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Philly’s Largest Park Celebration Returns This May

This upcoming Monday, nearly 200 countries will celebrate Earth Day, our annual chance to show Mother Nature some TLC and raise awareness about the perks of going […]

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Here’s What You’ll Be Eating and Drinking at Cherry Street Pier

Philly is about to get a shiny new pier park. Cherry Street Pier, a 55,000 square-foot reclaimed municipal shipping pier, opens on Friday, October 12 — […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Cape Henlopen State Park

Drive time from Center City: 2 hours, 18 minutes Where to start: Go to our nature center first. There are touch tanks with stingrays and […]

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The Insider’s Guide to French Creek State Park

Drive time from Center City: 1 hour, 18 minutes Where to start: Take a tour of Hopewell Furnace, an old iron production site from the […]

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21 Ways to Be One With Nature at a Nearby Park This Summer

Got an itch to get to the great outdoors? You aren’t alone: Around 39 million people visit Pennsylvania state parks each year. (Visits to national […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Marsh Creek State Park

Drive time from Center City: 1 hour Where to start: On the 500-plus-acre lake. There are hundreds of boats to rent — sailboats, paddleboards, kayaks, […]

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This South Philly Playground Has a New Multi-Sport Turf Field

Former Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin may have missed out on winning the Super Bowl with his old teammates this year, but he has a […]

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Here Are the Details on the LOVE Statue’s Long-Awaited Return

LOVE will soon be in the air. Couples and cameras, prepare yourselves: The LOVE Park statue will (at long last!) come back to its rightful […]

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Trump’s Hiring Freeze Closes Notable Historical Sites

President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze on most federal jobs has led to the closure of several notable historical sites in Philadelphia. 

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Report: PennDOT Commits to Spending $100M for I-95 Cap

PennDOT has committed $100 million to the plan to cap I-95 in Center City, Billy Penn is reporting.

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Mayor Kenney to Propose $90M for Park Over I-95

Mayor Kenney will propose the city budget $90 million toward a program to completely cap I-95 in Center City between Walnut and Chestnut streets and […]


You Can’t Sit on the Wall in Rittenhouse Square Anymore

I heard the rumor. I saw the signs. But I had to check it out for myself. So I went to Rittenhouse Square this afternoon […]


William Penn Foundation to Donate $100 Million to Philly’s Public Spaces

A local nonprofit is lending a big hand to public spaces in Philadelphia. The William Penn Foundation will donate $100 million — the largest grant in the […]


Philly Was Chosen to Host an International Parks Conference

Philadelphia has been chosen by the City Parks Alliance to host its 2021 “Greater & Greener” conference, a gathering of park professionals and political leaders […]


Franklin Square Opens for the Season This Week [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Franklin Square will begin operation this Friday, but, due to the impending snowstorm, organizers have moved its spring kickoff festivities to Thursday, March 26th at noon. […]