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

Tacony Creek Park Master Plan Public Meeting

June 7th at 5:00pm

Open House: 5 pm Presentation and Q & A: 6pm to 7pm Refreshments & Kids Corner Learn about the new Master Plan for Tacony Creek Park by viewing park maps and a presentation of the plan. TTF has worked with consultant Natural Lands to develop a plan centered on community input and equity, with the goal of encouraging park use and strengthening connections with communities. Learn more about People of the Park and Explorer Kits, two special projects implemented as part of the Master Plan process. The plan was developed with the help of an Advisory Committee, and widely shared surveys and focus groups. Many of you, your families, schools, and organizations shared your concerns and idea for the park. You told us your priorities — park improvements, operations, or programs. Your participation is the foundation for a new vision for Tacony Creek Park. This is an opportunity for the community to imagine and shape what we want to see for the future of Tacony Creek Park! Share the word and bring along your neighbors and stakeholders.

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Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup!

June 10th at 9:00am
Cobbs Creek Pkwy & Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Please join Kevin and the Cobbs Creek Cleanup team to remove litter, cut back invasive vines, and more! To register or to get information contact Kevin at or call 215-425-3874

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Second Saturday at Wissahickon Valley Park

June 10th at 10:00am
Wissahickon Valley Park

Help preserve the forest restoration site in Andorra meadows! Join Phila Parks and Rec for a volunteer project to remove invasive shrubs and vines and protect young plantings so they can become our future forest! Please note that the there is parking at the Andorra Upper Lot. The project location will be a 10 min walk down the trail from the lot. The trail will be marked with signage.

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