May 11th, 2020

Park Pride Day May 11: Love Your Park at Home Schedule

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May 11th is Park Pride Day during Love Your Park at Home! Here are all the ways you can learn, share, and do to show off your park pride. 

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LEARN: about the Park Friends Network

Philadelphia has much to be proud of, and our public parks top the list, with one of the largest and most diverse parks and recreation systems in the country. Philly’s parks wouldn’t be what they are today without it’s 130 Park Friends groups -  the community advocates and volunteers that show love for their parks year-round. 

With each of their cleanups, jazz concerts, movie nights and fundraisers, these volunteers bring pride to Philadelphia’s parks. Learn about some of the amazing work they do in these Park Friends highlights!

Manayunk-Roxborough Conservancy 

Friends of Ned Wolf Park Friends of Bardascino Park 

Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park 

Friends of Cianfrani Park 

DO: Connect with your Park Friends Group!

Find your local park friends group and connect with them by becoming a member, sending them an email, or connecting/following them on social media.

SHARE: What makes you proud of your Philly park?

Fisher Park LYP 2018

Is it the weekly volunteer cleanups that your local Friends Group organizes to beautify the park? Maybe you're proud of your park's award-winning gardens. Whatever makes you proud of your Philly park, we want to hear about it! Share your story on social media and be sure to tag #loveyourpark. 

Enjoy 33 photos of Philly park pride!

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Don't miss these 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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