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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

Kobe Bryant Mural

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

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

Parks Ranking

Development

LINK trail from Philly to Jersey Shore is part of Camden's $100 million parks plan

LINK trail Camden

Development

New renderings show Penn's Landing park that will cap I-95

Penn's Landing Wide Angle

Accidents

Teenager helps save children from icy pond in Delaware County

Collingdale Park pond rescue

Recreation

New pedestrian bridge could be built near Forbidden Drive later this year

Wissahickon Forbidden Drive Bridge

Nature

First Day Hikes at state parks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey encourage people to start 2022 outdoors

Ridley Creek State Park

Environment

Sunoco agrees to clean Chester County lake damaged by Mariner East pipeline

Sunoco Mariner East pipeline settlement

Recreation

South Jersey parks slated to receive state funding for improvement projects

New Jersey parks

Arts & Culture

Rowan University to open fossil museum showing dinosaurs found in South Jersey

Rowan University fossil museum

Recreation

Final designs unveiled for FDR Park Welcome Center, Pattison Playground

FDR Park WC Main

Parks

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to undergo $1.5 million restoration project

John Heinz restoration

Recreation

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

Food & Drink

Franklin Square has a new, covered beer garden

Franklin Square beer garden

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

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