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    • Olney rec center

A Tale of Two Parks: How community saved Sturgis and Olney rec centers

At first glance Sturgis Recreation Center and Olney Recreation Center, located just blocks apart, seem like very similar community amenities. Both are located in the Parks and Recreation Department’s 9th district,…

    • Bartram's Mile: The plaza is where 56th Street meets the river. | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

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,…

    • Street tree, rowhouses

Philly mapped street trees for smarter maintenance

Philadelphia has hundreds of thousands of trees, but it has never had a comprehensive inventory of its street trees—until now. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation now has a complete digital record of…

    • Lee Cultural Center | Emma Lee / WHYY
    • Fishtown Recreation Center

Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, ‘Swimmo’ up for 2017 renovation

Fishtown is in store for more major public space improvements over the next few years, with redesigns slated for the Adaire Elementary schoolyard, the Fishtown Recreation Center, and the Lederer Pool,…

    • PA Registration Sticker

February 11: Pop-up beer gardens coming to city parks | PennDOT phasing out stickers | Tacony-Disston National Register District

The Department of Parks and Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy are working on a Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program that would bring true pop-up beer gardens (as in, open for…

    • 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,…

    • An EPA official at the trail opening ceremony commended the city for its greening efforts
Eyes on the Street

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's Delaware waterfront parks will be getting upgrades. The Department of…

    • Winter in Love Park, Photo by Bob Bruhin
    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground
Eyes on the Street

Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell Clarke came together to unveil something designed specifically for the…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
Eyes on the Street

Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • Longtime community members and park-users posed in front of the new mural
Eyes on the Street

City unveils a spruced up Francisville Playground

Nestled in the zigzagging streets of Francisville is the bright, colorful and recently revamped Franscisville Playground – a playground that has offered longtime residents a place to both celebrate and mourn…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

    • Greco/Hawthorne Park

City's newest plot of public green space, Hawthorne Park, opens

A huge crowd stood happily baking in the sun today as city and state officials and community organizers praised the newest addition to the city's park system, one that, they said,…

    • Nutter, DiBerardinis

Mayor, DiBerardinis announce TreePhilly

Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter and Michael DiBerardinis, deputy mayor for environmental and community resources, offered a Valentine's Day present to the citizens of Philadelphia by announcing the city's new tree…

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