• 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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Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the…

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop…

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…

Remembering Paul vanMeter (1960-2014)

[UPDATED 2/14/14] The Reading Viaduct lost one its most passionate advocates last week with the sudden passing of Paul vanMeter. On February…

When will construction start on Phase 1 of the Rail Park?

Creating a linear park out of the whole Reading Viaduct and City Branches may be a long way off, but last…

More than $1 million floods Wissahickon Valley Park

More than one million people trek into Wissahickon Valley Park each year. That’s a lot for a park that was never…

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…

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 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…

Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features…

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…

Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s,…

Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old…

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…

Staycation: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

When most Philadelphians think of their backyard, they don’t envision nearly 1,000 acres of unique habitat and diverse ecosystem, but thanks…

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…

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