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Environment

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

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Crime

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

Tiffany Fletcher Shooting Rec Center

Environment

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

FDR Wetland

Recreation

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

Philly Lifeguard Shortage

Recreation

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

Environment

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

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Nature

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

Belmont Plateau Maple Philadelphia

Government

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

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park Conceptual Plan

Development

Philly taps architecture firm Design Workshop to revamp Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign

Recreation

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

Manayunk Bridge Trail lighting

Soccer

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

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Recreation

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

Recreation

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

Philadelphia pools closing dates summer 2021

Development

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

Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign

Recreation

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

Philadelphia pool opening dates

Development

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

Pattison Park

Development

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

Murals

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

Matisse Thybulle Fishtown

Parks

Parks & Rec slash night park hours for annual deer kill

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Investigations

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

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Entertainment

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

Drive-in at Mann Center

Recreation

Basketball hoops being restored at dozens of Philadelphia courts

Philly basketball hoops

Camping

Camping reopening in some New Jersey state parks, forests, recreation centers June 22

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Parks

Social distancing ambassadors being dispatched to Philly's parks

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Recreation

Philly extends application deadline for summer Playstreets program

Playstreets parks and recreation

Recreation

Philadelphia pools won't open this summer amid COVID-19 crisis

Philly COVID-19 Pools

Family-Friendly

Getaway at the Greenhouse returns with summer-inspired programming

Getaway at the Greenhouse in Fairmount Park

Volunteering

Beautify Philly's parks on 'Love Your Park' service day

Love Your Park Fall Service Day

Parks and Recreation

$3 million investment will build new soccer fields across Philly

Rebuild Soccer Investment

Parks and Recreation

Philly's public pools will all be open by July 2 — check the schedule for the one in your neighborhood

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Prevention

Point Breeze athletic field closed for elevated lead levels in soil

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Performing Arts

Rob Lowe on his one-man show, his Philly connection and 'trusting the process'

Rob Lowe

Development

Fishtown Recreation Center gets Rebuild investment for pool, outdoor facilities

Fishtown Recreation Center receives Rebuild investment for pool, outdoor facilities

Performances

Dance company to perform while floating on reservoir in Fairmount Park

Raft Piece performance by Trisha Brown Dance Company

Neighborhoods

West Philly's hobbit-door creator fell ill — and then her neighbors stepped in to help

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Valentine's Day

Here's your second chance to buy a piece of the old LOVE Park

love park new design keepsake

Family-Friendly

Pretend it's summer during 'Getaway at the Greenhouse' in Fairmount Park

 Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park

Volunteering

There's a citywide park cleanup and tree-planting day on November 10

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