• 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.

You are viewing 14 articles by the author Christine Fisher concerning Department of Parks and Recreation

Parks & Rec paves Poquessing Creek Trail

When most people think of Philly's far Northeast, they think of relatively suburban neighborhoods, driven by a post-WWII development and characterized…

Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events,…

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does…

Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm…

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…

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…

City seeks input on Frankford Creek Greenway

When the city released the Philadelphia Trail Master Plan this summer, it identified Frankford Creek Greenway, section A, as the second…

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…

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…

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…

Rivera Rec raising funds for intergenerational garden, orchard

The Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Urban Agriculture Program has about a week left to raise $400 and reach its $2,163…

More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less…

Bartram's Farm hits one-year mark, brings food sovereignty to Southwest Philadelphia

In its first year alone, Bartram’s Farm has built a crop field, greenhouse, community garden and orchard, grown 6,500 pounds of…





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