Director of Business & Event Development
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Over the course of his ten-year career with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Marc Wilken has managed and expanded the department’s revenue-generating concessions, including cafes, food trucks, bike and boat rentals, a new aerial adventure course, and the wildly popular Parks on Tap traveling beer garden, raising over $10 million dollars. He has also overseen The Oval, an annual transformation of an eight-acre parking lot into a programmed park and beer garden with an array of free events and activities for several weeks each summer. Marc enjoys traveling within Philadelphia as well as to other cities, exploring new events and festivals for professional inspiration.