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Grays Ferry's long-closed Lanier Playground reopens, with new hope and new purpose

Located in the heart of Grays Ferry, Lanier Playground had been closed since 2005, but memories of when it brimmed with activity stayed alive in longtime neighborhood residents. You’d hear stories…

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Down this Street before: Can Rebuild stick to its promise of data-driven, apolitical decisions?

The comparisons are irresistible: Less than three years into office, a Philadelphia mayor pushing through a major legislative initiative that promises to boost equity in long-neglected neighborhoods via a project financed…

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February 24: The sad state of Philly rec centers | Municipal fragmentation in DelCo | Streets for all

Mike Newall pens a column on the deplorable state of so many Philadelphia recreation centers, and calls for action from the new administration. "[D]espite Center City's undeniable momentum, and Philly's…

    • The Cobbs Creek Trail is a mostly off-road, paved trail that runs along Cobbs Creek Park from 63rd and Market streets to approximately 70th Street and Woodland Ave
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Making a day trip of the Cobbs Creek Parkway

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. Summer is winding down, and…

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Eyes on the Street

City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot Tower Recreation Center in Queen Village. Sunday, Eyes on the…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
Eyes on the Street

Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

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Advocates want more money for Philly parks

By Holly OtterbeinFor NewsWorks Philadelphia spends less on its parks and recreation department per capita than many other cities, according to the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. Lauren Bornfriend, the Parks Alliance's…

    • Benepe and Phanatic

P&R announces next green playground

Bracketed by recordings of John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" (one can only hope…), representatives from the Phillies, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and The Trust…

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