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    • 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…

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Last Call: Submit Spring Cleanup project ideas and request a free yard tree

Don't forget that the deadline to submit your projects for the Philly Spring Cleanup (Saturday, April 14) is Friday, and you can request a free yard tree through Saturday. Fifth Annual…

    • White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Civic hacking Philly, 410 Race development split, Germantown Settlement leftovers, restoring Philly's tree canopy, District Planning starts in Lower Northeast, searching for daguerro-row

White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters, and happy first official day of spring. It's a busy day at the Planning Commission,…

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Tree Me! Free trees from Parks and Rec

Philadelphia aims to plant 300,000 new trees before 2015, and that means free trees are available for the taking. Today, TreePhilly, a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation, will kick…

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Sustainable Design Competition to Rethink Rec Centers

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council has a sustainable design challenge for young professionals and students: How can Philadelphia’s rec centers become more energy-efficient, environmentally responsible, and stronger community amenities? That’s…

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy host 8th annual Growing the Neighborhood Volunteer Day

WHAT: City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will celebrate the 8thAnnual Growing the Neighborhood (GTN) Volunteer Day and a brand new…

Parks and Recreation unveils green Fishtown rec center project

The Department of Parks and Recreation will unveil today a $1.2 million, six-block green project in Fishtown, the Daily News reports. The department's "Green Connection: Shissler to the River" initiative…

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…

Center City District and City of Philadelphia team up to fill empty tree pits

(December 7, 2011) – Today, the Center City District (CCD), in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), celebrated a new partnership created to plant street trees in 99 empty tree…

    • Student athletes at Father Judge High School join President Fr. Joe Campellone and Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King for the ground breaking. | Photo by Michelle Alton, NEast Ph
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Ground broken at Ramp Playground for new playing fields

Student athletes at Father Judge High School join President Fr. Joe Campellone and Director of Institutional Advancement Brian Patrick King for the ground breaking. | Photo by Michelle Alton, NEast Philly…

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This Just In: Public Meetings, PHA auctions, Shane's Candy

PlanPhilly reporters are following lots of stories this week: including rezonings on Delaware and Germantown avenues, SugarHouse expansion plans, and the Housing Authority's surplus vacant property auctions. PlanPhilly’s got you covered…

    • Hawthorne Park of the future | Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects
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Hawthorne Park grows at MLK Plaza

At 12th and Catharine Streets, the city is building one of its first new public parks in years. Hawthorne Park construction began in spring, and is well underway today. The future…

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November 4-6: Monumental!, LOVE Your Park, Passyunk Square house tour, world games

Monumental!: Designing and Restoring Philadelphia City Hall Saturday, November 5, 8am-4:30pm, Penn Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. PennDesign’s Program in Historic Preservation hosts a weekend symposium to examine the…

    • Cyclist in Chalked Bike Lane - 13th Street, June 17, 2011 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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October 31-November 4: PennDesign lectures, bike lane and skatepark meetings, urban design documentary

Cyclist in Chalked Bike Lane - 13th Street, June 17, 2011 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaSusan Fainstein Monday, October 31, 6pm. PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall, B-3.…

    • Seger Park's Spray Yard, Summer 2011.
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Seger Playground gets funding, ZBA rules on Chelten Plaza, Navy Yard may get hotel, West Philly Hybrid X team honored

Seger Park will get a new tot lot next year thanks to an infusion of city funding, Flying Kite reports. Friends of Seger Playground received $500,000 (via Councilman Frank DiCicco and the…

    • Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Race Street Connector opens, Manayunk Towpath closing, lost brewery, volunteers reopen West Philly school libraries

Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group It's another glorious fall day, Philly. The city is going to be busy today and over the weekend:…

    • Ben Franklin Boombox | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street group pool
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Skate park and streetscape funding, Chelten Plaza at ZBA, preservation and planning awards. Challah.

Ben Franklin Boombox | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street group pool Philly's highly-anticipated street-style skate park, Franklin's Paine, got a cool $1 million capital funding commitment from the Department of…

Nutter to sign public park land protection bill

From a press release issued by the Mayor's Office: "Mayor Nutter will sign an ordinance regulating the transfer of open, public park and recreation land under the jurisdiction of the…

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