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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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Discovery Charter 5th grade students calling to

Council members announce support to increase funding for Parks & Recreation

What:  City Council Members will announce their support for increased funding and propose potential new revenue sources in response to Philadelphia Parks Alliance’s call to restore $8 million to the chronically…

    • Commissioner Carol Rice and PaRC Star Clarence Savage

Parks and Rec takes roadshow to West Oak Lane

Wednesday night, in a continuing effort to bring its show on the road to different city neighborhoods, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission arrived at the Simons Recreation Center in West…

Nancy Goldenberg: New Way at Parks and Rec

Nancy Goldenberg: New Way at Parks and Rec IN JULY, on a sunny afternoon, a crowd convened at the Mander Recreation Center in Strawberry Mansion to listen as Mayor Nutter announced…

    • 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…

Cast your votes for Parks and Recreation

1.    What is the role of parks and recreation in a vibrant 21st Century City?2.    Funding for Philadelphia’s parks and recreation has been cut to the bone and has lagged…

    • Parks and Rec talks merger, trees, recreation opportunities and money

Parks and Rec readies itself for the high season

Well into the nearly two-hour meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission, Commissioner Mike DiBerardinis spoke forcefully about the challenges and opportunities his department faces. "I don't think there's a better…

Public Hearing – Parks Ordinance

 Wednesday, March 9

City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has scheduled a Public Hearing to hear testimony on Bill No. 110002 on March 9 at 1:30 pm.  Click here to view…

    • New Year brings new resolutions at P&R

New Year brings new resolutions at P&R

Parks & Recreation Commission Chairperson Nancy Goldenberg began last night's public meeting at the Central Branch of the Free Library, by wishing everyone a happy new year. She then went on…

Revised Open Lands Protection Ordinance news

On November 17, 2010, the Commission released a revised version of the ordinance in response to public concerns and commentary.  (Click here to read revised draft.)  The Commission on Parks and…

    • Draft of ordinance

Parks & Recreation airs out open lands protection ordinance

In a brisk public hearing last night at the Central Branch of the Free Library, 10 parks and recreation commissioners listened to brief comments from a handful of parks activists, concerned…

    • Manatawna Farm

Planning Commission says no to bill that would prohibit additional agricultural uses at Manatawna Farm

The city's Parks and Recreation department wants to convert five acres of Upper Roxborough's Manatawna Farm, currently used to grow hay for livestock raised by students at W.B. Saul High School…

Commission on Parks and Rec releases draft of Open Lands Protection Ordinance

At the September 22, 2010 Commission on Parks and Recreation meeting, a draft lands protection ordinance was presented, as required by the Charter Change Referendum passed in November 2008.  The draft…

    • Parks and Recreation moves ahead on land disposition ordinance

Parks and Recreation moves ahead on land disposition ordinance

On Wednesday evening, for its fourth meeting since being formed, the new Parks and Recreation Commission offered the first public glimpse of its proposed Open Land Protection Ordinance. The ordinance…

    • Michael DiBerardinis

Don't miss the Parks & Rec meeting Wednesday night

This Wednesday evening, the newly-formed Parks & Recreation Commission rolls up its sleeves and meets for the first time since its official merger this summer. In a candid Q&A with PlanPhilly…

Clark Park revitalization to begin next week

Clark Park will see its northern acres revitalized starting August 9, the University City Review reports. Lead by the Clark Park Partnership (which includes Friends of Clark Park, Commission on…

    • Budget neglect of Fairmount Park

Message from Parks and Rec friends: find the money

June 10, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyIf weather has any significance as an omen, today's park-related activities were very interesting indeed. Under a threatening sky, 17 representatives of parks…

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