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West Park

    • Japanese Bazaar stereograph, Centennial Exposition 1876 | Library of Congress

Shofuso digging for its Centennial ancestor

Kim Andrews is standing on a busted up paved path, pointing at a patch of tamed weeds and poison ivy in West Fairmount Park. We are looking for the past. We…

    • Trail engineering: small logs help prevent erosion on a semi-steep climb on the Belmont Trails.

Into the woods: Fairmount Park groups aim to orient Belmont trail runners

This post was created in collaboration with Hidden City. Photos by Bradley Maule. Check out previous collaborations here. When I decided to make Philadelphia my permanent home, in 2005, I…

    • The newly restored waterfall has increased water flow and is

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 Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…



Cathedral Park, East Parkside, Green Hill Farms, Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Park, West Oarkside, Wynnefield, Winnefield Heights
The West Park District covers 6.86 square miles and has a total population of 43,354. The district’s boundaries were drawn to include West Fairmount Park, communities bordering the park, and neighborhoods located near City Avenue. The district performs dual roles in the city: it is a predominantly residential area, and its vast parkland is a major resource for recreation and open space. Major landmarks include the Philadelphia Zoo, St. Joseph’s University, and West Fairmount Park containing the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the Please Touch Museum.
Andrew Meloney, 215-683-4656,


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