Fairmount Park

Philadelphia police found the body of a woman in Fairmount Park Tuesday morning.

Woman’s Body Found Handcuffed, Stabbed in Fairmount Park

Update: Police are hoping a couple of tattoos can help them to identify a young woman who was found brutally murdered in Fairmount Park early Tuesday […]


Recreation Dept. and Fairmount Park Tap Avram Hornik for Parks on Tap

Earlier this year, we told you that Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Fairmount Park Conservancy were accepting proposals to operate a rotating series of beer gardens […]


10 Things You Might Not Know About the 1876 Centennial Exhibition

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the opening of the 1876 Centennial Exposition, which brought nearly 10 million visitors — almost a fifth of the […]

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Discover Hidden Wonders in Fairmount Park with This Guided Hiking Series

When you think of Philadelphia, vibrant woodlands aren’t the first thing that comes to mind — but Philly is actually teeming with natural acres of […]


Indego to Embrace Fairmount Park This Year

The Indego bike share network turns one this April, and while the folks who run it are pleased with how well it’s done so far, it […]

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Get Ready for More Beer Gardens this Summer

Let’s fantasize together for a moment: It’s a beautiful Saturday in the summertime. You have no plans. While thinking about what to do, you get a text […]


11 Things You Might Not Know About: The Philadelphia Zoo

Twenty years ago, Philadelphians awoke on Christmas Eve to dreadful news: A fire overnight in the World of Primates building at the Philadelphia Zoo had […]

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50 Acres of East Fairmount Park to Reopen to Public After Years of Being Fenced Off

Remember back when Emily, our fearless Be Well Philly leader, rappelled down 31 stories in the middle of Center City one weekday afternoon? Yes: 31 stories. […]


10 Things You Never Knew About the Fairmount Park Mansions

A new book by James McClelland, executive director emeritus of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and Lynn Miller, professor emeritus of political science at Temple University, […]

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It’s On: Holiday Running Tour of Fairmount Park’s Decked-Out Historic Houses

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time even thinking about the holidays right now, considering it’s 65 degrees and rainy […]

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Sorry, You Can’t Camp Out in Fairmount Park for the Papal Visit After All

Turns out you won’t be able to camp out for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia after all. On Wednesday, the World Meeting of Families announced […]

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Run With Olympians at the First Annual Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic

I’m sure plenty of you reading this have run a bazillion races in your lifetime, but how many of you have ever gotten to run alongside […]

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Post Brothers’ Presidential City Renovation Party

In 2013, the Post Brothers bought the prestigious Presidential City and are underway with a $100 million renovation of the highly visible complex on the edge […]

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Hooray! Guided Trail Runs in West Fairmount Park Return This Spring

We’re trying our hardest to forget all about this long, cold, dreary winter. (Yes, yes, despite all the snow predicted for tomorrow.) So we’re thrilled when […]


Ice Queen Sculptor Creates a Poseidon in Logan Square

The snow may be on its way out, but Don Harrison, the man responsible for that stunning Shiva the Ice Queen sculpture in Fairmount Park […]