Philly Parks Need Friends: Announcing Love Your Park @ Home May 9-17!
This year, Love Your Park Week, the annual springtime celebration of Philly parks, encourages Philadelphians to celebrate from the comfort and safety of their homes with Love Your Park @ Home from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 17. Each day, Love Your Park @ Home, hosted by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, will offer free park-themed activities for the whole family, from virtual bike and history tours to gardening tutorials and much more.This time last year, more than 100 park volunteer groups were planning cleanup days and special events in many of Philadelphia's parks. While that's not possible this year, we want you to know your parks are still here for you.
During Love Your Park @ Home, each day’s activities will center around a specific theme. The themes, and a sample of the programming for the day, are:
- Saturday, May 9: NATURE
- Sunday, May 10: FAMILY
- Monday, May 11: PARK PRIDE
- Tuesday, May 12: ARTS
- Wednesday, May 13: COMMUNITY
- Thursday, May 14: HISTORY
- Friday, May 15: PLAY
- Saturday, May 16: WELLNESS
- Sunday, May 17: GARDENING AND GREENING
Show your support for Philly parks ahead of Love Your Park @ Home!In anticipation of Love Your Park Week @ Home from May 9-17, there are many ways to show support for Philly parks: Purchase a special edition Love Your Park T-shirt: Show off your neighborhood park pride by purchasing a limited edition “Here for Philly Parks” T-shirt ($20/each) from local screen-printer Wider Awake. Half of proceeds raised from the T-shirt sales will support the Love Your Park program. Purchase by 2pm on May 1 to receive T-shirts in time for Love Your Park @ Home. Purchase T-shirts here.
Toast to Philly parks with the Love Your Park Pale Ale:Love Your Park Pale Ale by Mainstay Independent Brewing Company is the beer that gives back to Philly’s parks. Once sold exclusively at the traveling community beer garden known as Parks on Tap, the new 2020 Love Your Park Pale Ale will be available for purchase via the beer delivery service Biermi.com starting May 4. A portion of the proceeds raised from Love Your Park Pale Ale supports Philadelphia’s parks.
Show your support from home with a Love Your Park screenprint: In addition to the Love Your Park T-Shirt, you can also show your park pride with a limited edition “Philly Parks Need Friends” poster ($20) to hang in your window during Love Your Park Week @ Home. Half of proceeds raised will go to support the Love Your Park program. Link to purchase poster here. Have a printer at home? You can also download the digital version to print here.
Donate to Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy is the non-profit champion of Philly parks. Donations to the Conservancy go to support its mission to bring parks to life by improving and stewarding Philadelphia’s parks, enhancing their historic and cultural assets, and supporting the communities they serve. Donate here.
Don't miss these upcoming Love Your Park @ Home events
Second Saturday in East Fairmount Park
August 8th at 10:00am
Boxers Trail, East Fairmount Park
Show some love for Fairmount Park's Boxers Trail! Join us for a restoration project to remove invasive vines from the trail and forest.Learn More
Volunteer Cleanup in Fairmount Park
August 10th at 9:30am
East Fairmount Park
Help keep Philly's parks and waterways free of litter! Join us for this small, socially distant & family friendly cleanup in Fairmount Park.Learn More
Cleanup Kit Giveaway at Chamounix Drive
August 13th at 5:00pm
Chamounix Drive & S. Chamounix Drive
Stop by our park hub on Chamounix Drive 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.Learn More