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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

Depression

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

COVID-19 Parks Benefits

Crime

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

ATVs impounded New Jersey

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

Entertainment

These Parks on Tap postcards are free to download and color

Parks on Tap postcards

Illness

New Jersey may be flattening its curve – but there's a long road ahead, Murphy says

New Jersey flattening the curve infection rate data

Parks

Philly parks remain open, but closures are 'not off the table,' Mayor Kenney says

Wissahickon Valley Park Coronavirus COVID-19

Parks

New Jersey closes state, county parks due to persistent gatherings amid coronavirus outbreak

New Jersey state county parks closed coronavirus covid-19

Nature

Take a stroll through these Philly-area parks while social distancing

Social distancing in parks

Wellness

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address the obesity epidemic

Obesity City Policies

Parks

Sound-emitting devices meant to keep teens out of parks will stay, despite complaints

Mosquitos stay in parks

Outdoors

Pa.'s Cherry Springs State Park named one of Time for Kids' 50 coolest places in the world

Cherry Springs State Park

Volunteering

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

Love Your Park Fall Service Day

Parties

All the details for Glow in the Park 2019 outside the Horticulture Center

Glow in the Park is annual fall party in Fairmount Park

Festivals

Details on 'Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park,' a free art show and festival this fall

Carroll -  Rail Park Phase One

Health News

Spending time in city parks puts you in a good mood, study says

Urban parks elevate mood

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