• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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In Common: The Oval stretches car-free play onto the Parkway this summer

Our series about Philly's changing public spaces continues with a trip on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ashley Hahn checks in on…

In Common: Finding a new LOVE

First up in a series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to LOVE Park looking for love and finds…

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…

Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the…

The Oval returns for third season, will it see a fourth?

If The Oval started three years ago as an experiment to see if an underused part of the Parkway could become…

Build new LOVE upon old strengths

Think of classic Philly views and your mind will likely leap to that mile-long vista from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture down…

Ideas for the new LOVE Park

I spent much of Wednesday in LOVE Park while staffers from PennPraxis, Parks and Rec, and Fairmount Park Conservancy collected ideas…

Fleeting Fantasy: The Oval returns, replacing asphalt with art and parking with place

With pluck and paint a parking lot can become a magic carpet, and an underused bit of parkland can become an…

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for…

East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced…

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…

Italian Fountain to reopen September 11

In late May we checked in on the restoration of the Italian Fountain between the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Conservators painstakingly…

Hot fun at The Oval

On Wednesday, Eakins Oval debuted its new summer identity - “The Oval” - wearing a fresh paint pattern and…

Beat the heat wave: Pools, spraygrounds and splash pads

As you have likely noticed by now, Streeters, we're in for a nasty heat wave this week. The forecasts suggest that…

Eakins Oval: More park, less parking

If the Parkway’s new mantra is “More park, less way” then the rallying cry for improving Eakins Oval might be “More…

Italian Fountain restored, getting ready to splash again this summer

The seahorses behind the art museum have endured various indignities in recent decades: cement patching, pool paint, a non-functional fountain setting,…

Among 43 Knight Arts Challenge winners, many will bring art to public space and neighborhoods

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia winners were announced Monday, marking the final round of of the three-year challenge grant program…

TreePhilly returns with springtime yard tree giveaways

Is your yard missing something? Maybe a nice dogwood or redbud tree? It's not too early to think about the spring…

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