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Fairmount Park

City Life

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Seats in Fairmount Park

With thousands of acres in East and West Fairmount Park and too many destinations to name, there’s (literally) a lot of ground to cover when […]

Things to Do

11 Places to See Cherry Blossoms and Other Flowering Trees in Philadelphia

You don’t have to live in Washington, D.C. to experience the wonder of cherry blossoms. In 1926 Japan gifted 1,600 cherry trees to Philadelphia for […]

Things to Do

The Philadelphia Polo Classic Returns to Fairmount Park This Fall

Last fall, the Philadelphia Polo Classic — our city’s first-ever polo exhibition match — debuted in Fairmount Park to a sold-out crowd. West Philly’s own […]

City Life

Can the First Philadelphia Polo Classic Make the City a Pony Town?

No one would dispute that the reputation of the polo community is clubby and elitist. But behind all that hauteur and wealth is a weirdly […]

Be Well Philly

Spend the Summer Outside With Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Packed Wellness Events Calendar

Summers in Philly are always buzzing with outdoor wellness activities — from energizing group workout classes to serene hiking spots and retro-inspired roller skating. And […]

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Your Guide to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

Here’s how to make the most out of Fairmount Park. Hit Up Trails That Aren’t Kelly Drive Get away from the crowds. Boxers’ Trail  This […]

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City Life

When Cherry Blossoms Will Be in Peak Bloom (and Where to Find Them)

Sure, we’re all still a little grumpy from having to set our clocks forward this month. (Admit it.) But with that and the recent arrival […]

Things to Do

How to Get to the Discovery Center and Philly’s Idyllic Hidden Reservoir

Approaching the tall, ornate gates of the newly opened Discovery Center, you can’t miss what employees refer to as the “ah-ha moment.” The long pathway to […]

Be Well Philly

You Can Take Free Yoga Classes at the New Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park

Yes, the warm weather may be gone — and with it, a lot of free outdoor yoga — but you can still do yoga surrounded […]

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Be Well Philly

This Love Your Park Fall Service Day Is the Perfect Excuse to Spend Saturday Outside

Grab your gardening gloves and shovels: Love Your Park Fall Service Day is going down on November 10, giving us more opportunities to clean and preen […]

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Be Well Philly

With the Opening of The Discovery Center, the Public Can Finally Explore a Hidden Reservoir in East Fairmount Park

You know, if I was going to write a throwback Nancy Drew novel, I’d probably title it something like The Mystery at the Hidden Reservoir. […]

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City Life

Inspiration Point: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, we go on a stroll with record producer, […]

City Life

Police Search for Man Missing for 2 Weeks; Car Found Burned in Fairmount Park

Philadelphia police are searching for a man who has been missing for more than two weeks. A police K-9 team and the man’s relatives scoured Fairmount […]


New Homes Rise by the River in East Falls

Now making their way towards completion by the banks of the Schuylkill in East Falls: 13 modern townhomes on a plot of land that’s right […]

Be Well Philly

Fairmount Park’s New Treetops Zip Line and Ropes Course Is as Insanely Fun as You’d Imagine

On May 12, the long-awaited Treetops Quest zip line and ropes course is opening in Fairmount Park. We had the chance to check it out […]