee; there’s petanque (like bocce, but French). And if you just want to sit in one spot all day (you lazy bastard), there’s chess beside the Charles Dickens statue. Game on!

43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue,