May 13th, 2020

Community Day: Love Your Park at Home May 13th Schedule

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Wednesday, May 13th is Community Day during Love Your Park @ Home! Here are all the things you can learn, share, and do in celebration of community in Philly parks.

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LEARN: All the reasons to love FDR Park

Now is the perfect time to fall in love (or fall in love again!) with FDR Park, South Philadelphia’s largest and most dynamic public space. FDR Park - also known as The Lakes - offers over 350 acres of lakes, fields, meadows, bridges, marshes, mystery, and magic. A unique recreational and natural landscape activated by the incredible cultural diversity of South Philadelphia, FDR Park is truly a gem of Philadelphia’s public park system.

SHARE: Why you #loveyourpark!

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Shout out your Philly park! How is your park unique and/or how does it represent your neighborhood and community? Use our fun template to tell the world why you #loveyourpark!

Take a screenshot of the image above, fill in the blanks, and tag us on social media! 

DO: Join the Philadelphia Parks Alliance Day of Action

Our friends at the Philadelphia Parks Alliance are celebrating today with the Love Your Park & Rec Center Day of Action! It's an entire day of activities you can take part in to support our civic spaces.

Please join Philadelphia Parks Alliance on Wednesday, May 13 at noon, for a live question and answer session about the essential services that Parks and Rec provides with Philadelphia City Council members Cindy Bass, Isaiah Thomas, and Jamie Gauthier. They're also hosting a live Q&A with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell at 2:00pm. Visit the Facebook live link for both events here.

You can submit your questions using the hashtag #ParksAndRecQandA or in the comments to this post before and during the live broadcast.

Visit the link below to see the full schedule.

Upcoming Love Your Park @ Home Events

Second Saturday at Tacony Creek Park

June 8th at 10:00am
Tacony Creek Park

Come celebrate World Oceans Day with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, United by Blue and TTF Watershed at Tacony Creek Park. We will be coming together to help preserve the health and beauty of Tacony Creek. Come join our cleanup crew for a chance to win a United by Blue backpack made out of recycled plastic and stick around for free food after the cleanup. Environmental non-profits from the Philly area will be tabling to show how you can get more involved in their amazing efforts. All cleanup gear (gloves, pickers, buckets, & trash bags) will be provided, but feel free to bring your own gloves if preferred. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes, and don't forget sun protection and rain gear (just in case! ☔️). Lastly, be sure to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. 💧A water cooler will be available for refills. We cannot wait to sea you there!

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