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    • Andre Wright paints puts a new coat of paint on a window frame in the Sharswood Athletic Rec Center. (Brad Larrison for NewsWorks)

As city waits on soda tax ruling, private sector pours on support for Rebuild

Given all the news stories that have described Rebuild as a “$500 million initiative,” you might have assumed that, at least by now, the project’s funding was set…

    • Isabel Slaughter, 8, paints a ceramic sculpture in Emily Coleman's ceramics class at Olney Rec Center. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

At Olney Rec, Rebuild stokes imagination about what a rec center can be

The playground at Olney Rec Center is bare bones. Its sprinkler, the site’s only water feature, backs up until liquid pools inside the building. When kids finish molding their clay-and-macaroni sculptures,…

    • Seger Park Playground
Eyes on the Street

Funding Common Ground: Parks, programming and unfulfilled potential

Philadelphia has amazing park and recreation resources, yet the city consistently under-commits funds to maintain and plan for improving these assets. As part of our Agenda 2015 op-ed series Lauren Bornfriend,…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

October 20: The week ahead: Big doings at Planning Commission; Take the Parks Alliance survey; Are you a friend of the Wissahickon?

Hey everyone, welcome to a new week. On Tuesday, look forward to a long day at the PCPC. PlanPhilly reporter Jared Brey and videographer Steve Metzger will be there for the…

    • Parks Alliance photo collage

Take the Parks Alliance program survey

The Parks Alliance is excited to announce that, with support from the William Penn Foundation, we are researching park and public open space programming in Philadelphia and programming best practices from…

    • Quince Street | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

March 31-April 4: Rafael Moneo | Restoring historic streets | CHOP expansion | Walking Day | Richard Forman | Green treasures in Queen Village and Bella Vista

Here's a look at what's ahead this week: TALK: Rafael Moneo Monday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join PennDesign in welcoming celebrated architect Jose Rafael Moneo…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery after dark, Photo by Dragon Ball Yee
Eyes on the Street

October 25-27: Laurel Hill Cemetery Halloween Tour | Philadelphia Orchard Day | Growing Healthy Communities | Cobbs Creek 5K | Fernhill Park tree tour | Liberty Lands Park kids' festival

Happy weekend Streeters!  SPOOK: Soul Crawl, Haunted History Halloween Tour Friday, October 25. 7pm - 9pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue. Get into the Halloween spirit as you creep…

    • 1922 Phila. carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Philly shines at City Parks Alliance Conference

Hundreds of urban park officials and advocates from across the country gathered in New York City these past few days to sample the city's park renaissance and to share their own…

    • Cityscape from Bartram's Garden

Peter Harnik on "Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities" and their applications for Philadelphia.

Peter Harnik, the director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land, comes to Philadelphia next Monday to talk about Green 2015, the action plan…

    • Celebrate the Parks this season

Celebrate the Parks this season

This season, celebrate your park by giving back - support education and advocacy programs for Philadelphia's parks and recreation!  Consider a donation to the Philadelphia Parks Alliance (PPA) at this…

This just in from the Parks Alliance

Please take a moment to click here, and sign a letter to City Council members asking them to support the proposed budget for the new Department of Parks and Recreation.  …

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