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

Cleanup Kit Giveaway at Mt. Pleasant Mansion

August 6th at 5:00pm
3800 Mt. Pleasant Drive

Stop by our park hub at Mt. Pleasant Mansion to pick up a Solo Cleanup Kit! Cleanup kits are free to volunteers and include trash bags, gloves, a bandanna, and trash grabbers (while supplies last). Use your kit to clean up trash and littler while enjoying Philly's parks this summer as part of our Love Your Park Solo campaign. NOTE: Please stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Also, please wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance from others when you stop by.

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Volunteer Cleanup in Tacony Creek Park

August 6th at 5:30pm
Tacony Creek Park

Help keep Philly's parks and waterways free of litter! Join us for this small, socially distant & family friendly cleanup in Tacony Creek Park

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Second Saturday in East Fairmount Park

August 8th at 10:00am

Show some love for Fairmount Park's Boxers Trail! Join us for a restoration project to remove invasive vines from the trail and forest.

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