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    • Bartram's Mile: The plaza is where 56th Street meets the river. | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly
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Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect Southwest Philly neighbors to river and city beyond

As the Schuylkill River Trail has grown southward from Center City along the eastern bank of the tidal Schuylkill, it’s gained a boardwalk, a crescent, two skate parks,…

    • Proposed Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

Full funding secured for Schuylkill River Swing Bridge, construction could begin next summer

Hammers could start swinging on the Schuylkill River Swing Bridge as early as summer 2016, thanks to the recently awarded federal TIGER grant. The pedestrian and bicycle bridge will cost…

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Philadelphia awarded $10 million in federal TIGER grants for Grays Ferry Swing Bridge and two Complete Street projects

Congressman Chaka Fattah and Senator Bob Casey both announced today, in separate press releases, that Philadelphia had been awarded $10.265 million in U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grants. The grant will…

    • 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…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
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February 28 - March 2: Flower Show opens | Parks Alliance center city tour | Bartram's seed workshop | Greensgrow spring opening | Free Barnes Foundation admission

Happy Friday, Eyes on the Street! Sick of dealing with and hearing about the cold weather and snow? We've got a few ways you can prep for spring and lift your…

    • Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park
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December 6-8: Fairmount Park historic homes tours | Elfreth's Alley open house | Bartram's greens sale | Mill Creek Farm benefit | Penn Museum calligraphy workshop

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!   TOUR: Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8. Self-guided tours 10am - 4pm. Trolley tours 10:30am &…

    • 9th & Washington
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October 21-25: Bartram's books | Rania Ghosn | Washington Avenue | Spirits of The Woodlands

This week, head into the past of Bartram's Garden and its neighbor The Woodlands, plan for a better Washington Avenue, or think about harnessing the power of architecture to change the…

    • Bartram's Garden wetland expansion
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Bartram's Garden wetlands restoration, expansion underway to offset airport project

Bartram’s Garden is still firmly in its growing season. Colorful blossoms – including the famed Franklinia trees with their delicate citrusy scent – grace the formal gardens and woodland walks, and the…

    • El Centro de Oro
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September 6-8: Honey Fest | South Philly Gardens | Falls Bridge Dance | Feria del Barrio

We're gearing up for a beautiful weekend, folks. In addition to Fringe Fest's return, here are a couple of picks to get you out and about from Passyunk to Kingsessing,…

    • 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,…

    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
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See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

    • Bartram's Mile and related trail and green space improvements. | PennPraxis/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
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November 3-4: Bike and Walk Bartram's Mile

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is working on plans for "Bartram's Mile," a new recreational trail segment along the western bank of the Schuylkill River connecting…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
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Explore Bartram's Mile

One of the big missing pieces in the city's recreational trail network is a good connection to Bartram's Garden. Thankfully that's about to change. At a series of events in the coming…

    • Sites along the Schuylkill, like Grays Ferry Crescent, from the Water Works to Bartram's Garden will host painters working outdoors all weekend.
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Art Festival Will Line Schuylkill River Bank with Art

The three-day Art in the Open (AiO) festival will line the banks of the Schuylkill River with art and family activities this weekend, May 18 – 20. AiO aims to celebrate…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue
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Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram's Garden

Eyes on the Street readers sometimes send me the most interesting and inspiring questions. Earlier this year when I asked readers to send in their city hopes and resolutions I got…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue

Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram’s Garden

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your selves help take care of the city? Show up for Tuesdays at the River: volunteer cleanups along the banks of the Schuylkill River…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

    • Bartram's Garden viewshed

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,…

Announcement about the June 19th Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Walk.

If you missed the first walk in February (attended by over 100 people), the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition is holding a second walk from Bartram's Garden to Dupont Crescent…

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