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Food & Drink

Opening of FDR Park's Southeast Asian Market delayed until end of April

Southeast Asian Market FDR Park


Parks & Rec seeks to add new sites to community compost network

Community compost network applications


Philadelphia's community compost network looks to grow roots in 2024

Community compost network


Renovations planned for Marconi Plaza include the new bocce courts, fitness equipment and more trees

Marconi Plaza improvements


City seeks volunteers to clean, plant trees at over 90 Philly parks

love your park 2023


Free ways to beat the Philly heat as summer temperatures climb

Philadelphia summer heat cool down

Arts & Culture

Shop local vendors, play ping pong and drink from local bars at the Oval Premier Market

Oval marketplace


11 Philly public pools open this week; here's when all city pools will open

Swimming Pools Open


Help beautify Philly's green spaces during Love Your Park Week

Love Your Park Week


Trauma counseling will be offered at Philly rec centers in areas prone to gun violence

Rec center trauma theray


Philly to install more than 100 security cameras to create 'safety net' around city rec centers

Security Cameras Philadelphia

Food & Drink

Parks on Tap's 2023 schedule set to begin with pop-up bar at Azalea Garden off Kelly Drive

Parks on Tap 2023


Southeast Asian Market in FDR Park to open this weekend

southeast asian market fdr park


Philly expands lifeguard training hours in push for new recruits to staff city pools

Philly pools lifeguard training


'Parks and Rec' costars Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler reunite during 'Saturday Night Live' sketch

parks and rec saturday night live amy poehler aubrey plaza


West Philly rec center to be renamed after worker who was fatally shot there in September

Tiffany Fletcher Recreation Center


Compost your pumpkins at these community drop-off sites in Philly


Here's how to get a free tree for your yard so you can help improve Philly's canopy

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Recreation center employee killed after being struck by stray bullet in West Philadelphia

Tiffany Fletcher Shooting Rec Center


Wetland revitalization begins at FDR Park in effort to improve wildlife, plant habitat

FDR Wetland


Philadelphia recruits future lifeguards at summer pop-up pool events for teens

Philly Lifeguard Shortage


Philadelphia needs more lifeguards to open all its pools this summer

Lifeguards Needed 2022

Food & Drink

Parks on Tap returns to Fairmount Water Works for summer season

Parks on Tap Water Works


Philadelphia parks drop in national ranking due to funding cuts caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Parks Ranking


Belmont Plateau's iconic sugar maple tree, nearly a century old, will be cut down this month

Belmont Plateau Maple Philadelphia


Modern waterfront park to open in Camden at former city dump site

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park Conceptual Plan


Philly taps architecture firm Design Workshop to revamp Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign


Lighting to be installed on Manayunk Bridge Trail by early next year

Manayunk Bridge Trail lighting


A secret to Jamaica's success in the Unity Cup could be the man who transformed their practice pitch

Jamaica unity cup finley


Two new basketball courts honoring Kobe, Gianna Bryant coming to West Philly this fall


Here's when every Philly public pool is scheduled to close this month

Philadelphia pools closing dates summer 2021


Here's how Philly residents can provide input on the three Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign proposals

Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign


Lifeguard shortage to keep one-third of Philly's public pools closed this summer

Philadelphia pool opening dates


Fairmount Park Conservancy to host children's workshop for Pattison Park redesign

Pattison Park


Philly selects three finalists for Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign project

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philly

Public Spaces

Knight Foundation invests $2.2 million to support Philly's public spaces, digital equity

Knight Foundation

Parks and Recreation

Philly is giving away 1,000 trees — here's how to get and plant one

Philly Cherry Trees


With Fishtown mural, Sixers' Matisse Thybulle will benefit Philly parks

Matisse Thybulle Fishtown


Parks & Rec slash night park hours for annual deer kill



Former Philly workers charged in thefts from Parks & Rec, HIV/AIDS programs

Philly Charges Theft

Parks and Recreation

Philly Parks and Recreation finds unique way to make popular programs virtual

youtube parks and recreation


Watch movies for free at drive-in theater outside Mann Center in Fairmount Park

Drive-in at Mann Center