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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…

    • Strawberry Mansion meeting on East/West Park planning

Join Us: A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park

Dear PlanPhilly reader, We have an exciting new project underway in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that we thought might be of interest to you.  This one takes us beyond…

    • Longtime community members and park-users posed in front of the new mural
Eyes on the Street

City unveils a spruced up Francisville Playground

Nestled in the zigzagging streets of Francisville is the bright, colorful and recently revamped Franscisville Playground – a playground that has offered longtime residents a place to both celebrate and mourn…

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5k promotes healthy lifestyle, new Tookany Creek trail [video]

Saturday marked a continuation of a developing initiative, occurring all throughout the United States, of promoting healthier lifestyles. Residents of Northeast Philadelphia were invited to the inaugural Healthy Trails 5K run/walk…

    • The proposed Sturgis Recreation Center includes increased educational space, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

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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Parks and Recreation Commission hears testimony on reservoir project

As it did during its previous meeting, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission devoted the bulk of this Wednesday's meeting to a project that triggers a review to make sure it…

    • More Park, Less Way - report cover
Eyes on the Street

More Park, Less Way unveiled

Questions about how the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can be a more urban, lively place have puzzled planners, politicians, and residents for decades. And Monday the Department of Parks and Recreation will…

    • The Wesolowski family of Mayfair enjoys a meal at the newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Smiles and sunshine as newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center opens [photos]

The humidity was high, temperature scorching and sun blistering on this July afternoon but it couldn’t keep the crowd away from the grand opening of the Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment…

    • An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps

Pleasant Hill Park funding will improve fish ponds, walkways, picnic areas

An aerial view of East Torresdale's Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River. Image/Google Maps The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced earlier this month that $318,000 in funding…

    • Father Judge athletes join Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King and President Fr. Joe Campellone for the groundbreaking ceremony at Ramp Playground. Photo by Michelle Alton.

Father Judge breaks ground at Ramp Playground Renovation Project [slideshow]

Father Judge athletes join Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King and President Fr. Joe Campellone for the groundbreaking ceremony at Ramp Playground. Photo by Michelle Alton. The rain couldn't keep…

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Community building in the future may be without heavy government investment

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoods funded by J-Lab. Joe DeFelice…

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Getting to better know the Parks & Rec system

A canopy of trees blazed orange and gold over Carroll Park, the stone entry posts looked new and intact, and — right on cue — a bright green trolley rolled past,…

    • 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…

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Parks and Recreation commissioner says department operating with "fervor and desperation"

Since there will be no bimonthly meeting of the newly-formed Parks & Recreation Commission, PlanPhilly caught up with Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis in a brief phone chat. The next scheduled meeting is…

    • Mayor Nutter addresses the volunteers and residents of Francisville   on Saturday

Philly will plant 300,000 new trees by 2015

April 26, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhillyOne thousand trees planted around town last Saturday. Another couple thousand promised by the end of June. At this rate, Philadelphia will surely…

Commissioner DiBerardinis Seeks Community Input on Merger of Parks & Recreation

Dear Friend of Parks and Recreation, I would like to extend an invitation for you to join me for a conversation on the merger of Philadelphia's  Fairmount Park System and Department…

Michael DiBerardinis Summer Tour

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation The Commissioner of Philadelphia's new Department of Parks and Recreation, Michael Di Berardinis, has released a draft statement of the vision, mission and goals of…

Vision, Mission and Goals of the new Department of Parks and Recreation

Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis has asked the Parks Alliance to share the draft of the Vision, Mission and Goals of the new Department of Parks and Recreation with our constituents.  This draft…

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Sustainability may be absorbed in FY10

June 2 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyWho will take on the year-old Mayor’s Office of Sustainability once Director Mark Alan Hughes is gone? So far, the official line is…

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