Since 1893 (over 127 years and counting) The Lighthouse has been a premier location offering sports and recreation for the Kensington, Fairhill, and North Philadelphia community. 


The Lighthouse Sports Complex is located at 101 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134 - across the street from St. Christopher's Hospital.  Our Sports Complex is 15 acres of beautiful green space comprised of multiple fields to play Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey and much more.  In addition to the fields, we also have a new state of the art outdoor lighted Basketball Court sponsored by the Philadelphia 76ers organization as well as a playground for children. 

Our Sports Complex serves the greater Northern Philadelphia community striving to: 

  • Engage our youth to be involved with activities that enhances their leadership, social, emotional and cultural experiences.

  • Improve neighborhood quality of life

  • Promote safe and healthy operations 

We take pride in hosting a wide array of events/programs to keep children active and engaged. We encourage local organizations and outside groups to inquire about renting our facilities for private parties, birthday parties, weddings, Mitzvahs, small concerts, rodeos, trade shows, school functions, and other events.

Our Sports complex is not the only venue The Lighthouse has available for sports and recreational programs and activities.  Our Somerset Building, located at 141 West Somerset Street offers a full court basketball court, indoor pool, large lobby and classroom space that can be used for activities and events. 


Complete our online Facility Rental Request form to gain more information on availability, scheduling, and pricing. All groups are required to provide a certificate of insurance upon signing our rental agreement.

Finally, check out our online web calendar to see what is being offered in Sports and Recreation!

Meet our Manager of Sports and Recreation,

Gilbert Vega

Gilbert brings over 7 years of experience in business development and has over 20 years of experience in baseball as a player and coach. Gilbert is a graduate of Kutztown University where he attained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. During his time at KU, he was a member of the 2010 Atlantic Regional Championship team. They would go on to participate in the College World Series that year. He would later play in Puerto Rico’s Liga de Béisbol Superior Doble A where he finished 2nd on the team in total strikeouts as a Pitcher in 2017. He is currently entering his 5th year as an Assistant Coach in the NCAA with Penn State Harrisburg where he works with the outfielders and helps train players on the base paths.

During these unprecedented times, Coach Vega has been busy providing you LEAP Virtual Lessons and Wellness Wednesday videos. Pretty soon we will be launching baseball clinics, basketball clinics, and much more! He is currently pioneering efforts to bring Field Hockey to the inner city and already has 10 participants!

Gilbert is also a proud Brother of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Incorporated’s Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter. Their values and pillars are academic excellence, cultural awareness and diversity, brotherhood and being a role model to the community.

Gilbert is the founder and creator of Intent Baseball LLC and Vega Visual Media LLC. A resident of Philadelphia where he lives with his wife and two children, Gilbert enjoys spending time with his family and traveling whenever possible.


You can contact Gilbert at 215-425-7800 or email him at He is always looking for volunteer coaches and engaging our youth to play sports!


The Lehigh Building
152 West Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19133

The Somerset Building
141 West Somerset St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Lighthouse Sports Complex
101 East Erie Ave. 
Philadelphia, PA 19134


Phone: 215-425-7800    Fax: 215-425-6091