Philadelphia Parks

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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 Best University City Healthy Food Spots, Workouts, and Self-Care, According to This Barre Studio Owner

Philly has an insanely wonderful fitness scene, but the truth is, many of us tend to stick to our own neighborhoods — we’ve all got […]

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PHOTOS: Pulse, Dilworth Park’s Misty Fountain Art Exhibit, Is Now Open

Last month, we told you that Dilworth Park would soon become home to Pulse, an ethereal fountain art exhibition that we’re really excited to see in […]


The City Is Throwing a Party for LOVE Park on Wednesday

Wednesday’s the day, Philly! We know some of you haven’t been thrilled with the LOVE Park redesign. Some say it’s hostile, bland and barren and detest the […]

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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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Over 50 Free Events Are Planned for Love Your Park Week

When nice weather hits, Philly’s parks quickly fill with locals lounging on blankets, working out, or playing games. Having these safe, clean, and green spaces make […]

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Here’s When Spruce Street Harbor Park Will Open for the Summer

Warmer days are really, truly, finally on their way to Philadelphia. In just one month’s time, you’ll be able to relax on the colorful hammocks of […]

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Lyft Is Offering Free Rides to Philly Parks on Friday

Here’s the forecast for Friday: 52 and sunny, with a light breeze. It’ll be a perfect fall day – so why spend it standing in […]


The Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square Is All Kinds of Wrong

If you’re thinking of heading out to Franklin Square tonight for the debut of the much-ballyhooed Chinese Lantern Festival, I’ve got one word for you: […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]