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Recreation

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

Marconi Plaza improvements

Transportation

Northbound I-95 lanes in Center City to close for 36 hours in early February

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Development

Drexel plans new 'front lawn' to replace demolished dorms in University City

Drexel Lawn Park

Transportation

SEPTA altering multiple bus routes due to I-95 cap project at Penn's Landing

SEPTA Bus Changes

Government

William Penn statue will not be removed from Philly's Welcome Park, NPS says

William Penn statue

Environment

458-acre Girl Scout camp in Montgomery County to be permanently preserved

Camp Laughing Waters

Development

Chestnut Street bridge over I-95 scheduled to close Jan. 15 ahead of demolition

Penn's Landing Park rendering

Development

New 46-acre park planned in Delco at site formerly owned by convent

Aston Park Convent

Construction

Demolition of Walnut Street pedestrian bridge at Penn's Landing is underway

Walnut Street Penn's Landing

Holidays

Play street curling, admire holiday lights in Franklin Square this winter

franklin square winter

Weekend

Flannel Fest, park cleanups and an ice rink: Your weekend guide to things to do

Weekend guide ice rink

History

Bicentennial Bell, given to U.S. by Queen Elizabeth II, to be permanently displayed in Old City

bicentennial bell garden

Family-Friendly

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

love your park 2023

Recreation

City breaks ground on 10-acre waterfront park in Bridesburg

Bridesburg Park

Family-Friendly

Franklin Square to host Halloween-themed mini golf, trick-or-treating and a pumpkin patch in October

Fall Franklin Square

Fitness

Hike your way through Wissahickon Valley Park with the All Trails Challenge

Wissahickon Valley Park Trails

Investigations

Canoes, fishing gear used by youth programs vandalized at FDR Park, friends group says

FDR Park Vandalism

Wildlife

Center City's largest pollinator garden to bloom in Sister Cities Park

sister cities park garden

Recreation

New FDR Park playground to open with largest swing set on the continent

FDR Park megaswing

Development

Renderings show proposed plans for Thomas Paine Plaza redesign

Thomas Paine Plaza

Arts & Culture

New art installation depicts Philly's LGBTQ history through old photos

Gayborhood Public Art

Festivals

This year's Chinese Lantern Festival features a dragon tunnel and fortune-telling wall

Chinese Lantern Festival

Prevention

To prevent skin cancer, free sunscreen is available at 46 Pennsylvania state parks this summer

Sunscreen State Parks

Weekend

Boozy spelling bees and an Italian market festival: Your weekend guide to things to do in Philly

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Family-Friendly

Spruce Street Harbor Park reopens for summer season on Friday

Spruce Street Harbor Park 2023

Family-Friendly

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

Love Your Park Week

Government

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

Development

Boathouse Row to go dark for 8 months due to light upgrades

Boathouse row lights

Development

Construction of Penn's Landing park over I-95 finally approved to begin, PennDOT says

Penn's Landing Park Start

Development

New Graffiti Pier park plans get boost with $2 million in federal funding

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Environment

Former Chester County golf course to be converted into public park

Loch Nairn Chester County Park

Family-Friendly

Explore Fairmount Park and win prizes during a digital scavenger hunt this winter

Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt

Nature

Start 2023 outdoors with First Day Hikes at state parks in Pennsylvania and South Jersey

First Day Hikes 2023

Environment

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

Environment

State park opens in Chester County as part of $45 million conservation investment

Chester County State Park

Recreation

Wissahickon Valley Trail bridges reopen after 18-month renovation project

Wissahickon Valley Trail bridges

Environment

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

FDR Wetland

Food & Drink

Parks on Tap is taking its beer garden to 5 neighborhoods this fall

Parks on Tap Clark Park

Recreation

Basketball court dedicated to Kobe, Gianna Bryant opens in West Philadelphia

Government

Benjamin Franklin Parkway redesign project seeks public input

Ben Franklin parkway Redesign

Nature

New Jersey state parks, forests and recreation areas are free to enter this summer

NJ Parks

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