May 20th, 2020

Love Your Park @ Home: A Recap

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This year's Love Your Park Week looked a little different. It had a new name – Love Your Park @ Home – and a new mission: Learn about our parks, share with our communities, and take small steps to support both virtually.Love Your Park @ Home featured nine days of virtual events, online tutorial videos, and more. Each day we celebrated a park theme together, including: Nature, Family, Park Pride, the Arts, Community, History, Play, Wellness, and Gardening+Greening.There was a ton to learn, share, and do each day, so we get it: You might have missed a few fun and free events along the way. Not to worry – below you'll find links to every webinar and online video from the week.

Plus: Some highlights of all of the ways you participated via social media! 

Love Your Park @ Home Recap

All of the webinars you might have missed ...

Forest Therapy SessionIn this 1-hour Zoom session, we learned about the history & health benefits of forest therapy, as well as the global movement to restore the human relationship with nature. Featuring ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Jess Gregan.

Public Art Tour of Fairmount ParkThe Association for Public Art (aPA) took us on a lunchtime virtual "walking" tour of a selection of outdoor sculptures found around the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. 

Making History: The Power of Parks during COVID-19

Three leading park advocates led a lunch-time discussion on the resiliency and the future of civic spaces.

Carol Coletta, President and CEO, Memphis River Parks
Maura McCarthy, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Host
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Park History Happy HourFolks grabbed a Love Your Park Pale Ale beer (or a stein of ye olde meade) and joined John Sigmund, Fairmount Park Conservancy Historic House Coordinator, and other park historians as they kicked back, relaxed and spun some of their favorite Philadelphia park tales.

Guided Meditation
Nicole Taylor, who leads Fairmount Park Conservancy's guided hike & meditation events, led an intro to meditation webinar. This special Love Your Park @ Home meditation webinar welcomed all levels of experience with meditation - including those who are brand new!

Greenhouse YogaYogis enjoyed a relaxing practice to start winding down your week led by Lauren Daddis and hosted by Fairmount Park Conservancy as part of Love Your Park Week @ Home.

All of the DIY videos you might have missed ...

Watch the Love Your Park @ Home Playlist!The Love Your Park @ Home playlist your one-stop shop for park-themed video tutorials to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

Enjoy videos like: 6 Historic Houses in 6 Minutes, a how-to video on nature journaling, how to plant your own native container garden, a behind-the-scenes tour of FDR Park, and more!

All of the bonus activities to enjoy for all ages ...

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All of the ways to continue loving your park...

Limited edition Love Your Park tees still available

These special T-shirts are available for purchase until May 20th! "Philly Parks Needs Friends" screenprints are also for sale. Half of proceeds go to support the Love Your Park program.


Cheers to the Love Your Park Pale Ale! 
This special beer brewed by Mainstay Independent Brewing supports Philly parks and is available for pick-up or delivery.


Will you support Philly parks? Parks are essential, and they need your help. Become a friend of your park, or make a donation to Fairmount Park Conservancy to ensure that the thousands of experiences and memories in our beloved parks continue now and for generations to come.