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Love Your Park Week Kick-off Service Day

May 11
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA United States

Join us for a citywide service day to kick off Love Your Park Week 2019! Over 60 parks across Philadelphia will host volunteer service days on Saturday, May 18, and…

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Love Your Park Week Walk in Nicetown

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hunting Park, 1100 W Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Join the Philadelphia chapter of GirlTrek for a walk from Nazarene Baptist Church to and around Hunting Park!

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PhillyPumptrack Season Opening Clean-up and PumpJam

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Philly Pumptrack, 52nd St & Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

The Season Opening Clean-up and Pumpjamp includes a track work-day that may include moving dirt, track maintenance, trash pick-up, rain garden tilling and clean-up followed by a Jam with riding…

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Fitler Square Spring Fair

May 11 @ 10:00 am
Fitler Square, 23rd St. & Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

This is our 58th annual Spring Fair always held on the Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. Volunteers run a variety of booths ranging from flowers, baked goods to…

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Pop-Up Play at McMichael Park

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

As part of our 90th birthday celebration of McMichael Park, Pop-up-Play is joining the Friends and creating a crafty time to make things that fly, butterflies, bugs birds and make…

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Ridge Runners Car Show

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Display of Classic Cars, Live Music, food, and fun for the whole family.

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Pet Adoption at McMichael Park

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

Furry Friends Adoption: Stop in and help find a home for our four legged Friends. Invited rescues are: ACCT, Street Tails, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Morris Animal Refuge, J & Co,…

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Springtime Wreath Making

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Starr Garden, 600-44 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Pay what you wish

Join neighbor Anna Whitesell as she teaches you how to make your own springtime wreath to take home and enjoy. Treat yourself to a fun project all for yourself. Pay…

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Vernon Park Plant, Play & Picnic Day

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States

Friends & neighbors, join us during Love Your Park Week 2019 on Saturday, May 11 from 11am - 2pm. Outdoor fun for all ages in the 'Emerald of Germantown', Vernon…

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Spring Fest at Marconi Plaza

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marconi Plaza, Broad St & Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148 United States
FREE

Join us after we clean up the park to celebrate! We will have music, face painting & pony rides on the West side of Marconi Plaza!

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Dinner in Bardascino Park!

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bardascino Park, 10th and Carpenter Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

Potluck dinner event. The community is invited to bring food to share, or eat individually under the park's new lights. Free

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Movie Night in McMichael Park

May 11 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

Disney's "Moana" is coming to McMichael Park on the Big Screen. Free event for family. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Fun under the stars.

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Mother’s Day Yoga

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
Free

Enjoy a special Mother's Day and Love Your Park Week version of our yoga classes surrounded by tropical plants in the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center! Please note these classes are…

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Learn to Row on the Schuylkill River!

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BLJ Community Rowing, 2200 Kelly Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129
Free

Always wanted to try rowing but never knew how? Well now's your chance! Join us for a special Love Your Park Week Learn to Row clinic with Brannon Johnson of…

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Guided Trolley Trail Hike

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trolley Trail, 3250 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
Free

The Fairmount Park Trolley operated in East & West Park from 1896-1946 providing a reliable and enjoyable means of accessing park amenities. Explore the physical remains of what is now…

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Story Time at the Turtle in McMichael Park

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

Coordinated program between the Friends of McMichael Park and Falls of Schuylkill Library. Themed story read around the Turtle with snacks provided by FOMP. Free!

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Public Art of Fairmount Park Bike Tour

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
Free

As part of Love Your Park Week, join the Association for Public Art for a guided bike tour of the public art at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Meet at the bottom of…

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Valley Talk: Pests, Pollinators, and You in a Changing Climate

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$10

Have you experienced the changing climate? Insects certainly have, and while overall populations are dramatically declining, some less desirable species are adapting and moving into new areas. In this talk…

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Plogging (Jogging + Litter Pick-Up) to FDR Park

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FDR Park, 1400 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States
FREE

Join the Passyunk Beer & Java Runners for a special Love Your Park Week plogging run to FDR Park! What is plogging, you ask? It's the latest craze (out of…

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World Orienteering Day

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FDR Park – American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States
$10

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum and the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about the unique sport of Orienteering. Originating in Sweden, Orienteering utilizes navigation skills to race from…

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Love Your Park Week Walk in the Woodlands

May 15 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Woodlands Cemetery, 4000 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
FREE

Join the Philadelphia chapter of GirlTrek for a one-hour walk through the historic Woodlands Cemetery!

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Sedgley Woods Open House and Disc Golf Demonstration

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sedgley Woods, N 33rd St & Reservoir Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States

Meet the Friends of Sedgley Woods and enjoy a demonstration to learn about and try out disc golf!

