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Nature

Wissahickon Valley Park deemed a 'hot spot' for littering, overuse

Wissahickon Park Hot Spot

Development

Construction of Penn's Landing Park postponed by two years to 2023

Penn's Landing Park

Children's Health

Living near green spaces boosts mental health of city children, study finds

Mental Health Green Spaces

Prevention

More Pennsylvania state parks offering free sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer this summer

Sunscreen

Development

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

Pattison Park

Arts & Culture

City seeks public input on artwork proposals for North Philly Rebuild site

Mann Rivera Center artwork

Development

Delaware County moves to acquire Don Guanella School land by eminent domain and preserve space as park

Delco Guanella Park

Arts & Culture

Public input sought for artwork along Delaware River waterfront

Penn's Landing artwork

Government

Free wine, access to state parks among latest incentives to get COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey

N.J. COVID-19 vaccine incentives

Recreation

Pennsylvania approves $8.7 million to conserve historic structures at Washington Crossing

Washington Crossing Upgrades

Mental Health

Outdoor recreation remains popular and can help provide a big health boost

Outdoor recreation travel

Family-Friendly

Volunteers can now sign up for Love Your Park Week 2021

Love Your Park Week

Public Spaces

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

Knight Foundation

Parks

South Philly's Singing Fountain plaza could get a $1 million makeover

Passyunk Singing Fountain

Family-Friendly

What to expect at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show at FDR Park

Philadelphia Flower Show rendering

Renovations

FDR Park secures $4.5 million for new welcome center, café and event space

FDR Park renovations

Public Spaces

Philly seeking input on reimagined design, function of Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Parkway Redesign Philly

Recreation

Cycling activists want MLK Drive vehicle restrictions to remain permanently

MLK Jr. Drive bikes

Parks

Four trail bridges in Wissahickon Valley Park close for renovations

Wissahickon trail bridge replacement

Shopping

Fairmount Park Conservancy selling sweatshirts and masks through online shop

Philly parks sweatshirt

Fitness

Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run becomes a virtual spring race

Valley Forge Revolutionary Run

Food & Drink

Pop-up at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center to open for indoor dining

Dining at Horticulture Center

Parks

Parks & Rec slash night park hours for annual deer kill

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Investigations

Bucks County teen dies after shooting at Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon Park Shooting

Public Spaces

Philly group gets state grant to transform troubled Fairhill railyard into city park

Gurney Street Trail

Tourism

Liberty Bell, Independence Hall reopening next week

independence national historic park

Labor Day

Things to do Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia

Labor Day weekend in Philly

Parks

Swimming prohibited at Delaware Water Gap due to high levels of bacteria

Swimming Delaware Water Gap

Closures

Fort Mott State Park in Salem County closed until further notice

Mott State Park New jersey

Crime

15 ATVs, dirt bikes seized from illegal riders in New Jersey wildlife conservation area

ATVs impounded New Jersey

Depression

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

COVID-19 Parks Benefits

Camping

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

wharton state park opening

Parks

Social distancing ambassadors being dispatched to Philly's parks

social distancing ambassadors parks

Arts & Culture

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center to re-open in June

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

Food & Drink

Parks on Tap will return for summer 2020

Parks on Tap

Wildlife

Delaware officials investigating possible shark attack at Herring Point

Cape Henlopen State Park

Wellness

Is it safe to go to the shore this summer?

COVID-19 Beach Safety

Parks

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

park reopening plan coronavirus

Parks

Visitors to New Jersey parks leaving behind 'inordinate amount’ of urine, feces in water bottles

New Jersey parks

Parks

Chester County parks to begin reopening on May 6

Chester County parks

Recreation

New Jersey state and county parks, golf courses can reopen this weekend

New Jersey parks

Activities

Celebrate Philly's parks while staying home with free activities

Love Your Park Week

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