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
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.Learn More
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 KevinInTheHall@gmail.com or call 215-425-3874Learn More
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.Learn More