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Guided Hike in the Wissahickon

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wissahickon Valley Park – Cresheim Creek Trail, 7210 Cresheim Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States
Free

Fairmount Park Conservancy offers opportunities to get into the woods and discover some of the hidden gems of our park system with a wonderful hike leader, Brad Maule. Please note…

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Guided Hike in Haddington Woods

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Haddington Woods, 6525 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
Free

Join PowerCorps PHL Project Manager and Haddington resident Carlos Alvarez and Philadelphia Water Department Outreach Specialist Daniel Schupsky on a special guided walk through Haddington Woods in Cobbs Creek Park. Learn…

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Hidden Gems of East Fairmount Park: Guided Walk & Instagram Meet-up

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Fairmount Park, 3401 Reservoir Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
Free

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for a special Love Your Park walking tour of the hidden gems of East Fairmount Park! Led by the Conservancy's own Adela Park and the Knight…

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Thursday Night Mountain Bike Ride

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Belmont Plateau, 3220 CHAMOUNIX DR
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States

Join us for a special Love Your Park Week edition of our Thursday Night Mountain Bike Rides! We'll feature a King and Queen of the Mountain competition as well as…

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Astronomy Night at the Rail Park

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rail Park, Noble Street & N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

BYOB (bring your own blanket) and lay out for astronomy night at the Rail Park! Join the Franklin Institute astronomy team for an evening of stargazing and celestial tunes.

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Storytelling Campfire

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States

Monthly public storytelling campfires are held behind the Environmental Center. Storytelling followed by marshmallows to toast. Free Event. No registration required.

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Bilingual Bird Walk in Tacony Creek Park

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tacony Creek Park, 6151 Crescentville Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Come celebrate our park and neighborhood diversity! Join us for a bilingual bird walk in Spanish and English in Tacony Creek Park, a beautiful neighborhood spot with singing birds and…

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Nature Walk in Cobbs Creek Park

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cobbs Creek Park, 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States

Nature walk, followed by Park Clean up! Email cobbscreekparkfriends@gmail.com with questions.

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First Market of the Season featuring Vegetable Power Farm

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Liberty Lands, 913 North 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States
Free

Market featuring vegetables, flowers, eggs and more for sale. To be considered for vending contact the event coordinators

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Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ned Wolf Park, 7018 McCallum St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States

100's of Perennials, Shrubs, Annuals, and more for sale. Garden tools, books, and pots, as well. All at prices well below retail.

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Overington Park Plant Sale

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Overington Park, 4600 Leiper St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124 United States
FREE

We will be holding our annual perennial plant sale to raise money for the Friends of Overington Park (FOOP.) The best plants grown locally by master gardeners, great prices! Come…

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Eating Invasives

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
FREE

Help us remove the invasive garlic mustard plant and then learn to prepare garlic mustard pesto dishes for a light lunch! This event is FREE but registration is required. Register…

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A Charming Walk For Seniors

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
FREE

This walk is just for the seniors who think they can’t walk the Wissahickon Woods. We will follow the paths from VGI to Rex Ave at a pace that assures…

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Plant Swap and Terrarium Making

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Starr Garden, 600-44 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
$20

Got plants or trimmings to swap? Bring them and trade for other varieties to add to your home collection. Then stay for a Make Your Own Terrarium Workshop! Plant swap…

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Parkway Pals Play Day

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sister Cities Park, 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

The Parkway Pals are bringing their free museum fun, games and learning out to the park for another season! Enjoy a fun-filled day with live music, make and take crafts,…

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Mifflin Square Loves Reading / Read Across Philly

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mifflin Square Park, 501 Wolf Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148 United States

Friends of Mifflin Square Park, Friends of Whitman Library, Friends of Fumo Family Library and our neighborhood block captains are all coming together to host an afternoon of fun, family-friendly…

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Celebrating Children and Youth

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stinger Square, 1400 S. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States

We will have fun games, music, food, prizes and giveaways for the children and youth in our area.

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Love Your Park at Cedar Grove

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cedar Grove, 1 Cedar Grove Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States

Cedar Grove will be open to the public for free tours throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch and a blanket for al fresco dining on the…

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Guided Photo Walk in FDR Park

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
FDR Park Boathouse, 1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA United States
Free

Join photographer, instructor, and Philadelphia park lover Armond Scavo for a hands-on guided photography class and walking tour of FDR Park in South Philadelphia, where Fairmount Park Conservancy is working…

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Elvis Tribute Concert: Jeff Knick Jr.

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Join the Friends of Gorgas Park for an Elvis Tribute Artist Concert in Gorgas Park!

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Guided Walk through Pennypack Park

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pennypack Park, Pennypack Trail & Pine Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111 United States

Join Roland Williams for a guided walk of Pennypack Park. We'll learn more about the Native Americans that used this land, and view some of the artifacts found in the…

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Guided Photo Walk in Fairmount Park’s Centennial District

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smith Memorial Arch, Smith Memorial Arch, Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Free

Join photographer, instructor, and Philadelphia park lover Armond Scavo for a hands-on guided photography class and walking tour of the Avenue of the Republic and adjacent sites in the Fairmount…

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History of The Upper Roxborough Reservoir

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve, Lare St. & Port Royal Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
FREE

Adam Levine, the Philadelphia Water Department's historian, will give a walking tour of the Upper Roxborough Reservoir describing its history and its place in the history of water treatment in…

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