May 9th, 2020

Nature Day May 9: Love Your Park at Home Schedule

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Saturday, May 9th is Nature Day during Love Your Park @ Home! Here are all of the fun and free things you can learn, share, and do to celebrate nature in Philly parks. 

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LEARN: How to Nature Journal with Ranger Kelly


Take a few minutes to learn the basics of sketching what you see in nature! Nature is all around us - from the birds resting on wires to the insects under our flower pots and the weeds growing on our streets - so you don't have to be deep in the woods to see something wild. Learn how to keep a journal of what you see and start to deepen your understanding of the nature in our city. When it's safe, take your new skills to your local park!

SHARE: How are you experiencing nature right now?

Mount Pleasant Meadow

How are you experiencing nature right now? Whether you're in your backyard or getting some fresh air in Philly parks, we'd love to see what nature you're experiencing! Share your photo(s) with us by tagging #loveyourpark on social media.

DO: Virtual Forest Therapy Session via Zoom at 11am

Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy is a healing practice that weaves together the japanese art of shinrin yoku, or “forest bathing,” and elements of Jungian psychology, to help individuals slow down and cultivate a deeper sense of connection both with nature, and with themselves.

Join ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Jess Gregan, for an introductory Zoom workshop exploring the benefits of this increasingly popular practice.

Nature and Forest Therapy is a powerful antidote to the stresses of our fast-paced, urbanizing society, where busyness is often used as a measure of worth. You’re invited to join us, and learn how this practice can help us heal our imbalanced relationships with time, with each other, and with ourselves.

In this 1 hour Zoom session, we’ll learn about the history & health benefits of forest therapy, as well as the global movement to restore the human relationship with nature.

Don't miss these 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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