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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation


The Oval Kicks Off with Something New from Yards

This Wednesday, July 16th, Eakins Oval will transform into more than just a parking lot on the Parkway. For the second summer, The Oval returns, as […]


Philadelphia Gets a 3-Park Bench Rating on ParkScore

The third annual ParkScore index from the nonprofit Trust for Public Land has been released, and Minneapolis took top honors: a perfect 5-park bench rating. […]


Philadelphia Bans Smoking in Public Parks

Thinking of lighting up a smoke in Rittenhouse Square? You can still do it, but you’ll be breaking the law. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter […]

Things to Do

Love Your Park Week Schedule: Mother’s Day Events, Clothing Swaps, an Edible Bugs Dinner and More

Philly’s Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation just announced the jam-packed itinerary for the third-annual Love Your Park Week, taking place May 10-17. […]

City Life

“Mosquito” Wards Off Loitering Philly Teens

CBS Philly reports on how city parks officials are using technology to ward off loitering teens:

City Life

Salvation Army Collapse Site to Become Memorial Park

NBC 10 reports that the Center City site of last summer’s deadly Salvation Army collapse will be donated to the city to become a memorial […]

Things to Do

The Oval at the Art Museum Announces 2014 Lineup

The Eakins Oval — aka Philly’s Park on the Parkway that was created last year — has announced its activity lineup for 2014. The Oval […]

City Life

The List: 5 Cool Park(ing) Day Parks in Center City

Have you ever considered how much potential urban park space is gobbled up to accomodate parking? PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms parking spaces […]

City Life

The Grays Ferry Crescent is the Best Philly Public Park Nobody Knows About

Last week, I asked a friend of mine, someone relatively in-the-know when it comes to the city, if he wanted to go one of the […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

7 Secret Parks to Hang in This Summer

Spring wasn’t so hot this year. Scratch that. It was hot — often way too hot for spring. It was pretty cold other times, and […]

City Life

WATCH: Point Breeze’s Cool Pitch For Basketball Court Donations

From Lucky Ant: Help us bring the world famous Rucker Park to South Philadelphia! The plan? Re-build a local basketball court and playground in Pointe […]


Tom Haverfoods: No Better Way To Waste A Day

I would’ve posted about this yesterday, but I actually spent so much time refreshing the page and laughing my dumb ass off that I ran […]