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All posts tagged: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation



Mural, Pocket Park Being Celebrated Earth Day Weekend

Friday, April 20, 2018

Last summer, we joined artist Paul Santoleri and Roxborough and residents for a community painting event that laid the foundation for Watershed, the mural that now overlooks the neighborhood’s newest community green space–Roxborough Pocket Park. Just in time for Earth Day weekend, Santoleri’s work is finished and will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 21st.

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Join Us in Making Germantown's Bringhurst Park Greener

Monday, March 26, 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to involve residents in designing these planned green improvements, we are currently working with neighbors and others who use Bringhurst Park to revamp the space and add stormwater management features. A meeting to discuss the project and collect feedback about possible improvements will be held at the park on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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Wanted: West Phila. Students for Watershed Stewardship Training

Monday, March 5, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

In a recent talk hosted by the TTF Watershed Partnership, acclaimed author Richard Louv urged Philadelphia parents to make sure their kids are getting enough “Vitamin N”—as in nature. Thanks to the new Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship program, West Philadelphia youth can get a healthy dose of nature along with valuable life and career skills. There’s even a stipend to sweeten the pot.

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1,000 Greened Acres (So Far): It Took a City

Monday, October 30, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

As we've seen over the last six years, to really transform Philadelphia's landscape on a scale that's big enough to have a real impact on our rivers, it takes more than just Water Department crews and contractors building rain gardens. In fact, it takes a whole city working together, not to mention supportive partners...

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So Many Ways to Keep Cool in Philadelphia: Opening Hydrants? Not One of Them

Thursday, July 13, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

In Philadelphia, we're lucky to have more pools and spray grounds per resident than any other city in the U.S. Because we have all those great, free places to cool off, there's no reason to open fire hydrants when the weather gets hot or risk swimming in our unpredictable rivers, where drowning is always a risk. Opening hydrants can cause a number of dangerous situations...

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Love Your Park: Celebrate the Green Spaces Protecting Your Water

Friday, May 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

From the very beginning, the Fairmount Park system has been an important tool for protecting Philadelphia's rivers and streams, and to read the history of our park system is to read a story of city planners striving to create natural buffers to protect rivers and streams from industry and development..

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Flood Risk Management Task Force: Manayunk Public Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Members of the Manayunk community and Philadelphia residents are invited to join City officials for a special meeting highlighting ongoing efforts to protect neighborhoods from the impacts of flooding and storms. The talk is being hosted by the City of Philadelphia's Flood Risk Management Task Force...

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