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Homicide Captain: Victim Was Killed in Fairmount Park

Police have made three arrests in the June 14th murder of 26-year-old Toy Charda Bryant of Chester, whose body was found handcuffed and stabbed in Fairmount […]

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Fairmount Park Conservancy Lands Award-Winning Executive Director

The Fairmount Park Conservancy announced in a statement today that it has hired Rick Magder as its new executive director effective September 1st. The position […]

City Life

Three Arrested in Fairmount Park Murder

Two arrests have been made in the murder of 26-year-old Chester native Toy Charda Bryant, whose body was discovered in Fairmount Park on June 14th. 

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Victim of Fairmount Park Slaying Has Been Identified

Police have identified the woman who was found dead in Fairmount Park early Tuesday morning as Toy Charda Bryant, age 26, of Chester. Police say […]

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

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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 […]

Be Well Philly

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 […]

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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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Be Well Philly

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. […]

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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, […]

Be Well Philly

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 […]