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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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Mark Your Calendars: The City Has Announced LOVE Park’s Grand Reopening

A lot of people have been hating on LOVE Park’s redesign. Just do a quick scan of social media: What's wrong with the new love […]

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How to Get a Free Tree for Your Property in Philly

Ever get the feeling that there’s not enough greenery on your property? If so, the folks over at TreePhilly want to help bring some more […]

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PHOTOS: The LOVE Statue Comes Back to Philly

Are you feeling the love, Philly? No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day. This is about the LOVE statue, which has officially come home. The statue’s […]

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Philly Is Planning a 10-Acre Waterfront Park in the Northeast

Rumors of a giant waterfront park in Bridesburg have been swirling for years – since 2014, in fact. This week, Philly Parks and Rec entered the […]

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LOVE Park Will Reopen in November

It’s been more than a year and a half since Philly’s most famous park closed for renovations – and several months since we were first told […]

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So Long, Summer: Philly Pools Are Already Closing

It feels like just yesterday we told you Philly public pools were open. And now, two months after swimming season kicked off, we’re lamenting its end. […]

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Philly’s Public Pools Need $100M in Repairs

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department says its fleet of 70 aging public pools need a combined $100 million in repairs, the Inquirer reported. While […]

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8 Projects Win Willard Rouse Awards

Judging from the major elements contained in this year’s honorees at the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s fourth annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence, […]

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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 […]

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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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From Playgrounds to Play Spaces

The last time the Community Design Collaborative ran its Infill Philadelphia design competition, they asked the entrants to get wet. This time, they want them to go out and […]

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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 […]

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Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile to Break Ground November 23rd

Would you like to see the Schuylkill River Trail become just a wee bit longer? Well, mark your calendars, folks, because the long-planned Bartram’s Mile trail, the […]

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The 32nd Annual Ball On The Square

Last night, The Friends of Rittenhouse Square and Arthur Wolk (The Wolk Law Firm) & Boo (the law firm’s house pooch) hosted the 32nd annual […]