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Do This: First-Ever Jingle Jog Around the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

And the holiday runs just keep on comin’, folks: December 6th, Fairmount Park Conservancy is hosting the first-ever jingle jog, an 8.2-mile run through Fairmount […]


Philly Historic Homes Get the Gingerbread Treatment at Shops at Liberty Place

For the fourth year in a row, the Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display is ringing in the holiday season with gingerbread abodes. Local chefs […]

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Lace Up Your Running Shoes: Boxers’ Trail Run is September 13th

How often can you say your morning workout took place at Joe Frazier’s old training spot? Probably not very often, right? Well, here’s your chance: […]

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Run Secret Trails in West Fairmount Park With New Guided Trail Runs

The Fairmount Park Conservancy just launched a new trail running series to showcase often overlooked—but gorgeous—running trails in West Fairmount Park. “Our intention is to expose […]


9 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Philly

Can’t make it to the shore this holiday weekend? Philadelphia’s got you covered. Here, we round up seven Memorial Day Weekend events to keep your mind off the […]

From left: Chris Matthews, MSNBC, Kathryn Ott Lovell, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Mayor Michael Nutter.
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Fairmount Park Conservancy 7th Annual Centennial Celebration

Thursday night at the Horticultural Center, the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted its 7th Annual Centennial Celebration, and it attracted a record number of guests (475) […]


Don’t Eat the Portico Just Yet: Fairmount Park Mansions as Gingerbread Houses

Our friends over at Foobooz went over to the Shops at Liberty Place to take a look at some delicious-looking edible real estate: 13 gingerbread […]


The Gingerbread Mansions of Fairmount Park

From now till November 22nd, thirteen gingerbread houses representing mansions of Fairmount Park will be on display at the Shops at Liberty Place. All thirteen […]


Eakins Oval About To Become Philadelphia Family Fun Spot

Our friends at Foobooz have already noted the arrival of food trucks at Eakins Oval—it’s part of a broader summertime transformation of the space into […]


Fairmount Park Conservancy the Latest Victim of William Penn Foundation Grant Suspensions

Last night, City Paper reported that the $2 billion William Penn Foundation would be suspending grants to city-related agencies indefinitely. The report identified a funding […]


Religious Groups Sue Philadelphia Over Outdoor Feeding Ban

A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania today on behalf of several religious groups in the area argues that the city’s […]


Dog Set on Fire at Fairmount Park

A PSPCA officer has reported that a male, “pit bull-type” dog was wrapped in a blanket and set on fire at 33rd and Cecil B. […]

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HughE Dillon: Fairmount Park Conservancy Celebration

Thursday night, the Fairmount Park Conservancy held its 2012 Centennial Celebration, bringing guests together at the Horticulture Center. The event featured a cocktail reception, silent […]


Philly’s Urban Polo Team Wins Another Championship

Work to Ride—a non-profit created to help urban youth access equine sports—won its second consecutive National Interscholastic Polo Championship. Last March, the Fairmount Park-based program […]