The township has several significant regional recreational amenities in addition to local municipal parks. The Fort Washington State Park is a 483-acre site located in the middle of the township, the Schuylkill River Trail is a biking and pedestrian trail that currently extends from Center City to Valley Forge National Park.
Fort Washington State Park primarily contains passive open space, full of woodlands and the Wissahickon Creek. It does contain a segment of Green Ribbon Preserve Trail, a regional biking/pedestrian trail being developed by the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.
The Schuylkill River Trail was developed by Montgomery County as the first trail in an envisioned trail system that would connect much of the Philadelphia region. In Whitemarsh the trail extends along the river and has numerous connections to township roads.