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COVID-19: Spring volunteer events in Philly parks canceled

April 1st, 2020

As Philadelphia works to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of residents, staff, and volunteers. Volunteer events in Philly parks are canceled through at least May 10. Stay tuned for more information about Love Your Park Week 2020 in the coming weeks!


These volunteers are true friends of Philly’s parks

December 29th, 2019

At the 2019 Party for Parks Holiday Party, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation recognized select Friends Groups for their efforts over the past 12 months.


Relive Love Your Park Fall Service Day, in 15 great photos

November 12th, 2019

Relive the magic of the largest Love Your Park Fall Service Day to date in 20 #loveyourpark photos from parks all across Philly!


What happens to all of those leaves raked during Love Your Park?

October 28th, 2019

Fallen leaves can act as natural mulch for your trees and provide habitat for certain critters during the winter, collecting leaves from Philly’s parks has its benefits, too.


10th Annual Love Your Park Week kicks off at Marconi Plaza and parks across Philly

September 12th, 2019

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In Roxborough-Manayunk, parks band together to keep the neighborhood vibrant and green

August 8th, 2019

Get to know the traveling volunteer group that cleans up a different park in Roxborough-Manayunk every Tuesday.


How Ned Wolf Park went from gas station to garden in Mt. Airy

May 7th, 2019

As part of our ongoing park profile series, we’re highlighting a couple of Philly parks and their Park Friends Groups leading up to Love Your Park Week (May 11-19th!) This week, get to know Ned Wolf Park in Mt. Airy.


Bringing neighbors together in Bardascino Park

April 22nd, 2019

As part of our ongoing park profile series, we’re highlighting a couple of Philly parks and their Park Friends Groups leading up to Love Your Park Week (May 11-19th!) This week, get to know Bardascino Park in the Italian Market neighborhood in South Philly.


Matthias Baldwin Park: A green oasis in a fast-growing neighborhood

April 4th, 2019

Every month learn about a neighborhood park in Philadelphia and its Park Friends Group as part of a new park profile series on the My Philly Park blog. This month: Matthias Baldwin Park in Logan Square.


How Lanier Playground is bringing the community together again

February 21st, 2019

Every month learn about a neighborhood park in Philadelphia and its Park Friends Group as part of a new park profile series on the My Philly Park blog. This month: Lanier Playground in Grays Ferry.