May 12th, 2020

Arts Day: Love Your Park at Home May 12th Schedule

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Tuesday, May 12th is Arts Day during Love Your Park @ Home! Here are all of the fun and free things you can learn, share, and do to celebrate the arts in Philly parks. 

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LEARN: about Public Art in the Park

Register for free

Join the Association for Public Art (aPA) for a lunchtime virtual "walking" tour of a selection of outdoor sculptures found around the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Rain or shine, aPA staff will share fascinating stories and answer questions about these hidden public art gems and park favorites.

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Nature has a special way of inspiring photography, paintings, poetry, and prose. Have you ever written a haiku? Get inspired by going for a walk in your local park or in your own backyard!

Here's how to write a traditional, 3-line haiku: 

1. First line: 5 syllables

2. Second line: 7 syllables

3. Third line: 5 syllables

Be sure to share your haiku on social media and tag #loveyourpark!

DO: Create art of your park

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Create a natural scene or special message on the sidewalk in front of your home or in your local park using sidewalk chalk or the bits and pieces of nature you can find, like twigs, rocks, and leaves! You can also draw or paint a picture of your local park!

BONUS: Color these free botanical coloring pages!

The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center opened in 1979 and is home to a lovely greenhouse filled with a variety of tropical plants.  Feel free to download these free botanical coloring pages, featuring select tropical plants that you will find in the greenhouse!

Upcoming Love Your Park @ Home events

FDR Park Clean-up

June 27th at 9:30am

Join Fairmount Park for a volunteer workday at FDR Park on Friday, June 27th from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. We will start doing trash clean-up at the area around the lagoon that was recently cleared of invasive species, and seeded with native grasses, flowers, and planted with trees & shrubs. This volunteer event is open to all ages and people of all abilities. Anyone interested is welcome to participate.

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1st Saturdays Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup

July 6th at 9:00am
Cobbs Creek Park, Florence & Cobbs Creek Pkwy

Join the Cobbs Creek Cleanup team to tackle the three Ts: trash, trails, and trees.

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1st Saturdays Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup

July 6th at 9:00am
Cobbs Creek Park, 63rd & Market

Join the Cobbs Creek Cleanup team to tackle the three Ts: trash, trails, and trees.

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