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

Belmont Trail Maintenance

July 27th at 5:30pm
Belmont Trails in West Fairmount Park

Join our Friends at the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance for a bi-weekly event to maintain the trails and remove invasive plants.

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Trash Grab Tuesday at Parkside Trail: Round 2!

July 27th at 5:30pm
Fairmount Park

We started cleaning up the Parkside Trail, but there is more work to do! Join us to finish the job and make this hidden park gem a beautiful, accessible space for the community.

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Wednesday Weeding @ the Trolley Trail

July 28th at 8:30am
Trolley Trail Gateway at Chamounix Drive & S Chamounix Drive

Join us for a Wednesday Weeding session to save 200 newly planted trees from invasive vines.

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