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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

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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 […]

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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 […]

Citified

Kenney’s Massive, Costly Plan to Make Over Rec Centers, Parks and Libraries

Mayor Jim Kenney just revealed his most meaningful proposal to date, one that could become the signature accomplishment of his first term if he pulls it off. […]

Outdoor Activities in Philadelphia
Foobooz

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 […]

Property

Waterfront Wishes: Bridesburg Neighbors Voice Desires For New Riverfront Park

Long-earmarked in city-wide and waterfront master plan studies as potentially viable for parkland or anything other than its industrial past, the 9.4-acre riverfront parcel at 3101 […]

Outdoor Activities in Philadelphia
Be Well Philly

10 Best Picnic Spots in Philly 

Picnics are good for many things: soaking up some sun (with a layer of sunscreen on, of course!); avoiding a sad-desk-lunch situation; posting no-shoe, feet-on-blanket selfies […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Philly’s Anderson Monarchs Taking Trip of a Lifetime

This summer, a group of Philly 13-year-olds — including phenom Mo’ne Davis — will board a nearly 70-year-old bus and embark on a three-week trip […]

Foobooz

Art, Architecture, Food Trucks And Beer Coming To The Oval

Saint-Gobain, a Parisian building materials company, will be traveling the globe this summer to commemorate their 350th anniversary with an installation exhibition (like you do). Philadelphia, the […]

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Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile Design Workshop May 14th

Skip to the Bartram’s Mile Before/After Concept Sketch gallery we’ve included below if you must, but do consider this Thursday’s event please. Here’s why: As some […]

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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. […]

Be Well Philly

Spruce Up Your Yard: Registration for Free Yard Trees Opens Today

Pssst: If your front yard has been looking a little drab as of late, we’ve got the perfect fix — and it won’t cost you […]

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Date Set For Love Your Park Fall Service Day

Before the hard winter chill sets in, get outdoors for a special citywide project to clean up our local parks and prepare them for the […]

Be Well Philly

MAP: Where to Find Park(ing) Day Pop-up Parks Around Philly Today

We’ve got a double whammy today, as far as fun events in Philly go. In addition to it being #RuntoWorkPHL Day, it’s also Park(ing) Day, […]