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    • The Poquessing Creek Trail is about half complete and should be open this year, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
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Parks & Rec paves Poquessing Creek Trail

When most people think of Philly's far Northeast, they think of relatively suburban neighborhoods, driven by a post-WWII development and characterized by cul de sacs. Most don't think about nature or…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
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Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

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Bicycle and pedestrian counters coming to area trails

Anyone who jogs, strolls or rolls on the Schuylkill River Trail or Kelly Drive on a warm, sunny day knows that those trails get a lot of bicycle and pedestrian traffic.…

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Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Wissahickon East Project
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Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground
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Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell Clarke came together to unveil something designed specifically for the…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
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Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • Frankford Creek Greenway, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission
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City seeks input on Frankford Creek Greenway

When the city released the Philadelphia Trail Master Plan this summer, it identified Frankford Creek Greenway, section A, as the second highest priority trail for development. Wasting no time, the Planning…

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City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot Tower Recreation Center in Queen Village. Sunday, Eyes on the…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
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Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
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May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

    • The proposed Sturgis Recreation Center includes increased educational space, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
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City makes progress toward Sturgis Playground and Recreation Center renovation

Less than a month after Councilwoman Marion Tasco publicly accused the Nutter Administration of delaying her project to expand Sturgis Playground in East Oak Lane, Tasco, community leaders and other government…

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Rivera Rec raising funds for intergenerational garden, orchard

The Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Urban Agriculture Program has about a week left to raise $400 and reach its $2,163 goal, which will fund the intergenerational garden and orchard the…

    • Traffic on the Parkway
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More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy on the…

    • Bartram's Farm One Year Mark
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Bartram's Farm hits one-year mark, brings food sovereignty to Southwest Philadelphia

In its first year alone, Bartram’s Farm has built a crop field, greenhouse, community garden and orchard, grown 6,500 pounds of produce and held 21 weekly farmers markets. But more importantly,…

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