You are viewing 38 articles by the author JoAnn Greco concerning Parks & Recreation

    • Rick Magder in Sister Cities Park

Meet Rick Magder, Fairmount Park Conservancy's new director

Rick Magder hadn’t been in his new position as executive director of Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) a week and already he was up and running. Literally. Just five days into the…

    • Becher, Greenberger, Buffington

PHS Pops Up — this time on South Broad Street

Incorporating now-familiar design staples like "found" furniture, wood chips, and reused Flower Show display elements, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's latest Pop Up Garden received its official opening Wednesday afternoon. But although…

    • logancircle

In Praise of Civic Horticulture

As University of Pennsylvania professor David Brownlee set the stage for last Friday's Civic Horticulture Conference, jointly presented by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, audience members couldn't…

    • friends of the rail park

Driving home lessons from rails-to-parks conversions

There's a "growing collection of urban linear parks" in America, Beth White, the Chicago region's director for the Trust for Public Land (TPL) said Monday night in introducing the panelists for…

    • Benepe and Phanatic

P&R announces next green playground

Bracketed by recordings of John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" (one can only hope…), representatives from the Phillies, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and The Trust…

    • Mark Focht

In Profile: Mark Focht merges concrete and verdant jungles

Mark Focht long ago figured out how he got to where he is today: first deputy commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation for Philadelphia, and president-elect of the American Society of…

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Park & Recreation Commission hears Temple Boathouse testimony

The Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission hosted a packed house Wednesday evening at Lloyd Hall, turning over its bimonthly meeting to the hearing of testimony regarding a proposed boathouse to be…

    • Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission at Hawthorne Recreation Center saw the announcement of some triumphant news and some administrative changes.Chair Nancy Goldenberg began by announcing a…

    • Making

Making "Bartram's Mile" a reality

Following weekend bicycle and walking tours that drew about 100 participants, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and PennPraxis hosted a more intimate dinner last night at Bartram's Gardens to…

    • There are bridge and boardwalk plan for a 2 1/2-acre island that's amassed in the river outside of Lloyd Hall

Parks & Recreation Commission returns to business

Welcoming several new faces and reveling in the sun that spilled through the glass-block windows of Lloyd Hall, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission returned to business Wednesday night after a…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

    • 1922 Phila. carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Philly shines at City Parks Alliance Conference

Hundreds of urban park officials and advocates from across the country gathered in New York City these past few days to sample the city's park renaissance and to share their own…

    • Greco/Hawthorne Park

City's newest plot of public green space, Hawthorne Park, opens

A huge crowd stood happily baking in the sun today as city and state officials and community organizers praised the newest addition to the city's park system, one that, they said,…

    • Greco/Grays Ferry Crescent

Parks & Recreation adds four new parks this season

By the time we reach Independence Day weekend, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department will have unveiled four new parks in just under two months. The spate of new spaces is…

    • Hunting Park master plan

Parks & Recreation Commission finds jewel in Hunting Park

Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission shined a spotlight on Hunting Park, an 87-acre oasis in North Philadelphia. Recently singled out by the City Parks Alliance, a national nonprofit,…

    • Mark Focht, Michael DiBerardinis, Susan Slawson

Council hears Parks & Recreation budget relief plea

At Tuesday's public hearings for the 2013 Parks & Recreation budget, a cadre of activists wearing green shirts and brandishing signs were joined by a literal peanut (as in wee) gallery…

    • The Pavilion

New building opens at Franklin Square

With a spinning carousel serving as his backdrop, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources (and Parks & Recreation Commissioner), Michael DiBerardinis, joined other officials on a sunny but blusetery afternoon…

    • Greco/Outside Family Court

Public Space as connector was an issue for Philadelphians in 2011

My beats are varied but, time and time again, public space is the connector. That Philadelphians feel strongly about this issue, too, is clear. Some of PlanPhilly's most-read stories addressed this…

    • Commissioners Goldenberg, Hoskins, Hackett

Parks & Recreation Commission examines concession process

At Wednesday night's Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at the central branch of the Free Library, commissioners received more information on how the Department will begin implementing a comprehensive revenue model…

    • Kiosk keeps 'em coming to Chestnut Park

Kiosk keeps 'em coming to Chestnut Park

How nice to pass by Chestnut Street pocket park, which recently reopened after receiving some tweaks and upgrades, and notice that something called Bike Caffe has set up shop.The…

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