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Free trees being distributed to University homeowners

Penn has partnered with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department to distribute 300 free trees to faculty and staff homeowners who own a home within the Philadelphia city limits to plant…

The innovative ways in which cities are finding new park space

What do a popular spot for watching toads migrate and a historic cemetery have in common? They'e two non-traditional area examples that can be viewed as part of our overall open…

    • 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,…

    • Cruz Rec Center

Who is minding Philadelphia's parks?

Last week, the somnolence of a late August morning in Bella Vista was suddenly ravaged by the searing sound of a lawn mower. It was music to the neighbors' ears, though…

Saffron: Caring for city's parks is serious business

The Inquirer's Inga Saffron writes that the city's parks, which rely heavily on support from neighborhood benefactors who are struggling because of the weak economy, need a financial transformation. "Philadelphia's operating…

    • Parks and Recreation commissioner says department operating with

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…

Community media coverage of Green2015

NEastPhilly, an independent news site and partner of Metro writes that communites in the Northeast hoping to compliment Pennypack Park attended the fifth of six Green2015 meetings last week, events…

    • With the creation of so many dog runs in recent years, there's no longer any excuse for owners to let their dogs off-leash.

Some simple solutions for our parks and rec centers

By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly As Philadelphia lazes itself into summer this week, its parks and recreation system enters its busiest season. Just in time for the extra wear and tear…

Daily News Editorial: This is the summer to help shape Philadelphia plans for 2035

The Daily News Editorial Board writes this morning that for the first time in close to 50 years, Philadelphia citizens have the chance to help shape the Planning Commission's comprehensive, city-wide…

Philly Parks Searching for Summer Interns

May 3, 2010 PHS and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation are preparing for another summer of the Youth Environmental Stewardship program (YES). Running from July 6 to August 13,…

Next Great City: Testify at City Council to Support Parks and Rec

From the Next Great City newsletter: On April 12, over 160 individuals representing over 70 organizations came to City Council Chambers to hear Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner Susan Slawson and Executive…

Parks and Recreation Issues RFI for Farming

The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify farmers and farm institutions that may be interested in operating and managing small plot, commercial, chemical-free…

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…

    • Commissions warn of shutdown

Commissions warn of shutdown

Sept. 10 Citizens Budget Workshops By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIn the ongoing budgetary showdown between Philadelphia City Hall and lawmakers in Harrisburg, details of what the city’s possible doomsday…

UC Review: Panel discussion addresses urban parkland management

UC Review: Panel discussion addresses urban parkland management City parks constitute a major element of the quality of life in a city, but attending to both the use of the…

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…

Nutter's nine picks for the newly created Commission on Parks and Recreation

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA  planner, a land conservation specialist and the former Fairmount Park director are among Mayor Michael Nutter's nine picks for the newly created Commission on…

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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