May 15th, 2020

May 15th is Play Day for Love Your Park at Home!

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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!

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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

Earth Day Cleanup

April 22nd at 5:00pm
Pennypack Park

Celebrate this Earth Day helping to keep our parks and waterways clean! Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for a family-friendly litter cleanup of Pennypack Park and creek.

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Earth Week Project in Fairmount Park

April 24th at 10:00am

Celebrate Earth Week in the forests & meadows of East Fairmount Park! Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Audubon Pennsylvania for a restoration project to plant trees and remove invasive vines.

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Love Your Park Week

May 8th at 12:00am

Love Your Park Week is a week-long celebration of parks across Philadelphia. Register to volunteer at one of dozens of parks across Philadelphia!

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