May 15th is Play Day for Love Your Park at Home!
Friday, May 15th is Play Day during Love Your Park @ Home! Here are all the things you can learn, share, and do to celebrate play in Philly parks!
LEARN: Why play is important
Never Too Old to Play: Rethinking American Playgrounds | Meghan Talarowski | TEDxPhiladelphia
Remember the playgrounds of your childhood? The giant swings and warp speed merry go rounds? But look around today and find a sea of rubber and plastic "bubble wrapped" play. Find out how American playgrounds can "spark joy" again, for all ages. Meghan Talarowski is the founder and director of Studio Ludo, a non-profit dedicated to building better play through research, design, and advocacy. She has degrees in architecture and landscape architecture, over 15 years of experience in the design field, and is a certified playground safety inspector. Her research focuses on how the design of play environments impacts physical health and social behavior, and has been presented at conferences worldwide. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
SHARE: Your park-themed playlist!
Share a link to your playlist listing your top park themed songs! What songs make you think about the park? What songs do you associate to the park? Let us know how you groove in your park! If you need some inspiration check out our playlist above!
DO: Join a virtual nature scavenger hunt at 3:00pm
Tag along this fun and fascinating Nature Scavenger Hunt in beautiful Pleasant Hill Park along the Delaware River with our friends at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation at 3:00pm.
BONUS: Play "I Spy" during Love Your Park @ Home!
Look outside and learn about the plants and animals in your park or back yard by playing I Spy!
Upcoming Love Your Park @ Home Events
Second Saturday at Fairmount Park
February 13th at 10:00am
Spend time outside this winter and help protect Fairmount's forests! Join us for a volunteer project to remove invasive shrubs and vines from Fairmount Park.Learn More
Second Saturday at Pennypack Park
March 13th at 10:00am
Help preserve the trees of Pennypack Park! Join us for a volunteer project to remove invasive shrubs and vines its beloved forests & meadows.Learn More